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Transportation planning

Hennepin County provides resources for city planners, consultants and contractors working on planning and design for roads and other infrastructure.

This includes information about:

  • Volume of traffic
  • Turning movements
  • Bike and pedestrian usage
  • Comprehensive plans
  • Plat review resources
  • Freight use

Information about these items appear below.

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Hennepin County Transportation Planning collects multi-modal counts on county highway system.

These counts include:

  • Average daily traffic for general traffic
  • Average daily traffic for heavy commercial
  • Turning movements
  • Bike and pedestrian counts

The county also receives counts from the City of Minneapolis for county routes within the City of Minneapolis and from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for state and federal highways.

The data is used for:

  • Production of a traffic volume (flow) map
  • Calculation of state-aid ‘needs’ information which generates State Aid funding allocations
  • Crash rate calculations
  • More specific counts, such as intersection approach counts or turning movement counts, are used in analyzing traffic operations for safety and capacity considerations

Interactive online map

Multi modal maps icon

Use our interactive multi modal counts map.

Maps for downloading

Annual average daily traffic (AADT)

For more specific questions, please contact the Hennepin County Transportation Department at 612-596-0240.

Mobility 2040 serves as the multi-modal transportation plan for Hennepin County.

It provides overarching guidance for the county’s overall transportation system, including our individual modal plans and elements, and it supports the county’s mission, vision and overarching goals, especially mobile, where people and goods move easily and safely throughout the county and region via an integrated system of transportation.

Mobility 2040 is closely aligned with the county’s comprehensive plan and fulfills state statutory requirements. View the Transportation: Mobility 2040 Plan (PDF).

In 2016, Hennepin County undertook a County-wide freight study. The purpose of this study was to understand how the County’s transportation networks are being used for the handling of freight. The study was timed and designed to align with freight planning efforts that are underway at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Metropolitan Council.

The study gives a focused look at freight and freight-related issues within Hennepin County. It provides us the information and tools needed to understand and invest in our network and strengthen our ability to advocate for key issues with Metropolitan Council, MnDOT, and other agencies.

The study was led by consulting firm Cambridge Systematics, with rail data analysis provided by Amfahr Consulting.

Hennepin County Freight Study – presentation (PPT)

Hennepin County Freight Study – final recommendations (PDF)

Hennepin County Freight Study – task 1 – infrastructure and network use (PDF)

Hennepin County Freight Study – task 2 – commodity flow (PDF)

Hennepin County Freight Study – task 3 – truck system performance (PDF)

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