Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Metro District Planning, Program Management and Transit

Development Review

MnDOT reviews proposed development projects including plats and site plans that are adjacent to or near established/proposed roadways that fall under the state’s jurisdiction (i.e. interstate, U.S. routes and state highways). Additionally, MnDOT reviews local government environmental documents (Environmental Assessment Worksheets, Environmental Impact Studies and Alternative Urban Analysis Reviews) through the Environmental Quality Boards review process.

Following MnDOT’s review, a letter is submitted to the affected governmental units that include:

  • Required MnDOT permits (access, drainage, right of way alterations and grading permits)
  • Access location and required treatments (see Access Management Guidelines).

Preliminary Plans

MnDOT encourages the submittal of preliminary plans for review and comment early in the project development process. This saves time and money, as issues are addressed prior to significant planning and design work.

Submittal requirements, a review submittal checklist and a discussion of MnDOT’s review process can be found in the Local Government Guide (PDF). You can also contact Tod Sherman for additional information:

Tod Sherman
Planning Director