Minnesota Department of Transportation

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State Aid for Local Transportation


What We Do

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

  • City user training instructions (PDF) for getting started in the Need application are available - March 24, 2015
  • Aggregate Base Gradations - 2015.1 has been added to the Construction Forms webpage. - March 20, 2015
  • The March E-Scene is now available. - March 16, 2015
  • SRTS Infrastructure Grant recipients have been announced, see the MnDOT new release for further details. - March 12, 2015
  • 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