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Minnesota Highway Freight Program

Created to allocate freight funding authorized by the Federal Fixing Americas Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Minnesota Highway Freight Program provides funding to construction projects on public roads that provide measurable freight transportation benefits. The program goals are to improve safety, security, efficiency and resiliency of freight transport on highways in Minnesota.

Current MHFP funded projects were selected through a solicitation in 2020 for three categories of projects: safety, congestion/efficiency improvements, and first/last mile connections.

The allocation between those categories was based on investment direction in the Minnesota State Freight System and Investment Plan. The solicitation was conducted prior to the adoption of MnDOT’s project selection policy. Future project selection may be based on a solicitation or another method. By federal requirements, projects funded by the program must be listed in the Minnesota Statewide Freight System and Investment Plan.

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How the projects scored

Below is the list of scores in the 2020 MHFP solicitation. This solicitation and scoring process was conducted prior to the adoption of MnDOT’s Project Selection Policy in 2018. View more detailed scores (PDF).

Last updated December 2020

Metro
Total Score Applicant Name Freight investment Category High level cost estimate for planning purposes Year planned
821 MnDOT Metro District I-94 Eastbound Lane Improvement Project Mobility  $8,000,000 2023
739 City of Bloomington I-494/I-35W Interchange Improvements Mobility  $11,100,000 2025
674 Anoka County US10/169 Ramsey Gateway Project Safety  $10,000,000 2025
630 City of Inver Grove Heights 117th Street Reconstruction and Modernization First/Last Mile  $8,000,000 2024
629 Carver County US212 Rural Freight Mobility and Safety Project Safety  $10,000,000 Not selected
600 City of Blaine TH65 Grade Separation at 99th Avenue Mobility  $7,000,000 Not selected
597 Hennepin County CSAH 5 (Franklin Ave) Reconstruction Project Safety  $3,300,000 Not selected
596 City of Brooklyn Park TH 252 / Brookdale Drive Interchange Mobility  $5,000,000 Not selected
555 City of Minneapolis Industrial Boulevard NE First/Last Mile  $4,200,000 Not selected
555 Hennepin County CSAH 109 (85th Ave) Interchange Project Mobility  $10,000,000 Not selected
533 City of Burnsville Cliff Road at I-35W South Ramps Improvement Project First/Last Mile  $1,300,000 Not selected
510 Hennepin County CSAH 9 (Rockford Rd) Reconstruction Project First/Last Mile  $5,900,000 Not selected
494 City of Maple Grove Highway 610 Extension Mobility  $6,900,000 Not selected
474 Scott County US169/TH282 & CSAH9 Freight Mobility Project Mobility  $10,000,000 Not selected
465 Chisago County US8 Reconstruction Mobility  $5,000,000 Not selected
457 Dakota County Reconstruction of 3.6 Miles of CSAH 86 Safety  $4,800,000 Not selected
444 Dakota County CSAH 86 and TH 3 intersection improvements Safety  $1,400,000 Not selected
390 Scott County US Highway 169 Overpass Project Mobility  $6,300,000 Not selected
Greater Minnesota
Total Score Applicant Name Freight investment Category High level cost estimate for planning purposes Year planned
758 MnDOT CO - Rest Area Program Burgen Lake Rest Area Truck Parking Expansion Safety  $1,500,000 2024
699 MnDOT District 8 US212 and Morningside Dr. Roundabout Safety  $1,600,000 2024
652 Rice County TH19/I35 Safety and Mobility Improvements Mobility  $1,100,000 2023
567 Sherburne County CSAH33 Reconstruction and Realignment Project First/Last Mile  $2,500,000 2025
559 MnDOT District 4 Snow Fence Installation on I-94 at Moorhead, Downer and Fergus Falls Safety  $1,600,000 2023
546 MnDOT District 8 US212 and TH15 Roundabout Safety  $2,600,000 2024
501 MnDOT District 6 I-90/US 52 Interchange Improvement Project Mobility  $10,000,000 2024
498 Koochiching County US53 and CSAH332 Roundabout First/Last Mile  $1,800,000 2024
404 MnDOT District 8 TH23 and CSAH1 (Kandiyohi County) Left Turn Lane Safety  $1,000,000 2023
392 Sherburne County CR65 and 45th Ave Realignment Project Safety  $1,200,000 Not Selected
360 Cottonwood County Cottonwood County CSAH 2 Pavement Enhancement Project First/Last Mile  $3,100,000 Not Selected
325 MnDOT District 3 and District 1 (Jointly) US Highway 169 Aitkin County Shoulder Widening/Paving Project Safety  $16,600,000 Not Selected
270 City of Wabasha Highway 60 Realignment Mobility  $4,000,000 Not Selected
270 MnDOT District 8 TH40 Shoulder Widening Safety  $4,000,000 Not Selected
187 MnDOT District 8 TH68 Shoulder Widening Safety  $4,000,000 Not Selected
187 MnDOT District 8 US59 Shoulder Widening Safety  $4,000,000 Not Selected

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