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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Report Summary
Department of Transportation


Financial Audit Division Report 05-20 Released March 17, 2005

Audit Findings:

  • The department was unable to provide the appropriate type of required infrastructure budgetary information to the Department of Finance for inclusion in the state’s annual financial statements.
  • The department should improve certain project oversight procedures.
The audit report contained two audit findings relating to the state’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and legal compliance. The department resolved two of the three findings included in our prior audit report, and one is repeated in this report.

Audit Scope:

Programs material to the State of Minnesota’s financial statements and to federal program compliance for fiscal year 2004.

Selected Audit Areas:
  • Infrastructure and Right of Way: Capital Outlay
  • County State-Aid Highway Grants
  • Municipal State-Aid Highway Grants
  • Fuel & Motor Vehicle Tax Distributions
  • Federal Highway Planning and Construction Grants (CFDA #20.205)
  • Federal Airport Improvement Grants (CFDA #20.106)


The Department of Transportation maintains over $6.4 billion in state highway infrastructure and right of way assets. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004, expenditures for infrastructure and right of way were $504 million and $80 million, respectively. These costs are funded in part by federal grant funds.

More Information

Office of the Legislative Auditor, Room 140, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155 : or 651‑296‑4708