Minnesota Department of Transportation

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State Aid for Local Transportation


What We Do

College Drive & Mississippi Parkway roundabout
(Brainerd, 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

  • As of July 1, 2014 Federally funded contracts with designated borrow pits (PDF):
    • MnDOT’s Cultural Resources Unit will no longer review contractor-selected borrow/disposal sites under our Section 106 delegation of authority from FHWA, based on the USDOT’s Legal Counsel opinion.
    • MnDOT’s Cultural Resources Unit will review borrow/disposal sites that are “actually or effectively dictated” by the city or county as part of an FHWA undertaking - July 21, 2014
  • We've added American Made Steel contract language to the 2014 Electronic Proposals. This must be done with LRIP and LBRP for the 2014 state funds - July 17, 2014
  • We've added a Safe Routes to School section to our State Aid Manual, view here - July 9, 2014
  • The June State Aid E-Scene is now available - June 18, 2014
  • Updated DCP Checklist available - June 10, 2014
  • The Bridge Fund Application form (PDF, 110 KB) form has been updated, please make sure to use this version - June 6, 2014
  • 2014 CSAH Spring Screening Board Book is available - June 5, 2014