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Counties covered by MnDOT's District 7 area are:




Area Transportation Plan Open Houses

2016-2019 STIP - Public Meetings set for March 30 - 31


Regional Development Commissions (RNDC) and the Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) will be hosting a public open houses to dicuss the 2016 - 2019 Area Transportation Improvement Plan (ATIP). The ATIP lists all Minnesota Department of Transportation funded projects in District 7 in those four years. A presentation discussing the ATIP will be made followed by time for questions and public comments. 

March 30 - 3:30 - 5:30

Region 8 Development Commission

Slayton, MN


March 31 - 5:00 - 6:30

Region 9 Development Commission/MAPO

Mankato Council Chambers of the Intergovernmental Center,

10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN



Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) - 2019 projects

The Transportation Alternatives Program is a competitive grant for local communities and regional agencies to fund projects for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more. ATP-7 has selected projects for 2019

and on April 15, 2015 - Grant recipients will be announced.


For more information:



2015-2018 STIP

The 2015-2018 STIP was approved by MnDOT on September 21, 2014 and sent to FHWA October 1, 2014.


What is Area Transportation Partnership (ATP)?

Mn/DOT created ATP to emphasize greater public involvement in preparation of transportation plans and programs.

There are eight ATPs in Minnesota (one for each Mn/DOT District area).


Every year, the ATPs develop an Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) which cover a minimum four-year period. ATIPs include all projects seeking federal aid highway, state trunk highway, and federal transit sources of funding.


The ATP 7 is working to meet the goals of new federal transportation law - MAP 21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).To distribute the funds a Statewide Performance Program was created to allow Minnesota to meet performance targets on the National Highway System - a key focus of MAP-21.

New funding programs in MAP-21 include:


ATP 7 solicits projects for:


Current project maps


Current and past Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs are available on MnDOT’s Web site at