Minnesota Department of Transportation

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State Aid for Local Transportation


What We Do

CSAH 41 (200th Ave.) in Martin County
CSAH 12 in the City of Buffalo

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 current MnCMAT tool will be retired on 3/31/2020. The new MnCMAT2 will be released on 3/19/2020. City and county staff can register for MnCMAT2 training on the Events & Workshops webpage - February 21, 2020
  • The January CSAH Distribution Book is now available - February 13, 2020
  • The January MSAS Distribution Book is now available - February 6, 2020
  • MnDOT's FTP service is being shut down and we will be using Managed File Transfer (MFT) Workspace to send and recieve files that are too large for email attachments. Please see the attachment (PDF) for instructions on how to setup and use - February 5, 2020
  • The January E-Scene is now available - January 15, 2020