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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: NLX project website

Statewide transportation plans

MnDOT plans for all the ways people and goods move throughout Minnesota - individually for each mode and together as a multimodal system. View and comment on our current plans.

Resources: MinnesotaGo website

Free autonomous bus rides

Minneapolis

What: MnDOT invites the public to learn about autonomous bus technology and see what the future of transportation will be like.
When: Jan. 26-28, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Nicollet Mall between 3rd and 4th Street
Contact: Sue Roe, 651-366-4268
More information: News release, Autonomous bus website

Twin Ports Interchange

Duluth

What: The public is invited to attend a project open house to view the latest TPI concepts and learn more about the proposed project
When: Monday, Jan. 29 with a session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. Short formal presentations will be given at 11:45 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Where: Duluth Folk School, 1917 W Superior Street
Contact: Project contacts, 218-725-2708
More information: Twin Ports Interchange project website

Hwy 14

New Ulm

What: The New Ulm to Nicollet Task Force will host an open house to inform the public on the task force's challenge to make recommendations for the future of Hwy 14.
When: Thursday, Feb. 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: New Ulm Community Center, 600 N German Street
Contact: Rebecca Arndt, 507-327-0959
More information: News release

Hwy 14/15

New Ulm

What: The public is invited to attend a project open house to learn about the New Ulm Gateway project planned for early April.
When: Thursday, Feb. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: New Ulm Community Center, 600 N German Street
Contact: Rebecca Arndt, 507-327-0959
More information: News release, New Ulm Gateway project website

Hwy 24

Annandale

What: The public is invited to attend a project open house to learn about future 2020 Highway 24 improvements in Annandale in Wright County.
When: Tuesday, May 1, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Annandale City Hall, 30 Cedar Street E
Contact: Claudia Dumont, project manager

Hwy 149

Mendota Heights

What: The public is invited to learn about upcoming landscaping work along Hwy 149 between St. Paul and Mendota Heights
When: Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Somerset Elementary School, 1355 Dodd Rd., Mendota Heights
Contact: Nick Carpenter, 651-234-7710
More information: News release, Hwy 149 project website

Hwy 210

Ironton/Crosby

What: The public is invited to attend a project open house to learn about future 2021 Highway 210 improvements in Ironton/Crosby in Crow Wing County.
When:Wednesday, May 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Crosby High School, 711 Poplar St, Crosby
Contact: Eric Schiller, project manager

Reduced Conflict Intersection

Willmar

What: The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the Reduced Conflict Intersection, similar to a J-turn, ask questions and give feedback. 
When: Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Where: Grace Baptist Church (4307 18th St. NE) in Willmar
Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt, 320-214-6426
More information: News release, US 71/CR 90 RCI roject website

Hwy 23 bridge replacement

Deer Creek

What: The public will be given a brief overview of the project and an opportunity to view project layouts.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Holyoke Town Hall, 947 County Road 8, Holyoke, MN 55749.
Contact: Stephanie Smith-Christiansen, 218-725-2700
More information: News release, Hwy 23 bridge replacement project website

I-35 bridge replacement 

Snake River

What: The public is invited to view layouts and learn more about the Snake River project.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pine City Public Library Community Room, 300 5th St. SE, Pine City, MN 55063.
Contact: Stephanie Smith-Christiansen, 218-725-2700
More information: News release, Twin Ports Interchange project website

Highway Construction Showcase

Greater Mankato Area

What: The public is encouraged to stop by and plan for construction in 2018 on major corridors including Highways 14, 22 and 169.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, from 4:00 to 6 p.m.

Where: MnDOT District 7 Headquarters, 2151 Bassett Drive, Mankato
Contact: Doris Degenstein, 507-304-6107
More information: News release

Hwy 14

Mankato

What: The New Ulm to Nicollet Task Force will host an open house to inform the public on the task force's challenge to make recommendations for the future of Hwy 14.
When: Thursday, Feb. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Courtland Community Center
Contact: Rebecca Arndt, 507-327-9059
More information: News release

Hwy 61

Duluth

What: This gathering will provide opportunity to view layouts, speak with project staff, and learn more about the proposed project.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m

Where: Grand Marais City Hall, 15 N Broadway Avenue, Grand Marais MN 55604.
Contact: Stephanie Smith-Christiansen, 218-725-2700
More information: News release, Hwy 61 project website

Hwy 95/Manning Avenue

Hastings

What: This gathering will provide opportunity to view layouts, speak with project staff, and learn more about the proposed project.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m

Where: Denmark Township Town Hall 14008 90th Street in Hastings, MN.
Contact: Denise Workcuff, 651-234-7502
More information: News release, Hwy 95 project website

I-35 North Metro Split

Forest Lake

What: Design layouts, schedule updates, traffic impacts and other information will be on display.
When: Tuesday, March 6 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Forest Lake Senior Community Center - 767 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Contact: Denise Workcuff, 651-234-7502
More information: News release, I-35 North metro split project website

Hwy 60

Elysian

What: The public is invited to give input on a new concept for the possibility of pedestrian crossings on Highway 60
When: Wednesday, March 7 at 6 p.m

Where: Elysian City Hall
Contact: Rebecca Arndt, 507-327-0959
More information: News release, Hwy 60 project website

Hwy 2 restriping project

Bemidji

What: The public is invited to provide input on a possible restriping project on Highway 2 in Bagley this fall.
When: Thursday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Council chambers, Bagley City Hall, 18 Main Ave South
Contact: TJ Melcher, 218-755-6552
More information: News release

Hwy 371B/South Sixth Street

Brainerd

What: Brainerd area businesses located along or near the upcoming 2018 Hwy 371B/South Sixth Street construction project are invited to attend a Business Meet-and-Greet Open House. Businesses will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with project staff, receive informational handouts and ask questions. Event hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber.
When: Monday, March 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration building, 224 W Washington St, CTC room
Contact: Jenny Seelen, communications
More information: Hwy 371B project website

Hwy 371 Hackensack to Backus

Backus

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. Arrive any time.
Where:County Land Department building, 218 Washburn Ave., Backus
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 371 project website

Hwy 371B/South Sixth Street

Brainerd

What: Public informational construction open house. Learn about future construction staging, detour plans, and meet with project staff. Construction and detours begin April 2018. 
When: Tuesday, March 20, 5 to 7 p.m.; speaker 5:45 p.m.

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1420 S 6th St, Brainerd. Meeting to be held in the north lower level Fellowship Hall, elevator available in entrance to right.
Contact: Joe Cameron, construction project manager
More information: Hwy 371B project website

Hwy 169

Jordan and Blakely Township

What: Area residents, businesses and motorists are invited to attend an open house to learn about an upcoming 2018 Highway 169 improvement project.
When: Wednesday, March 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Belle Plaine City Hall, Council Chambers, 218 Meridian Street in Belle Plaine.
Contact: Kirsten Klein, 651-234-7506
More information: News release

Hwy 169

Elm Creek

What: The public is invited to learn about the upcoming replacement of the Highway 169 Elm Creek bridges, along with resurfacing of the highway between Highway 610 and the Mississippi River in Champlin
When: Wednesday, March 21 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: Champlin Ice Forum, 12165 Ensign Avenue North in Champlin
Contact: Kent Barnard, 651-234-7504
More information: News release, Hwy 169 project website

Hwy 169

Belle Plaine to Jordan

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Wednesday, March 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a short presentation at 5 p.m.
Where: Belle Plaine City Hall, Council Chambers, 218 Meridian Street, Belle Plaine
Contact: Kirsten Klein, 651-234-7506
More information: News release, Hwy 169 project website

Hwy 60

Heron Lake

What: An open house to share the designs of three Highway 60 intersections in Heron Lake
When: Monday, March 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Heron Lake City Hall
Contact: Rebecca Arndt, Public Engagement Director; 507-327-0959
More information: News release, Hwy 60 project website

Hwy 4 Lake Henry

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Tuesday, March 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Arrive any time.
Where: Lake Henry city hall, just off Hwy 6
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 4 Lake Henry project website

Hwy 91

Nobles County

What: The public is encouraged to review the draft plans and comment on the project that runs from the south Adrian city limits to the Nobles/Murray County line.
When: Tuesday, March 27 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Argonne American Legion Post #32, 109 Maine Avenue, Adrian
Contact: Rebecca Arndt, Public Engagement Director; 507-327-0959
More information: News release, Hwy 91 project website

Hwy 12

Cokato

What: Informational open house will share updated plans to improve Hwy 12 through Cokato in 2020, and take comments. Proposed project includes access improvements, sidewalk upgrades and signal and truck turning improvements at Hwy 12/Wright County Rd 3.
When: Thursday, March 29, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Arrive anytime
Where: Cokato Public Library, 175 4th Street SW
Contact: Claudia Dumont, 320-223-6530
More information: Hwy 12 project website

I-94 corridor

St. Michael

What: The public is invited to review and comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for proposed improvements to the Interstate 94 corridor in Albertville and St. Michael.
When: Tuesday, April 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: St. Michael City Hall, 11800 Town Center Drive NE.
Contact: Claudia Dumont, project manager
More information: News release, I-94 corridor project website

Hwy 11 bridge replacement

Ranier

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details and receive road/lane closure information.
When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ranier Community Hall, 2099 Spruce Street, Ranier
Contact: Beth Petrowske, 218-725-2708
More information: News release, Hwy 11 project website

Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake

Clearwater

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure information.
When: Wednesday, April 4, 4 to 7 p.m. Arrive any time.
Where: Lions Pavilion at Lions Park, 1100 CR 75, Clearwater MN
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake website

District 1 projects

Virginia

What: Coffee and Conversation meeting to learn about construction projects scheduled in northeastern Minnesota this construction season
When: Thursday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to noon

Where: MnDOT Headquarters in Virginia, 101 N. Hoover Rd., Virginia
Contact: Beth Petrowske, 218-725-2708
More information: News release, District 1 projects

Hwy 22

Mankato

What: Construction open house to learn about upcoming 2018 construction projects on Highway 22, spanning from Mapleton to Blue Earth County Road 90 south of Mankato
When: Thursday, April 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: DuPont Pioneer Research Facility, 19456 Highway 22, Mankato
Contact: Anne Wolf, 507-304-6106
More information: News release, Hwy 53 project website

Hwy 53

International Falls

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Thursday, April 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: AmericInn, 1500 Highway 71, International Falls
Contact: Beth Petrowske, 218-725-2708
More information: News release, Hwy 53 project website

Hwy 6

Emily

What: Join MnDOT staff at a construction project open house, learn details about the work, required road/lane closures and detour, and get your questions answered.
When: Monday, April 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Arrive anytime.
Where: Emily City Hall, along Hwy 6
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 6 project website

Hwy 2

Erskine

What: Join MnDOT staff at a construction project open house, learn details about the work, required road/lane closures and detour, and get your questions answered.
When: Tuesday, April 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Erskine City Hall, 105 Ross Avenue
Contact: TJ Melcher, 218-755-6552
More information: News release

Hwy 19 and Hwy 68 bridge projects

Marshall

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details about the upcoming Highway 19 and Highway 68 bridge projects
When: Wednesday, April 11, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Marshall City Hall – Second Floor, former Council Chambers (366 West Main Street)
Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt, 320-214-6426
More information: News release

Hwy 25 Montrose to Watertown

Watertown

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Thursday, April 12, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Arrive any time.
Where: Watertown city hall, 309 Lewis Ave S
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 25 project page

Hwy 71

Spicer

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Thursday, April 12 from 4:30-6 pm
Where: Cross Roads Community United Methodist Church (3400 113th Ave.)
Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt, 320-214-6426
More information: News release, Hwy 71 project page

Hwy 38

Marcell

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Monday, April 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Marcell Family Center, 49103 Highway 38, Marcell, MN
Contact: Beth Petrowske, 218-725-2708
More information: News release, Hwy 38 project website

Hwy 10 Clear Lake to Big Lake

Becker

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details and receive road/lane closure information.
When: Wednesday, April 18, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Becker Community Center, 11500 Sherburne Ave
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 10 Clear Lake to Big Lake website

Explore MnDOT

St. Cloud Facility

What:The St. Cloud area community is invited to attend an Explore MnDOT Open House at our St. Cloud Facility. Come and learn about what we do, learn about possible career opportunities with us, and get a close up look at our maintenance and construction equipment and tools. We hope you can visit with us!

When: Tuesday, May 22, 3 to 7 p.m. Stop by any time.

Where: MnDOT District 3 St. Cloud Facility, 3725 12th St N (Along Hwy 15, across from Apollo High School)
Contact: MnDOT St. Cloud facility at 320-223-6500
More information: MnDOT District 3 website

Hwy 238

Albany

What: Join MnDOT staff at a construction project open house, learn details about the project,  road/lane closures and detour, and get your questions answered.
When: Thursday, May 24, fron 5 to 6:30 p.m. Arrive anytime.
Where: Albany city hall, 400 Railroad Ave
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 238 project website