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Ways to get involved in transportation planning

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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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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

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

Benson pedestrian accessibility

Detroit Lakes

What: Open house to learn about two 2017 projects to improve pedestrian accessibility and resurface state highways in Benson.

When: Wednesday, April 19, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Where: Benson city council chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave., Benson, Minn.

Contact: Jerimiah Moerke, jerimiah.moerke@state.mn.us

Resources: News release, Benson project page

Hwy 1


What: Open house to discuss the resurfacing project on Hwy 1 from the Kawishiwi River to Finland.

When: Thursday, April 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Isabella Community Center, 9521 Lankinen Road, Isabella, Minn.

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

Resources: News release