Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Corridors of Commerce

Fostering Economic Growth with Transportation Investments

Selected Projects

Geographic Region Trunk Highway Project Description Project Budget Earliest Likely Contract Date
Greater Minnesota T.H. 14 Expand Highway 14 from two lanes to four lanes between Owatonna and Dodge Center, completing a continuous four-lane roadway between I-35 and Rochester. $160 million ---
Greater Minnesota T.H. 23 Complete two gaps to create a continuous four-lane roadway from Willmar to St. Cloud. $105 million ---
Metro District T.H. 252 / I-94 Convert to a freeway and add MnPASS lanes Dowling to TH 610. $163 million* ---
TOTAL $428 million 62% G.M.
38% Metro

(Note: Project budgets, for May 30th selection, will be set at 10% less than the estimate used for scoring anticipating efficiencies that will be found)

* $31 million is being provided by local governments towards the cost of the project.

Submitted Projects

Scoring criteria

More information about the criteria

Criteria Points Available
Return on investment 100
Economic impact 100
Freight efficiency 100
Safety improvements 100
Regional connections 100
Policy objectives 100
Community consensus 100
Maximum points 700

Tentative schedule

  • Jan. 18 to Feb. 5, 2018 – Public recommendation period 
  • February to March, 2018 – Project evaluation and scoring
  • April 2018 – Project award announcement and release of final scores

Contact

Patrick Weidemann
651-366-3758
pat.weidemann@state.mn.us