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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

  • Existing Master Partnership Agreements will expire on June 30, 2017. New contracts will be emailed the heads of the agency shortly. If you have questions about this, contact your DSAE for greater MN, or Sharon LeMay (sharon.lemay@state.mn.us) for metro - April 27, 2017
  • The March E-Scene is now available - March 20, 2017
  • The Minnesota Local Agency Asset Management Peer Exchange has an exchange schedule for May 16-17, to learn more and to register visit the MN LTAP Peer Exchange webpage - March 17, 2017
  • A training session on Roundabout Design Software and MnDOT Design Guidelines has been added to the Training & Workshops webpage - March 7, 2017
  • State Aid has a new online project map - March 6, 2017
  • New State Aid Tech Memo (17-SA-01) on Specification 2360 - Plant Mixed Asphalt Pavement - Design Guidelines for Local Agencies has been posted to the Tech Memos webpage - February 7, 2017