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The overall objectives of the UPWP are:

  1. To help implement the MTP by conducting the planning work necessary for achievement of the goals, objectives, and projects within it
  2. To coordinate planning work among and between the agency and jurisdictional members of the APO
  3. To provide transparent financial management of the APO

Each UPWP covers a two year period, however, the UPWP is developed and approved annually. The UPWP’s second year is provisional and is only used to help the APO and its members understand upcoming studies and budgetary needs.


History of Changes to Current UPWP

The 2023-2024 UPWP was approved by the Policy Board on August 11, 2022.

MnDOT approved the 2023-2024 UPWP on September 21, 2022.

The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration jointly approved the 2023-2024 UPWP on October 4, 2022.


Previous Planning & Accomplishments

A full report of the APO’s planning work and accomplishments in 2022 is available by clicking HERE.


The Next UPWP

Development of the 2024-2025 UPWP has been completed. It was approved by the Policy Board on August 10th and has been submitted to the State for their concurrence. You can see the 2024-2025 UPWP by clicking HERE.


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Active Planning Efforts

Stearns CSAH 1 Corridor Study

The segment of CSAH 1 (aka, River Avenue North) between 9th Avenue and CR 120 has quickly become one of the top five Stearns County roads for congestion, particularly during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods. This route connects Sartell, northern Stearns County, the Saint Cloud Hospital and downtown Saint Cloud. It is a vital commuter route for the region and a critical link for the movement of people and goods.


Regional Future Arterials & Collectors Planning

Arterials and collector roadways are intended for higher-volume, higher-speed, longer-distance trips. As such, they often cross jurisdictional boundaries and interact with other major corridors. This planning effort seeks to develop a map of future arterial and collector roadway corridors along with recommendations on right-of-way preservation, access control, and intersection control for the corridors.


Travel Demand Model Improvements (2024)

The APO’s regional travel demand model is used to forecast future traffic conditions under various scenarios. Currently the model produces traffic forecasts in daily vehicle numbers. We seek to add a time-of-day distribution to the model output to better represent the changing traffic conditions throughout the day.



Older UPWPs:

To see UPWP documents from previous years, you can click on the titles below or visit our ARCHIVES page: