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Highway Safety Improvement Program

Greater Minnesota (state projects)

Scoring criteria for the Highway Safety Improvement Program in Greater Minnesota. A total of 100 points is available spread equally between five criteria: location screening, coverage, expected impact, planning, and alignment with program goals.

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds cost effective construction projects that reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. In Greater Minnesota, MnDOT administers two HSIP programs: one focused on safety improvements to local roads and a second focused on safety improvements to state highways. The majority (60 percent) of HSIP funding goes to local roads. This page only applies to the state highway program.

Project proposals are solicited from MnDOT districts in two categories: proactive/systemic projects that address known risk factors and reactive projects that address a sustained crash location. Most projects are originally identified in a district or county safety plan or an analysis of fatal and serious injury crashes on the state highway network.

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How the projects scored

Below are the results of the latest round of HSIP announced in spring 2019. Projects needed to score at least 50 points to be considered for funding. View more detailed scores (Excel).

Last updated March 2020

Score District Route Description Treatment Year Federal Requested Amount Awarded Selection Note
100 D2 Multiple 15 Signalized Intersections Countdown Timers 2023 $162,000 $162,000  
100 D3 US10 St Cloud to Clear Lake High Tension Cable Barrier 2023 $1,470,825 $1,470,825  
96 D3 MN238 Upsala to Highway 27 Paved Shoulder + Rumbles 2024 $562,500 $562,500  
94 D6 I-90 I-35 to Freeborn County Road 46 High Tension Cable Barrier 2023 $1,080,000 $1,080,000  
94 D8 Multiple Districtwide Priorities LED Stop Signs 2023 $198,000 $198,000  
93 D6 Multiple Highway 16, Highway 60, Highway 61, Highway 63  Clear Zone Maintenance 2021 $270,000 $270,000  
93 D6 MN14 Highway 56 to Highway 57 High Tension Cable Barrier 2024 $711,000 $711,000  
90 D4 MN87 Frazee to Becker Co. Line Clear Zone Maintenance 2023 $500,000 $500,000  
88 D3 US10 Morrison County Road 14 and Morrison County Road 104 Reduced Conflict Intersections 2024 $1,485,000 $1,485,000  
88 D3 US169 Aitkin County Road 3 and Aitkin County Road 7 Left Turn Lanes; Lighting 2024 $270,000 $270,000  
88 D6 I-90 Highway 42 to Olmstead County Road 10 High Tension Cable Barrier 2024 $630,000 $630,000  
84 D1 I-35 Highway 210 to Boundary Ave Clear Zone Maintenance 2022 $810,000 $810,000  
83 D3 US10/MN23 Interchange Pedestrian Connection 2023 $675,000 $675,000  
82 D2 US59 Pennington County Road 3 Roundabout 2023 $585,000 $585,000  
82 D6 US14 Brown County Road 3 At-grade Intersection Improvements 2024 $810,000 $810,000  
82 D6 US14 Dodge County Road 9 At-grade Intersection Improvements 2024 $1,260,000 $1,260,000  
82 D8 MN7 Meeker County Road 1 Roundabout 2023 $792,000 $792,000  
82 D8 US212 Chandler Ave Reduced Conflict Intersection 2023 $1,080,000 $1,080,000  
81 D7 MN13 Le Sueur County Road 28 Roundabout 2022 $1,530,000 $1,530,000  
80 D6 MN43 Highway 14/Highway 61 Roundabout 2022 $3,150,000 $0 Insufficient funds available in the year requested
79 D6 MN58 Goodhue County Road 9 Roundabout 2024 $1,890,000 $1,890,000  
77 D7 MN22 Augusta Dr Roundabout 2024 $2,680,000 $2,680,000  
70 D8 US59 Slayton Left Turn Lanes 2023 $315,000 $315,000  
62 D1 MN2/MN194 Saint Louis County Road 46 Roundabout 2024 $1,687,500 $1,687,500  
62 D1 MN61 Saint Louis County Road 42 Reduced Conflict Intersection 2024 $650,000 $650,000  
54 D1 MN37 Saint Louis County Road 5 Left Turn Lanes; Realignment 2024 $700,000 $700,000  
50 D8 US212 Morningside Dr Roundabout 2024 $1,800,000 $1,800,000  
45 D3 US10 Highway 115 Reduced Conflict Intersection 2024 $540,000 $540,000 Selected to take advantage of local construction project. 
36 D4 MN34 Becker County Road 26/Becker County Road 47 to Park Rapids Paved Shoulder; Flatten Slopes Not Selected  $1,700,000 $0  
26 D4 I-94 Exit 38, Exit 55, Exit 67 Interchange Lighting 2024 $360,000 $360,000 Interchanges were not evaluated in proactive safety planning and  are underscored in the existing scoring  methodology.
20 D4 I-94 Rothsay Snow Fence Not Selected  $1,251,890 $0  
12 D3 MN238 Morrison County Road 1 and Morrison County  228 Geometrics: Square Intersections on Curve Not Selected  $585,000 $0  

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