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District 8 — Southwest Minnesota

 

About District 8

District 8 serves Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, and Yellow Medicine counties. These 12 counties in southwest Minnesota comprise as District 8 of MnDOT.

 

Combined, these 12 counties represent 10 percent of the total land area in the state and just under five percent of the total population. Read more about District 8 (PDF, 154 KB).

 

Services

The MnDOT team in District 8 plans, designs, constructs and maintains the state and federal highway systems within district boundaries. We also manage the aid and assistance given to county and city systems that qualify for state and federal dollars. District 8 provides transit, trail and rail transportation services as well. Eighty percent of District 8’s capital resources over the next 10 years will be invested in system preservation to ensure a safe and reliable transportation system.

 

Toward Zero Deaths

We initiated and continue to promote the Southwest Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program, which aims to eliminate serious injuries and deaths due to traffic issues. To learn more about Toward Zero Deaths click on TZD under Quick Links.

 

To learn more about the impact distracted driving can have watch this powerful 10-minute video by the Minnesota State Patrol, titled "Shattered Dreams: Distracted Driving Changes Lives".

 

Upcoming Open Houses

 

Hwy 67 & 212 project (from Hwy 75 to Hwy 23 in Granite Falls)

 

Area residents and other interested individuals are invited to attend an open house to learn details about the Hwy 67 & 212 reconstruction project.

 

The open house will be held on Tuesday, July 7th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Granite Falls Council Chambers located at 641 Prentice Street in Granite Falls, MN.

 

Atendees will learn about the project's schedule, how the project will affect traffic and will have the opportunity to get their questions answered directly from MnDOT and prime contractor staff.

 

The $5.6 million dollar project is scheduled to begin on July 20th with an anticipated completion date of October 15, 2015. This project will provide a smoother road surface and ensure that MnDOT's transporation system will continue to serve the state for many years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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