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Metro District planning

The state’s transportation needs and priorities are determined through a comprehensive, performance and risk-based planning process.

This process begins with the 50-year Minnesota GO transportation vision. The vision and guiding principles are intended to inform the investment and service decisions of all agencies responsible for transportation planning, construction and delivery in Minnesota.

MnDOT updates the 20-year Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan every five years to articulate policy objectives and strategies necessary to support the vision over the next two decades. MnDOT’ “family of plans” are developed to further guide how MnDOT invest in highways, freight, rail, ports and waterways, aviation, transit, bikes, and pedestrians.

Metro District’s 10-Year Capital Highway Investment Plan communicates the next 10-years of planned projects in the district. The planned projects align with the goals and objectives set in the Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan.

Over the next ten years, Metro District is projected to invest roughly $3.8 billion in state highway projects. The majority of projects will address pavement and bridge condition. While the primary purpose of these projects will be to address pavement and bridge conditions, MnDOT also will address other needs along the project such as the condition of roadside infrastructure such as signage, culverts, and lighting, implement new safety improvements, address pedestrian infrastructure that does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and make limited investments in bicycle infrastructure. Metro District investment peaks in 2020 at roughly $544 million.

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