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Public meetings and opportunities to comment on projects and plans

Throughout the year we hold open houses, workshops and online opportunities to engage with us and learn more about our projects. Look for your project in the list below, or visit our recent opportunities page to learn about other projects. Even if the formal comment period for some projects may be over, we always welcome your questions and are here to listen.

And don't forget, you can always contact us with your questions and concerns.

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Click on a region of the map below to get involved in your district, or first find your district by city.

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District Offices MnDOT District 7 - Mankato/Windom Metro District - St Paul/Minneapolis MnDOT District 8 - Marshall/Wilmar/Hutchinson MnDOT District 1 - Duluth/Virginia MnDOT District 4 - Detroit Lakes/Morris MnDOT District 2 - Bemidji/Crookston MnDOT District 3 - Baxter/St Cloud MnDOT District 6 - Rochester/Owatonna

Statewide Freight Plan

When completed in Summer 2016, the updated plan will highlight best practices, strategies, and cooperative partnerships/associations, while also addressing other federal and Minnesota initiatives.

Resources: Statewide Freight Plan website

Northern Lights Express

The Northern Lights Express is a proposed intercity passenger rail project to provide high-speed rail service between Minneapolis and Duluth. The project would operate on approximately 152 miles of existing BNSF railway track. Learn about estimated project costs, benefits, ridership and service plans.

Resources: News release and meeting information, NLX project site

U.S. 41 bicycle route

The public is invited to help MnDOT plan and name the U.S. Bicycle Route 41 between St. Paul and Grand Portage State Park. Help identify which roads and trails should connect to create the new route.

Resources: U.S. 41 bicycle route website

Hwy 2

Deer River

Learn more about the 2017 urban reconstruction project on Highway 2 through Deer River.

What: Open house for residents and business owners, featuring MnDOT staff on hand to answer questions and address project concerns. No formal presentation.

When: Wednesday, July 27, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Where: Deer River High School (commons area), 101 First Avenue NE, Deer River

Contact: TJ Melcher, tj.melcher@state.mn.us

Resources: News Release

Hwy 22

Garden City

Provide feedback about landscaping historical Victory Drive; several post-1945 trees planted in honor of area soldiers who served in World War II will be removed during the 2017-18 reconstruction of Hwy 22.

What: Public forum to gather input from Blue Earth County residents

When: July 28-30

Where: Blue Earth County Fair - Reichel Building

Contact: Rebecca Arndt, rebecca.arndt@state.mn.us

Resources: News release

Hwy 23


The public are invited to participate in a survey about Hwy 23 through Marshall. You will have the chance to rank your concerns and rank priority intersections along the Hwy 23 project.

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt, mandi.lightizer-schmidt@state.mn.us

Resources: Hwy 23 Survey News release, Hwy 23 project page

Hwy 51 Snelling Avenue

St. Paul

Residents, motorists and the business community is invited to an open house to learn more about potential bike/pedestrian improvements on Snelling Avenue between Hewitt Avenue and Midway Parkway.

What: Open houses at 1 - 3 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m., formal presentations at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.

When: Wednesday, July 27 (times above)

Where: Room 111, Anderson Center, Hamline University, 774 Snelling Avenue N, St Paul, MN

Contact: Kevin Walker, kevin.walker@state.mn.us

Resources: News release

Hwy 56

Adams, Rose Creek, Taopi

The public is invited to an open house July 27 to learn more about the Hwy 56 repaving project in 2017.

What: Question and answer session, information including timelines and detours

When: Wednesday, July 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Adams Fire Hall, 16 E Main St, Adams, MN

Contact: Mike Dougherty, michael.dougherty@state.mn.us

Resources: News release, Project page

I-90 bridge replacement


The public is invited to an open house to learn more about the replacement of the 11th Drive NE bridge over Interstate 90.

What: Question and answer session with MnDOT engineers

When: Thursday, July 28 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Austin City Hall, 500 Fourth Ave NE, Austin MN

Contact: Mike Dougherty, mike.dougherty@state.mn.us

Resources: News release

Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction


What: Project status meeting

When: Friday, August 5 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Eagles Nest Township Hall, 1552 Bear Head State Park Road, Ely MN 55731.

Contact: Beth Petrowske, beth.petrowske@state.mn.us

Resources: News release, Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Project Page