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CSAH 41 (200th Ave.) in Martin County
CSAH 41 (200th Ave.) in Martin County

To support the state's system of streets, roads and bridges, MnDOT distributes funds for highway maintenance and construction to counties, cities and townships based on a formula determined by the Legislature.

SALT works closely with local levels of government to ensure the state maintains a safe, effective and coordinated highway network.

In addition to funding support, staff from SALT provides technical assistance in highway and bridge design, construction and maintenance, authorizes grants for bridge construction, coordinates local federally funded projects and provides overall management of the state aid system.

SALT links MnDOT with city and county engineers to transfer technical expertise and determine ways to improve the state's highway system.

What's New

  • The September E-Scene is now available - September 20, 2016
  • Guidance and application for the HSIP 2018-2021 solicitation now available on the Traffic Safety webpage - September 13, 2016
  • The MnDOT Aeronautics Office is hosting an hour online training on Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Drone Policy Training. To register follow the instructions on the Trainings & Workshops webpage - September 9, 2016
  • Signups for 2017 sessions for Signal and Lighting Certification and Recertification are available on the Trainings & Workshops webpage - September 8, 2016