MnDOT's 10-Year Capital Highway Investment Plan
What is the 10-Year CHIP?
The 10-year Capital Highway Investment Plan details MnDOT’s capital highway investments for the next ten years on the state highway network. The CHIP is updated yearly to remove projects that are currently being constructed, adjust timing of existing planned projects, and add new planned projects. The primary purpose of the document is to communicate programmed and planned capital highway projects over the next 10 years. The document serves as a check to ensure that MnDOT is meeting the investment levels and performance outcomes identified in MnDOT's 20-year State Highway Investment Plan, MnSHIP, and explains any change in direction or outcomes from the investment direction.
The first four years represent state highway projects in the State Transportation Improvement Program which is MnDOT’s committed construction program. The CHIP also identifies projects in the six years after the current STIP which are the agency’s planned investments. While projects are not commitments until they reach the STIP, listing potential projects 5-10 years out allows for advanced coordination and ultimately better projects for all those served.
Project Selection Policy
In 2017, the Minnesota Legislature directed the Minnesota Department of Transportation to develop and implement a new transparent and objective project selection policy. MnDOT adopted the new project selection policy in November 2018 and implemented the policy during the development of the 2020-2029 CHIP. State highway projects in the CHIP this year identify the project score and the project selection program it was selected from. Projects which were selected and included in the 2019-2022 STIP do not have a score listed because they were selected before implementation of the project selection policy. More information on the project selection policy and the lists of candidate projects can be found here. The list of candidate projects considered for the 2020-2029 CHIP will be available in the near future.
2020-2029 10-Year Statewide CHIP
A pdf version of the Statewide CHIP is listed below. An interactive map of projects is also availalbe on MnMAP - MnDOT's collaborative GIS website.
CHIP Story Map
MnDOT created an interactive version of the CHIP known as a Story Map. Using maps, text, images, and video, the Story Map describes MnDOT's project planning process and investments for the next ten years. It also highlights interesting, important, and impactful projects each MnDOT district is planning over the next ten years.
What if I have questions or comments on a project?
Good! We welcome comments and questions about projects. One of the reasons MnDOT started identifying potential projects 10 years in advance is to better coordinate and communicate potential projects before they reach the 4-year STIP. MnDOT generally begins scoping projects 5 to 6 years in advance, which are 2024 and 2025 for this year’s CHIP. Now is the best time to provide a comment on projects planned for those years. The best way to find information about a project in years 5-10 is to contact the district planning director:
- District 1 Planning Director: Bryan Anderson
- District 2 Planning Director: Nancy Graham
- District 3 Planning Director: Steve Voss
- District 4 Planning Director: Mary Safgren
- District 6 Planning Director: Heather Lukes
- District 7 Planning Director: Ronda Allis
- District 8 Planning Director: Lindsey Bruer
- Metro District Planning: Molly McCartney
To comment, click on their name and an email will appear with their address. If you have general questions about the CHIP and the project development process, please email Josh Pearson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the comment box below.