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Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan: 2014-2033

A Collaborative Vision for Transportation

Minnesota GO - A Collaborative Vision for Transportation


About MnSHIP

The 20-Year Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan 2014-2033 supports the guiding principles from the Minnesota GO vision and link the policies and strategies laid out in the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan to improvements on the state highway system.
The state highway system is a network of roads that includes interstates, U.S. highways, and state highways. MnDOT maintains the state’s 12,000-mile highway system. MnSHIP guides future capital improvements on Minnesota’s state highway system over the next twenty years; it will not affect local or county roads.

The 20-year plan is divided into three periods:

  • 2014-2017 - The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) (years 1-4): The STIP identifies projects on the state highway system that MnDOT intends to carry out in the next four years. The investment direction established in MnSHIP will primarily affect projects after the STIP.
  • 2018-2023 (years 5-10): A general plan of improvements and several specific projects will be identified in MnSHIP, though project timing and scope may change.
  • 2024-2033 (years 11-20): Specific projects are not identified; rather, MnSHIP sets broad investment priorities and develops associated funding allocations.

MnSHIP establishes fiscally-constrained investment direction for highway projects from years 2018 through 2033.

What Factors Shaped MnSHIP?

MnSHIP considers a variety of factors that affect the state highway system. System needs exceed projected revenue that will be available over the next twenty years. In addition, MnSHIP responds to recent federal legislation (MAP-21) that requires MnDOT to prioritize improvements on major routes included in the National Highway System. State and federal requirements, the Governor, technical experts, and public opinion will all guide the development of MnSHIP.

What Categories Make Up The MnSHIP Investment?

The total MnSHIP investment is allocated into ten categories that make up five key groups of highway projects. These include:

Asset Management

Traveler Safety

Critical connections

Regional + Community Improvement Priorities

Project Support