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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

Willmar Wye

Third open house for the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access project

What: Construction open house in Pequot Lakes with project representatives to answer questions

When: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Where: MnDOT District 8 office, 2505 Transportation Road, Willmar

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

Resources: News release, Willmar Wye project page

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 7/71

Roundabout Open House

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

When: Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Where: Willmar Public Library, 410 5th St. SW, Willmar, Minn.

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

Resources: News release, Hwy 7/71 website

Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins
We are halfway there! Come and see what's been constructed in 2016, and what's planned for 2017

What: Construction open house in Pequot Lakes with project representatives to answer questions

When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; project team presentation at 6 p.m.

Where: Cole Memorial Building (next to the bobber water tower) at 4285 Tower Square in Pequot Lakes

Contact: JP Gillach, james.gillach@state.mn.us

Resources: Learn more at www.mndot.gov/d3/hwy371