Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Metro District


Metro District Overview

Map of MnDOT Metro District

Metro District fact sheet (PDF)

The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6thand 8th Congressional districts intersect throughout MnDOT Metro District.

MnDOT Metro encompasses an 8-county Twin Cities metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties. Minnesota's two largest cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, are located within the Metro District, along with dozens of suburban cities and townships. Metro District’s population of approximately 3 million people represents slightly more than half of the state's total population. Between 2000 and 2030, population growth in the Metro District was expected to generate 15 million trips per day and 86 million vehicle-miles traveled per day, which is a 51 percent increase over these years.

The MnDOT team in Metro District plans, designs, constructs and maintains the state and federal highway systems within the district's boundaries. In addition to roads and bridges, Metro District supports 62 miles of MnPASS Express Lanes, 605 miles of rail line, 10 public airports, 110 Transit Park & Ride facilities, 16 Transit Park & Pool facilities, 5 public rest areas, and a variety of roadside infrastructure.

Corridors of Commerce

Three large projects in Metro were funded in 2017 and 2018 by the Corridors of Commerce program that will begin construction after 2020: