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CURRENT UPWP

UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM

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Objectives

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.

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History of Changes to Current UPWP

The UPWP for 2020-2021 was approved by the Policy Board on Aug. 8, 2019.

MnDOT approved the 2020-2021 UPWP on Oct. 2, 2019.

USDOT issued its concurrence with the 2020-2021 UPWP.

The 2020-2021 UPWP is effective Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020.

To date, the 2020-2021 UPWP has not been modified or amended.


The Next UPWP

Beginning in February, Executive Director Brian Gibson will write a report comparing the 2019 budget and expenditures to determine if budgetary adjustments are needed going forward. You can see the 2018 report by clicking HERE.

Development of the 2021-2022 UPWP is expected to begin in March 2021. That is usually the time when MnDOT provides to the APO an estimate of the available Federal funds.

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Active Planning Efforts


TH-15 Operations Improvement Study

TH-15 between 2nd Street South and 12th Street North is a four-lane divided highway that currently carries 31,000-36,000 vehicles each day, including a significant number of large freight trucks. Several of the intersections within the study area also experience a high number of crashes. The regional travel demand model tells us that by 2045, TH-15 may carry as many as 50,000 vehicles per day. The goal of this study is to improve safety and mobility on this important regional arterial.

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Travel Demand Model Updates and Improvements

The regional travel demand computer model is used to forecast future traffic counts on major roadways within the region. Multi-million dollar transportation investment decisions are made – at least in part – based on travel demand model results. It is important the the model be as accurate and functional as possible. This effort will update and improve the model.

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Older UPWPs:

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