$250M in Corridors of Commerce Funding Available for Local Transportation Infrastructure Projects

August 8, 2022

Deadline is Nov. 30 to submit project recommendations that improve local transportation infrastructure and support economic development.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages cities, counties, tribal governments, and other qualified organizations in Minnesota to offer recommendations for Corridors of Commerce funds that will improve local transportation infrastructure through projects that support economic development. The deadline to submit recommendations is Nov. 30, 2022.

A total of $250 million in funding is available statewide during this Corridors of Commerce program solicitation. Bonds approved during the 2021 legislative session will provide $200 million, and MnDOT will use an additional $50 million in trunk highway funds for these projects.

Submitting project recommendations

To be considered for Corridors of Commerce funding, each entity may submit one project by Nov. 30 that includes a detailed construction cost estimate. Project recommendations must either develop additional system capacity, improve movement for freight, or reduce barriers to commerce. Each recommendation will be evaluated and scored during the selection process. MnDOT will announce selected projects in May 2023.

Learn more and submit a project recommendation on MnDOT’s Corridors of Commerce website

Background on this funding program

In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature created the Corridors of Commerce program (Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088), authorizing the sale of new highway bonds for the construction, reconstruction and improvement of trunk highways for projects not already in the State Transportation Improvement program.

Access a complete list of projects funded through previous Corridors of Commerce solicitations

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