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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.

Know your region? Make this list a little shorter by selecting a region below or from the map.

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.

Open houses:

  • Monday, Aug. 8, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    White Bear Lake Police and Fire Building, 4700 Miller Ave.
  • Thursday, Aug. 11, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Duluth Central Library Green Room, 520 West Superior St.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 4:40 to 5:30 p.m.
    Pine Technical Community College Auditorium, 900 4th St. SE

Resources: U.S. 41 bicycle route website

Redwood Falls project

Redwood Falls

Learn more about the Redwood Falls rehabilitation project set to begin in 2018.

What: Open house with MnDOT staff to answer questions and address concerns. No formal presentation.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: City of Redwood Falls, 333 S Washington Street

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

Resources: News release, Redwood Falls project page

Winona Bridge dedication


What: The community is invited to celebrate the opening of the new Winona Bridge and kickoff the rehabilitation work for the existing historic bridge.

When: Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m.

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

Resources: News release, Winona Bridge project page

Hwy 10


Learn more about future intersection improvements to be constructed in 2018 at Highway 10/Sherburne County Road 23 (Sherburne Avenue) in Becker.

What: Open house for residents and business owners, featuring MnDOT staff on hand to answer questions and address project concerns.
When: Thursday, Aug. 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Becker Community Center, 11500 Sherburne Avenue.
Contact: Eric Schiller eric.schiller@state.mn.us, 218-828-5821
Resources: News release

Hwy 23


The public is 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.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. (presentation at 5 p.m.)

Where: Marshall Lyon County Library, 201 C Street, Marshall MN 56258 or live on Facebook!

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

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

Hwy 110

Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights

Learn more about the Hwy 110 safety improvement project from Hwy 55/13 in Mendota Heights to I-494 in Inver Grove Heights.

What: Open house with yard games, refreshments and MnDOT staff to answer questions and address concerns.

When: Thursday, Aug. 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Market Square Park at the Village, 750 Main St., Mendota Heights

Contact: Kirsten Klein, kirsten.klein@state.mn.us

Resources: News release, Hwy 110 project page