The study was conducted November 2009 through February 2011.
The final study report is available here:
- Detroit Lakes Study Final Report (PDF 25.9 mb)
Public Participation Process
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).
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:
- City of Detroit Lakes
- Becker County
Steering Committee (SC)
Members of the SC included representatives from:
- Detroit Lakes City Council
- Detroit Lakes Planning Commission
- Becker County Commission
- Detroit Lakes/Becker County Airport Commission
- Lakeview Township
- Detroit Township
- Becker County Soil & Water Conservation District
- Pelican River Watershed District
- Department of Natural Resources
- West Central Initiative
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.