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News Release
Aug. 15, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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Area Transportation Partnership seeks applications for transportation enhancements

Information workshop scheduled for Sept. 13


DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The West Central Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership is seeking applications for the 2016 Transportation Enhancement Program, which has approximately $600,000 available for eligible projects in Mahnomen, Clay, Becker, Wilkin, Otter Tail, Grant, Douglas, Stevens, Traverse, Pope, Big Stone and Swift counties. Projects require a 20 percent cash match.

A workshop to provide information about eligibility is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, at West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Ave., Fergus Falls. For directions, visit Representatives also will be available to assist in completing application forms.  
Eligible transportation enhancement projects are:

  1. Pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  2. Pedestrian and bicycle safety and educational activities
  3. Acquisition of scenic or historic easements and sites
  4. Scenic or historic highway programs, including tourist and welcome centers
  5. Landscaping and scenic beautification
  6. Historic preservation
  7. Rehabilitation and operation of historic transportation buildings, structures or facilities
  8. Conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails
  9. Inventory, control, and removal of outdoor advertising
  10. Archaeological planning and research
  11. Environmental mitigation of runoff pollution and provision of wildlife connectivity
  12. Establishment of transportation museums


Projects previously funded include:


In addition to the Sept. 13 workshop, applications and grant writing assistance also are available by contacting:


Information on the Transportation Enhancements Funds, including a guidebook and fact sheets on the 12 eligible activities, can be found at

For more information on the program, contact Keven Anderson, MnDOT District 4, 218-846-7963, or

The deadline for applications is Nov. 11 to local planning agencies and Dec. 9 to MnDOT. All applications must be reviewed and approved by your local planning agency.


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