Minnesota Department of Transportation

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June 3, 2014

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MnDOT seeks input on draft Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan


Public comment period open June 9 to July 8
                                                                                                            
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites public comment on the draft Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan, a comprehensive policy plan that provides insight and direction on how to reduce traffic-related crashes.


The public comment period is open from June 9 until 4 p.m. on July 8, 2014.

A draft copy of the Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan will be posted at www.mndot.gov/safetyplan beginning June 9. Alternate formats of the document can be made available upon request at any of MnDOT’s eight district offices (see www.mndot.gov for locations) or from the MnDOT Library in Central Office at 395 John Ireland Blvd. in St. Paul.

Developed in consultation with safety stakeholders from education, emergency medical and trauma services, enforcement, engineering and other disciplines, the Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan is based on data and trends that will affect traffic safety during the next several years. It describes how many, where, what type and to whom crashes occur, and presents Minnesota’s future focus area priorities and a framework for selecting traffic safety strategies that will help move the state toward zero deaths on Minnesota roadways. The plan also highlights opportunities for collaboration and performance measures to chart progress.


Written comments on the draft Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan should be sent to safetyplan@state.mn.us no later than 4 p.m. on July 8, 2014.


After the public comment period, MnDOT will make appropriate changes to the plan and submit it to the Federal Highway Administration.

 

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