D7 ATP Information
Counties covered by MnDOT's District 7 area are:
- Blue Earth
- Le Sueur
Transportation funding changes with new federal transportation law (MAP-21)
ATP-7 finalizing 2014-2017
The ATP 7 received final STIP guidance on MAP 21 and solicited transportation projects for the 2014-2017 ATIP. While most projects in the current 2013-2016 STIP are retained, 2017 projects must move toward MAP-21 goals. 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, and a District Flexible Program will help the Districts address their highest remaining risks.
New funding programs in MAP-21 include:
- National Highway Performance (National Highway System includes all principle arterials)
- Surface Transportation (Non principle arterial roadways - state, city, county, transit capital, off-system bridges)
- Highway Safety Improvement (highway safety & rail)
- Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (Metro only)
- Metropolitan Planning (includes Mankato area)
- Transportation Alternatives (Safe Routes to School, recreational trails, former enhancements, other)
ATP 7 will solicit projects for:
- Surface Transportation Program (all categories but off-system bridges, which will go though Office of State Aid)
- Highway Safety Improvement Program (rail projects to be managed centrally)
- Transportation Alternative Program (within a statewide framework)
Current project maps
- ATP 7 state highway projects in the 2013-2017 STIP
- ATP 7 rail, safety, city, county, off-system bridges, transit and enhancement projects in the 2013-2016 STIP
- ATP 7 parks and trails enhancement projects map
Metropolitan Planning Organization - Mankato Area
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 Annual 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.
Current and past Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs are available on Mn/DOT’s Web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/stateplan