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Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan

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Investing wisely

Like you, MnDOT has a budget for its expenses. We all make responsible decisions to spend money on our basic needs—shelter, food, clothing. MnDOT also makes responsible decisions to invest funds in maintaining the existing system to a basic level of performance. Beyond the bare necessities, MnDOT has to make tough decisions on how to spend resources in the most efficient and effective ways. Planning helps guide these decisions. That’s what the Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan is for. In fact, the update is so important to the success of the future system that is required under federal and state law.

We live in a great state, and it takes a lot of resources to keep people and goods moving. Given the aging of infrastructure and the overall state of our highway system, there aren’t enough funds to address all of Minnesota’s existing transportation system priorities. Without additional funding, we cannot solve every transportation problem in Minnesota. That’s why, every five years, MnDOT writes a plan for how to invest its anticipated budget. We can only plan for dollars we can expect to have for the next 20 years. From 2023-2042, MnDOT projected $36.7 billion in available revenue.

 2023 Plan Update documents

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 2017 Plan documents

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Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan contact:

Brad Utecht
Project Manager
Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan

About the planning process

MnDOT recently adopted the Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan. The update process began in the fall of 2020. The next plan update is due in 2028.

  • Last Plan Adoption: 2024
  • Next Plan Update Due: 2028

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    Background Information

  • Review MnDOT and partner plans
  • Assess the 2017 MnSHIP
  • Analyze trends

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    Needs Identification

  • Identify needed improvements and strategies for implementation
  • Determine funding needs to implement strategies
  • Forecast outcomes and risks with strategies

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    Revenue Projections

  • Project state highway revenue scenarios
  • Determine possible funding scenarios over the next 20 years
  • Produce financial summary

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    Scenario Development

  • Develop investment scenarios
  • Conduct public engagement around the investment scenarios

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    Investment Direction

  • Identify preferred approach and set investment direction
  • Identify priorities if funding changes
  • Develop work plan

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    Implementing Next Steps

  • Communicate impacts on project selection
  • Develop 10-year Capital Highway Investment Plan
  • Implement work plan