Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway sponsorship

Application process

Step 1

Submit your highway sponsorship project concept with a map of the proposed project location.

Step 2

Schedule a pre-proposal consultation meeting with the Highway Sponsorship Director, Jessica Oh. If concept is approved, continue to Step 3.

Step 3

Prepare and submit a full highway sponsorship proposal.

Step 4

Receive notification of project approval or denial (review occurs in 30-60 days). Do not begin work in the right of way without authorization.

Step 5

Sign and execute a Highway Sponsorship License with MnDOT.

Step 6

Begin work in the right of way. MnDOT installs a Sponsor Acknowledgment Sign (when feasible).

Step 7

Conduct a brief annual check-in with MnDOT on the performance of the project, discussing maintenance quality, concerns, or questions.