How will Minnesota road and bridge projects be selected?
MnDOT's approach to the economic recovery program - Highway Infrastructure - Jan. 29, 2009
Metropolitan Council project consideration process
MnDOT’s approach to the Economic Recovery program was developed based on the following criteria:
- Project readiness: MnDOT’s top priority is to use available funds so project readiness will be the top priority for project selection. Project readiness will be assessed based on status of environmental review, percent of right of way purchased, etc.
- Consistency with performance based plans/needs: To meet its commitment to use funds to make a lasting transportation improvement, MnDOT will give priority to projects with a demonstrated performance need.
- Statewide coverage: The intent of the economic stimulus bill is to create jobs statewide. As a result, MnDOT will work to ensure that the developed program will provide statewide coverage, job and transportation impact.
- Balanced program: Using the entire capacity of Minnesota’s highway construction industry will ensure the best possible project prices and efficient program delivery and job creation.
- Project Advancement: To be funded with Economic Recovery Funds, projects must be advanced within the State Transportation Improvement Program or not be included within the STIP. This will ensure that the projects represent new or increased work and, therefore, result in job creation.
Additional MnDOT Planning Documents
- Chapter 152 Bridge plan. Ten-year plan to rehabilitate or replace 120 state bridges, passed by the 2008 state Legislature.
- 2010-2013 State Transportation Improvement Plan Comprehensive four-year schedule of planned transportation projects
in Minnesota for state fiscal years 2010 through 2013. These projects are for state trunk highways, local roads and
bridges, rail crossing projects, and transit capital and operating assistance.
- State Aid - Will distribute a portion of the funds to local government
- Metropolitan Council
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Federal Highway Administration
- Federal Railroad Administration
- Federal Transit Administration
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