Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 19, 2014

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MnDOT to host community outreach meeting March 27 for Winona Bridge project 

WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting on March 27 the first of several community outreach meetings to gather input from the community about goals, opportunities, and possible risks associated with the Winona Bridge construction project.


The first meeting will be from 5 p.m.–6 p.m., Thursday, March 27 at the Winona Armory, 1303 Homer Road in Winona. The discussion will focus on community goals for the project and recommendations for ongoing community involvement. Future meetings will focus on identifying specific risks and opportunities for the community related to the community goals.


“The Winona community has already demonstrated a passion for this project,” said MnDOT Project Manager Terry Ward*. “Since actual construction is on track to start early this summer, we felt it was important to continue our engagement with the community as a means to continue capturing feedback from our local partners. These community meetings will provide an additional opportunity for individuals to discuss what’s important to them as it relates to the project—as well as identify risks and opportunities. We’ll ask community members to work together to further research these issues, and then recommend an action plan.”


Community members are encouraged to view the Winona Bridge project Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WinonaBridge and MnDOT’s project page at www.dot.state.mn.us/winonabridge/index.html for additional information about the project and to sign up to receive periodic email updates.


To request an ASL interpreter call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or e-mail your request to ADArequest@dot.state.mn.us


For statewide travel information visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.

*MnDOT Project Manager Terry Ward will be available at to talk with media at 4:30 p.m., at the armory, prior to the meeting.

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