Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Transportation Data and Analysis

Cartographic maps, GIS data, traffic monitoring programs, and TIS database maintenance

traffic on a highway

Traffic Forecasting & Analysis (TFA)

  • Coordinates MnDOT's traffic monitoring and vehicle classification programs to produce average annual daily traffic (AADT) volumes for trunk highways and local roads
  • Provides leadership, methods, training, technical assistance, and quality assurance for 20-year traffic volume and load forecasts prepared by District Offices
  • Assists in special traffic studies and prepares traffic data reports for FHWA's Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS)

Roadway Data

  • Responsible for MnDOT’s Linear Referencing System (LRS), an integrated database with roadway and selected bridge, accident, traffic, and pavement data
  • Creates and updates Roadlog files with information on location, jurisdiction, functional classification, surface/shoulder type, road width and reference points
  • Maintains Control Section records, Construction Project logs, and the Trunk Highway Roadway History file (includes profiles of roadway cross sections)

Geographic Information & Mapping (GIM)

  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining MnDOT's cartographic data through GIS and other applications
  • Develops the Official State Highway Map; maps for Minnesota's 87 counties; 1,782 townships; several cities; statewide street series maps
  • Maintains geospatial layers found on MnDOT's Interactive Basemap and provides data sets that include GIS shapefiles, metadata, and information about transportation features, boundaries, streams, rivers and lake locations