Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO)

MAPO is pleased to announce the release of the below Requests for Proposals (RFPs):

  1. Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) at CSAH 16 (Stoltzman Road) and CSAH 60 (Stadium Road) in Mankato, and;
  2. Highway 14 Pedestrian Bridge Study in North Mankato

Qualified consultants are encouraged to respond to the RFP deadline by February 17, 2021. Please direct any questions via email to

The RFP for the CSAH 16 (Stoltzman Road) and CSAH 60 (Stadium Road) Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) is available for review and download HERE.

The RFP for the Highway 14 Pedestrian Bridge Study is available for review and download HERE.

MAPO utilizes a competitive procurement process and encourages proposal submission from all qualified consultants.

Note the below clarification:

Q: What is the page limit for the ICE proposal?

A: The page limit for both the CSAH 16 (Stoltzman Road) and CSAH 60 (Stadium Road) ICE and the Highway 14 Pedestrian Bridge Study is 30 pages.

The Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) is responsible for regional transportation planning within and throughout the Greater Mankato area. This includes pedestrian, bicyclist, transit, automotive, rail, and aviation. MAPO is the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the region’s urban/rural area. This means MAPO must provide a continuing, coordinated, and comprehensive transportation planning process in order to obtain federal transportation funds.

MAPO must prepare and maintain a long-range (20-year) Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the region. MAPO also selects projects for federal funding and prepares a four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), through the MAPO Policy Board, made up of local elected officials, and the Policy Board’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TIP includes all federally funded transportation projects in the MAPO area, and development of the TIP includes significant input from citizens and interested groups.

MAPO continually produces a wide range of studies, plans, and recommendations to improve transportation within and throughout the Greater Mankato area. MAPO was established in 2012 in response to the 2010 U.S. Census, which designated the Mankato/North Mankato region as an urbanized area (metropolitan statistical area–MSA), requiring the formation of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). MAPO is a partnership of the cities of Mankato, North Mankato, Eagle Lake, and Skyline; Blue Earth and Nicollet counties; and the townships of Belgrade, LeRay, Lime, Mankato, and South Bend. MAPO is directed by a six-member Policy Board and advised by a Technical Advisory Committee. The Technical Advisory Committee reviews and formulates recommendations to the Policy Board regarding plans for the Unified Planning Work Program, Long Range Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program as well as other plans and studies MAPO prepares.

MAPO is located at 10 Civic Center Plaza in Mankato, Minnesota. It is staffed by Executive Director Paul Vogel and Transportation Planner Charles Androsky.