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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 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: MinnesotaGo

Learn more about transportation at the St. Louis County Fair

Description: Visitors to the St. Louis County Fair in Chisholm Aug. 9-13 are invited to stop by the Commercial Exhibits and Department of Natural Resources building to talk with Minnesota Department of Transportation staff about current and future projects, road safety, employment and more.
When: August 9-13

Where: St. Louis County Fairground, located next to Iron World on Hwy 169 in Chisholm.
More information: News release

Hwy 2 access management projects

Between Bemidji and Wilton

Description: Attend an open house to discuss upcoming access management projects.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Where: MnDOT District 2 headquarters building, 3920 Highway 2 West, Bemidji
Contact: TJ Melcher, tj.melcher@state.mn.us
More information: Hwy 2 news release

Hwy 12 Corn Carnival booth


Description: Visit the MnDOT booth at the Corn Carnival to learn about the potential Hwy 12 redesign through Cokato. All comments received will be used to inform future decisions on the project's final design.
When: Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Cokato Corn Carnival, southeast corner of Peterson Park near the baseball diamond backstop, near the intersection of Sixth Street and Broadway Avenue.
Contact: J.P. Gillach, james.gillach@state.mn.us
More information: Hwy 12 news release

Hwy 12 Downtown Litchfield project survey


Description: Give us feedback on project components such as street lighting, intersection options at Hwy 12 and 3rd Street, and street trees.
When: Survey closes Aug. 14, 2017

Where: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Litchfield2019
Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt, mandi.lighthizer-schmidt@state.mn.us
More information: Hwy 12 website

Mesaba Avenue improvement project open house


Description: Project presentation beginning at 6 p.m., and project staff will be on hand to answer questions.
When: Aug. 15, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m

Where: Harrison Community Club, 3002 West Third Street, Duluth, MN 55806
Contact: Janet Miller, janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us
More information: Project website

Hwy 22/County Rd 90 roundabout


Description: Construction open house. Staff will be present to share information and discuss construction impacts, detour and local access during the 2018 project.
When: Aug. 3, 2017, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Terrace View Golf Course south of Mankato on Hwy 22
Contact: Rebecca Arndt, rebecca.arndt@state.mn.us
More information: Hwy 22 website

Hwy 23 Mission Creek Bridge


What: The public is invited to attend an open house where staff will be available to answer questions about the project.

When: Tuesday, August 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Chambers Grove Park, Fond du Lac, 134th West Avenue, Duluth, MN 55808

Contact: Beth Petrowske, beth.petrowske@state.mn.us

Resources: Hwy 23 Mission Creek Bridge news release, Project website

I-35W/Lake Street reconstruction project open house


What: The public is invited to learn about the four and a half year reconstruction of I-35W between 43rd Street and downtown Minneapolis at an upcoming open house.

When: Thursday, Aug. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Children’s Village Center building at Hope Community, Inc., 611 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Resources: News release

Hwy 48 Hinckley


What: The public is invited to attend an open house to ask questions and learn more about the resurfacing and improvement project that begins Sept. 11, 2017.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: City of Hinckley Community Room, 106 1st Street SE in Hinckley

Contact: Stephanie Smith-Christensen, stephanie.smith-christensen@state.mn.us

Resources: Hwy 48 news release, Hwy 48 project website

Hwy 60 designs


What: The public is encouraged to attend an open house on the designs to improve Highway 60 east of Mankato, particularly in the city of Madison Lake.

When: Monday, Aug. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Madison Lake City Hall, 525 Main Street

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

Resources: Hwy 60 news release, Hwy 60 Madison Lake website

Main Street project


What: The public is invited to attend a public meeting to view preliminary project plans and learn about the future vision of Main Street in Biwabik.

When: Tuesday, August 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a formal presentation beginning at 6 p.m.

Where: Biwabik Park Pavilion, 100 5th Ave. S, Biwabik, MN 55708.

Contact: Beth Petrowske, beth.petrowske@state.mn.us

Resources: News release