MnDOT’s existing and future assets will become increasingly stressed by extreme weather patterns due to climate change. Minnesota’s assets are particularly vulnerable to projected precipitation increases and larger and more frequent extreme storm events.
The agency is currently developing a process for evaluating future flood risk to MnDOT bridges, large culverts, and pipes. Studying the performance of infrastructure under predicted extreme events will help MnDOT assess the impacts of climate change to plan, design, build, and maintain assets for resilience.
MnDOT hosted a webinar on the Extreme Flood Vulnerability Analysis project on March 22, 2022.