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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. 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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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

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

Statewide transportation plans

MnDOT's Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan, 20-Year Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan and Greater Minnesota Transit investment plan have been released for public review. These three key transportation plans will shape the future of transportation in the state and direct billions of dollars of investment during the next 20 years. Comments can be left on the MinnesotaGO website.

Resources: News release and meeting information, MinnesotaGo

Kennedy Bridge reconstruction


What: Open house to learn more about the reconstruction of the Hwy 2 Kennedy Bridge between East Grand Forks and Grand Forks

When: Wednesday, March 1, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: East Grand Forks City Hall training room, 600 Demers Avenue

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

Resources: News release, Kennedy Bridge project page

Hwy 11


What: Open house to learn more about the resurfacing project on Hwy 11 set to begin this summer.

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Karlstad Community Center, 104 Main Street

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

Resources: News release

Hwy 25


What: Open house held by the city of Monticello to learn about the Hwy 25 and 7th St intersection improvement project that begins in April.

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5 to 6 p.m.

Where: Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut St, Monticello

Contact / resources: City of Monticello

Hwy 56

Kenyon, Stanton

What: Open house to learn more about the replacement of two Hwy 56 bridges this summer.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Where: Kenyon City Hall, 709 Second Street

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

Resources: News release

Hwy 61

Two Harbors

What: Open house to learn more about the signal replacements, resurfacing and accessibility improvements on Hwy 61 in Two Harbors.

When: Tuesday, March 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Two Harbors Community Building, 417 South Ave, Two Harbors

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

Resources: News release



What: Open house to share information on the I-90 construction project from Sherburn to Fairmont expected to begin in May.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn, 1201 Torgerson Dr., Fairmont, Minn.

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

Resources: News release, I-90 project page


Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center

What: Open house to learn about repairs and improvements to I-94.

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: Minneapolis Park Board Building, 2117 West River Parkway, Minneapolis

Contact: Dave Aeikens, dave.aeikens@state.mn.us

Resources: News release, I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project page