Metro Freeway Project Approval
The Metropolitan Council is responsible for approving major highway projects within the seven-county Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Metro Freeway Project Approval in Minnesota Statute 473.166
exists so that freeways in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area are developed consistently with the region’s long-range Transportation Policy Plan
. The law applies to any project that is within the Metropolitan Council region. That includes the following counties with certain exceptions: Anoka, Carver, and Dakota, except Northfield and Cannon Falls; Hennepin, except Hanover and Rockford; Ramsey; and Scott, except New Prague and Washington.