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Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

2015 MAP-21 Rulemaking

2014-15 Proposed New Rules

Through provisions contained in MAP-21, the FHWA provided notice of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations.  The purpose of the notice was to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process prior to the adoption of the rule.  MnDOT has been and will continue to serve as an active participant in reviewing the proposed rules.  The table below shows the schedule of the various rules under consideration.

MnDOT's MAP-21 Rulemaking Schedule

Proposed Federal Rule Topic Area

Federal Register Notice Issued

MnDOT Comment Letter Issued to FHWA

Safety Measures (PDF)

March 11, 2014

June 30, 2014

Highway Safety Improvement Program (PDF)

March 28, 2014

June 30, 2014

Planning (PDF)

June 2, 2014

Sept 2, 2014


August 4, 2014

October 3, 2014

Pavement & Bridge Measures (PDF)

January 5, 2015

May 8, 2015

Asset Management Plan (PDF)

Jan - Feb, 2015

May 29, 2015

CMAQ, Freight, & System Perf Measures

Spring 2015

Fall, 2015

MnDOT comments on FHWA proposed rules

MAP-21 proposes a standard set of performance measures that state DOTs must to use to carry out the National Highway Performance Program. MnDOT has contributed to the FHWA proposed rulemaking on Performance Measures in its responses to the FHWA proposed rules for both the Asset Management Planning proposed rule and the Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures proposed rule.