Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Project selection

Increasing the transparency of how we select highway construction projects

Targeted safety improvements

MnDOT evaluates options to improve safety as part of every project. Not every safety concern can always be addressed on every project, but MnDOT makes a concerted effort to address the safety of all users during the project development process.

MnDOT also manages the Highway Safety Improvement Program, which specifically targets improvements that reduce the number of fatal and serious injury crashes. In addition, the Railway-Highway Crossings Program, Intelligent Transportation Systems Program and Safety Rest Area Program each fund projects that increase and support safe travel on state highways.

After funding safety improvements on already planned projects, each MnDOT district evaluates additional safety needs for targeted improvements. If districts have additional safety funds based on the guidance in the Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan, districts may also select potential standalone projects that aren’t selected by or eligible for the dedicated safety programs.

Highway Safety Improvement Program

Other safety improvement projects