Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Minnesota Highway Freight Program

About the program

Freight truck travelling on the highway.
Minnesota Highway Freight Program goals include infrastructure and operational improvements to U.S. highways, and improving safety, security, efficiency and resiliency of freight transport.

The Minnesota Highway Freight Program is a grant program designed to improve freight safety, mobility, intermodal facilities and first and last mile connections to key destinations.

Minnesota cities, counties, metropolitan planning organizations, tribal governments, ports, airports, railroads and others may apply for funding for roadway, railroad safety, port and intermodal projects that benefit freight throughout the state.

Funding for the Minnesota Highway Freight Program comes from the federal National Highway Freight Program and state Trunk Highway funds that provide state support to make freight improvements. Freight improvements that are funded align with the investment direction in the State Freight Plan.

MnDOT awarded funding for state fiscal years 2019-2022 in 2017, and for state fiscal years 2022-2025 in 2020. MnDOT is drafting a potential new third round of the solicitation for funding available in state fiscal years 2026-2028. Please contact the program manager at andrew.andrusko@state.mn.us if you have any input on the program.

Awarded Projects and National Highway Freight Network Map

Evaluation and scoring criteria

2020 second round program results

2017 first round program results

Past meetings