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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

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

Downtown Elbow Lake

Elbow Lake

Learn more about the 2019 project on Hwys 55, 59 and 79 in Elbow Lake

What: Open house with MnDOT staff to answer questions and address concerns.

When: Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Elbow Lake Community Building, 119 Central Ave., Elbow Lake

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

Resources: News release

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

Hwy 169


Learn about the upcoming improvements to Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 in Golden Valley and Hwy 62 in Edina

What: Open house with MnDOT staff to answer questions and address concerns. A live boardcast of the presentation will be available here www.ustream.tv/mndot

When: Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Where: AAA Minneapolis, St. Louis Park Headquarters at 5400 Auto Club Way, St. Louis Park

Contact: Dave Aeikens, david.aeikens@state.mn.us

Resources: News release, Hwy 169 project page, Presentation livestream