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News Release

September 30, 2004

Public open houses set for Mn/DOT long-range plans


Mankato, Minn. - District 7 of the Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled transportation long-range planning open houses to gather public input:

Wednesday, October 13
4 to 7 p.m.
Courtland Community Center
300 Railroad Street, Courtland
(coincides with Highway 14 New Ulm to North Mankato open house)

Monday, October 18
4 to 6 p.m.
Farmers Room, Nobles County Courthouse
315 10th Street, Worthington

The meetings will focus on the draft long range (2008-2030) transportation plan covering state and federal highways in the thirteen-county area in south central and southwestern Minnesota. The plan is performance based and assesses investment needs that meet the department's adopted performance measures. General guidance used to develop the district plans was shared at public meetings in November 2003.

Business owners and managers, developers, agency planners and others with an interest in transportation are encouraged to attend anytime during the open house and provide input into the draft plan.
Further information is available by contacting Lisa Bigham, Mn/DOT District Planning Director, or on the web at , and link to district plan guidance and statewide transportation plan.

Individuals with special needs that would like to attend the open houses should contact Rebecca Arndt at 1-800-657-3747. Hearing or speech impaired person can contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

Traveler information, including incident reports, is available by calling 511 or logging on to Know the Road. Dialup or log on.

Work Zones. Pay Attention or Pay the Price.


Rebecca L. Arndt
Public Affairs Coordinator
Mn/DOT District 7


District 7
Mankato/Windom Office
501 S. Victory Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Tel: 800-657-3747
Fax: 507-389-6281