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MnDOT District 1

Map of MnDOT District 1

District 1 fact sheet (PDF)

MnDOT District 1 includes the counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis. The district is responsible for 3,714 lane-miles of state highways and 570 state bridges. The major industries of northeastern Minnesota are forestry, mining, shipping and tourism, all of which rely heavily on a safe and efficient transportation system.

The 8th Congressional district covers MnDOT District 1.

Top Priority

The top priority in District 1 is to preserve its existing transportation system by maintaining and replacing the key components. The district's construction program emphasizes pavement replacement, drainage improvements, intersection upgrades, bridge rehabilitation and replacement.

The Twin Ports Interchange project in the city of Duluth is in final design and construction will begin in 2020. This project will update aging infrastructure, improve safety, and provide benefits to freight. Find more plans and studies in District 1.