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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 15 St. Augusta to Kimball roadwork

Maine Prairie

What: Join MnDOT staff at a Hwy 15 construction project open house, learn details about the project, road/lane closures and detour, and get your questions answered.
When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 4-7 p.m.

Where: Maine Prairie Town Hall located at 7551 Dellwood Road, Kimball
Contact JP Gillach, Communications
More information: mndot.gov/d3/projects/2019/h15/

Hwy 10/75

Moorhead

What: Open house to gather public input, determine needs and listen to community members to help guide the development of design recommendations.
When: Postponed due to weather. Will be rescheduled at a later date.

Where: New Commons Building, at Moorhead High School, 2300 4th Avenue S, Moorhead
More information: News release

Hwy 10/Randolph Road

Detroit Lakes

What: Public meeting to learn more about the 2019 road construction on Randolph Road, led by the City of Detroit Lakes. MnDOT representatives will be available to discuss the subsequent 2020 project on Hwy 10 between Kris Street and Co Rd 54.
When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: MnDOT Headquarters, 1000 Hwy 10 West, Detroit Lakes
More information: Project webpage

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 119

Hwy 40 to Hwy 12

What:Public meeting to learn more about the 2019 road construction on Highway 119 in Swift and Lac Qui Parle counties. MnDOT representatives from the Milan Bridge project will also be available.
When:Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Appleton Civic Center, 323 West Schlieman Avenue, Appleton
More information: Project website

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

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 project 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

Hwy 29 Corridor Study

Alexandria

What:Open house to gather public input for the future vision of the Hwy 29 corridor in Alexandria.
When:Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, open forum from 4 to 7 p.m.; formal presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Douglas County Public Works Building, 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria
More information: News release

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 92

Bagley

What: Residents and business owners are invited to a pre-construction meeting for the Highway 92 project in Bagley.

When: Wednesday, May 9, from 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Bagley City Hall, 18 Main Avenue South.
More information: News release, Hwy 92 project website

Hwy 61 Two Harbors

Two Harbors

What: This gathering will provide opportunity to view layouts, ask questions, and learn more about the upcoming Hwy 61 project

When: Wednesday, May 16, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation.

Where: Lake County Law Enforcement Center (Lake County Courthouse), 601 3rd Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616
More information: News release, Hwy 61 project website

Hwy 65 Reduced Conflict Intersection

Two Harbors

What: Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and learn more about the project.

When: Thursday, May 17, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: Ham Lake City Hall, 15544 Central Ave. NE in Ham Lake
More information: News release, Hwy 65 RCI website

I-694/I-494/I-94 East Metro Interchange Improvement Project

East Metro area

What: The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) open house on proposed improvements to Interstate 694, south of 10th Street to the I-694/494/94 Interchange in Oakdale and Interstate 494, south of Tamarack Road to the I-694/494/94 Interchange and north to Interstate 94 in Woodbury. The EAW outlines the purpose of the project and the anticipated social, economic and environmental impacts of the proposed action. 

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Where: Woodbury City Hall - Ash and Birch Conference Rooms, 8301 Valley Creek Road
More information: News release, I-694/I-494/I-94 East Metro Interchange Improvement Project website

Hwy 252/I-94 - Brooklyn Park Community Workshop

Brooklyn Center - Brooklyn Park - Minneapolis

What: Please join us at two open houses later this month to learn about ideas to reduce congestion and improve safety and reliability on Highway 252 between Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park and I-694 in Brooklyn Center and on I-94 from I-694 in Brooklyn Center to downtown Minneapolis.

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Grand Room, Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN  55442
More information: News release, Highway 252/Interstate 94 project website

Hwy 252/I-94 - Brooklyn Center Community Workshop

Brooklyn Center - Brooklyn Park - Minneapolis

What: Please join us at two open houses later this month to learn about ideas to reduce congestion and improve safety and reliability on Highway 252 between Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park and I-694 in Brooklyn Center and on I-94 from I-694 in Brooklyn Center to downtown Minneapolis.

When: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Constitution Hall, Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
More information: News release, Highway 252/Interstate 94 project website

Hwy 60

Wantonwan County

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, June 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: St. James Community Room at the Princess Theater located at 505 1st Avenue South, St. James.
More information: News release, Highway 60 project website

Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake area - project ribbon-cutting

Hwy 169

What: Highway 169 Eagles Nest Lake Area Project ribbon-cutting event

When: Thursday, June 21, 1 p.m.

Where: On the new section of Highway 169
More information: Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake Area project website

Highway 19/71 project

Redwood Falls

What: MnDOT is hosting an open house Thursday, July 12 from 5-6:30 pm at the City of Redwood Falls building (333 S Washington Street) in Redwood Falls to discuss the upcoming Highway 19/71 project. 

When: Thursday, July 12 from 5-6:30 pm

Where: City of Redwood Falls building (333 S Washington Street)
More information: News release

Hwy 210/Hwy 73

Cromwell

What: Opportunity to view layouts, ask questions, and learn more about the upcoming project

When: Tuesday, July 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Cromwell Pavilion, 5577 Cromwell Park Drive, Cromwell, MN 55726.
More information: News release, Highway 210/73 project website

Twin Ports Interchange

Duluth

What: The public is invited to provide input, ask questions and get the latest updates about the proposed project to rebuild and modernize the current infrastructure at the Interstate I-35, I-535, Highway 53 interchange

When: (Two identical sessions) Monday, July 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55806
More information: News release, project website

Highway 71 resurfacing project

Bemidji

What: MnDOT will be hosting two open houses for the Highway 71 resurfacing and corridor safety project to take place in 2022.

When: Monday, July 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Beltrami Electric Cooperative’s Community Room, 4111 Technology Drive NW
More information: News release

Highway 71 resurfacing project

Bemidji

What: MnDOT will be hosting two open houses for the Highway 71 resurfacing and corridor safety project to take place in 2022.

When: Wednesday, August 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Paul Bunyan Communications headquarters, 1831 Anne Street NW in Bemidji
More information: News release

Coffee and Conversation

Virginia

What: MnDOT has scheduled a Coffee and Conversation meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, August 2. The public is welcome to attend and learn about a new online tool designed to reach state and federal project goals linked to hiring veterans, women and minorities for transportation projects. The tool is called ArcGIS for Small Business.

When: Thursday, August 2, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: MnDOT Headquarters, 101 N. Hoover Rd., Virginia, MN 55792
More information: News release

Hwy 60 and 61 paving projects

Brainerd

What: Open house to learn more about two paving and culvert replacement projects in 2019..

When: Monday, Oct. 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Where: Criminal Justice Center, 848 17th St. E. in Wabasha

Contact: Anne Meyer

More information: News release

Hwy 61 Grand Marais

Grand Marais

What: Open house to learn more about the proposed improvements on Hwy 61 in Grand Marais.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Grand Marais City Council Chambers, 15 North Broadway, Grand Marais MN

Contact: Beth Petrowske

More information: News release

Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project

Duluth

What: The public is invited to attend a project open house to provide input, ask questions and get the latest updates about the proposed project to rebuild and modernize the current infrastructure at the Interstate I-35, I-535, Highway 53 interchange. The main interchange work will begin in 2020. Also to be discussed are the improvements to adjacent local streets in the 2019 construction season.
When: Two identical sessions will be held: Monday, November 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (presentation at 11:45 a.m.) and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (presentation at 6:15 p.m.) 

Where: Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55806
More information: News release, Twin Ports Interchange project website

Hwy 53, Hwy 1 intersection, passing lanes project

St. Louis and Koochiching Counties

What: To provide information about intersection revision projects on Highway 53 and Highway 1 just north and south of Cook and construction of additional passing lanes between Cook and International Falls

When: Thursday, December 6, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Cook Community Center, 510 Gopher Drive, Cook, MN 55723

More information: News Release, project website