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Minnesota Weight Enforcement Investment Plan

About the Plan

Minnesota Weight Enforcement Investment Plan cover page

The Minnesota Weight Enforcement Investment Plan is a joint effort between MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol to develop a statewide 10 year plan of capital, operational and safety investments to ensure the safety of motorists and truckers across the state.

As part of this effort, the state engaged truckers, trucking companies, law enforcement, cities, counties and others to understand truck safety needs statewide.

An engineering assessment was also developed that identified a future funding gap of approximately $96 million over the next ten years. For that reason, state agencies are moving forward with a goal to preserve the existing weigh station facilities and equipment while seeking additional funding to make improvements to address this funding gap, and increase the number of safety inspections across the state.

Plan documents

Provide public feedback through January 24

MnDOT is seeking public feedback on the draft 10-year Minnesota Weight Enforcement Investment Plan. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 24, 2020. You can submit comments and questions:

  • At a public open house, hosted by MnDOT and Minnesota State Patrol on Monday, Jan. 6 at the MnDOT Central Office from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Presentations are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. Informational materials will be available, and representatives from MnDOT and Minnesota State Patrol will be on hand to answer questions.
  • By email to julie.whitcher@state.mn.us.
  • By mail to Julie Whitcher, Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations, MS 470, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55155.