Minnesota Department of Transportation

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State Aid for Local Transportation


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The State Aid Programs unit manages the local bridge replacement program and oversees the processing of the bridge project plans; develops and implements other state aid programs and determines policy for eligibility, participation, distributes funds and performs studies to provide information on state aid systems and programs.

Bridge Programs

Roadway Programs

  • Falling Weight Deflectometer Project
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program
  • Local Road Improvement Program
  • Master Partnership Agreements
    New 2018-2022 Master Contracts are now available. The current 2012-2017 Master Contracts will be expiring on June 30, 2017. The new Master Contracts are being emailed to local agencies at this time. They need to be returned to MnDOT by the first week in June to ensure they are effective starting July 1st.
    If you didn’t receive a new Master Contract, please contact Sharon LeMay (sharon.lemay@state.mn.us) for Metro District or Patti Loken (patti.loken@state.mn.us) for all other districts.

    For those unfamiliar with Master Contracts, these are umbrella contracts which allow local agencies and MnDOT to exchange goods and services. The Master itself allows MnDOT, upon request of the local agency, to deliver small, routine services to local agencies. These services are listed in Exhibit A of the Contract. Any other type of service needs a stand-alone work order written agreeing to costs and terms of service. The local agency is always in control of requesting work. MnDOT will not perform services without a written request from the local agency.

    It can be beneficial to have a Master Contract on file should your agency find itself in need of MnDOT provided services over the next five years. Some services are not available without the Master Contract, and it can take up to two months to get a Master Contract fully executed. Your agency may never use it, but if you need it, it will be there.

  • State Park Road Account
  • State Safe Routes to School Program

Flood & Disaster Relief