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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.

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

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

U.S. Hwy 59 study


Give input on the U.S. Hwy 59 study. Study is in preparation of a future urban reconstruction project on U.S. Hwy 59.

What: Survey to asses the community's interest, use and critical needs. Anyone with an interest in the future of U.S. Hwy 59 in Worthington should take the 8-question survey.

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

Resources: News release, U.S. Hwy 59 survey page

Storm water pollution prevention

East Grand Forks

What: Learn more about the storm water pollution prevention program for the City of East Grand Forks and MnDOT, including the permit process of the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4).

When: Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: East Grand Forks City Hall, Training Romm, 600 Demers Ave.

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

Resources: News release

Hwy 22

Meeker County

What: Learn more about the upcoming Hwy 22 project from the Jct. of Hwy 7 and Hwy 22 to Pleasure Drive in Litchfield.

When: Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Meeker County Courthouse, Community Room A, 325 N Sibley Ave, Litchfield, Minn.

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

Resources: News release