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Detroit Lakes

Transportation Planning Study
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Study Schedule

The study was conducted November 2009 through February 2011.


The final study report is available here:


Public Participation Process

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Highway 59 at County Road 22

Various opportunities were available for public input throughout the study. Three public meetings were held during the study and the public provided input by attending the public meetings, filling out an online survey or contacting study representatives.


In July 2010, transportation alternative concepts were developed based on study committee meetings and public feedback. For more information about these alternative concepts click here.


The study concluded in February 2011 and a final report and recommendations is available here: Detroit Lakes Study Final Report (PDF 25.9 mb).


Study Committees

To guide the transportation planning study process, a Technical Advisory Committee, a Steering Committee and Sub-Area Stakeholder groups were organized. Combined with the feedback received from the public, each group had a role to help determine the appropriate recommendations as the study partners moved toward implementation of solutions.


Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Members of the TAC included representatives from:


Steering Committee (SC)

Members of the SC included representatives from:


Sub-area Stakeholder Groups (SSG)

The SSGs consisted of representatives from various public organizations. Examples of the types of groups that were represented included business communities, homeowners associations, special needs groups, etc.


Illustration of project committee roles and responsibilities and plan for involving members of the public in the study