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Lindau Lane in Bloomington, Minnesota
Lindau Lane (Bloomington, MN)

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

  • Local Road Improvement Program project applications are currently being reviewed by State Aid. The advisory committee will meet on March 25th for final recommendations for selected projects. Notices to applicants will go out shortly after then. - February 19, 2015
  • The 2015 CSAH January Distribution Book and 2015 MSAS January Distrubution Book are now available - February 5, 2015
  • The newly updated PM Writer (online documentation creation tool) is now available on the Project Delivery webpage under the Environmental heading - February 4, 2015
  • Revised Responsible Contractor special provisions and certification required starting January 1, 2015. See the 2014 Electronic Proposal Document Table - January 27, 2015
  • The 2015 State Aid Bridge Newsletter (PDF) is now available - January 20, 2015
  • Revised project map generated - January 13, 2015
  • Eight MnCMAT trainings announced in March and February and three Work Zone trainings in January and March annouced, view details on the Training & Workshops webpage - January 7, 2015