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).