Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Ways to get involved in transportation planning

city skyline

Recent public meetings and hearings

Below are listed some of the recent opportunities for your comment and input about MnDOT projects. Throughout the year we hold open houses, workshops and offer opportunities for your online comments. Even though the formal comment period for the projects listed below may be over, we always welcome your questions and are here to listen. Look for your project in the list below, or contact us online.

Upcoming opportunities

Search by MnDOT District

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

Highway 210

Brainerd to Ironton

What: Open house attendees will be able to learn about the project, work to be performed, tentative traffic plans including the proposed detour, and provide feedback to MnDOT staff working to finalize the project.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Crow Wing County Highway Department facility, 16589 County Road 142
More information: News release, project website

Hwy 316

Hastings

What: The public and business community are invited to attend an open house to hear an update for the Highway 316 Improvement Project.  The attendees will also have the opportunity to see and comment on potential design concepts for the north junction of US 61 to just south of Tuttle Drive in Hastings.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Crossroads Church, 225 33rd Street W.
More information: News release, project website

Hwy 2

Erskine

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: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Erskine City Hall, 105 Ross Avenue
Contact: TJ Melcher, 218-755-6552
More information: News release

Hwy 371B/S Sixth Street

Brainerd

What: Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration to mark the completion of the Business Hwy 371/S Sixth Street reconstruction project between Hwy 210/Washington Street and Joseph Street in Brainerd.  The event will have a program and ceremonial ribbon cutting. Event hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Brainerd City Hall parking area located at 501 Laurel Street (northwest corner of Laurel Street and Business Highway 371/S Sixth Street)

Contact: Jenny Seelen

More information: Hwy 371B/S Sixth Street Brainerd project website

Highway 210

Brainerd to Ironton

What: Open house attendees will be able to learn about the project, work to be performed, tentative traffic plans including the proposed detour, and provide feedback to MnDOT staff working to finalize the project.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Crow Wing County Highway Department facility, 16589 County Road 142
More information: News release, project website

Hwy 15

Kimball

What: Opportunity to provide feedback on proposed plans for a 2020 Highway 15 construction project through Kimball

When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Kimball City Hall, 1 Main St N.
More information: News release

Hwy 238

Albany

What: Join MnDOT staff at a construction project open house, learn details about the project, road/lane closures and detour, and get your questions answered.
When: Thursday, May 24, 2018, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Arrive anytime.
Where: Albany city hall, 400 Railroad Ave
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 238 project website

Explore MnDOT

St. Cloud Facility

What: The St. Cloud area community is invited to attend an Explore MnDOT Open House at our St. Cloud Facility. Come and learn about what we do, learn about possible career opportunities with us, and get a close up look at our maintenance and construction equipment and tools. We hope you can visit with us!

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 3 to 7 p.m. Stop by any time.

Where: MnDOT District 3 St. Cloud Facility, 3725 12th St N (Along Hwy 15, across from Apollo High School)
Contact: MnDOT St. Cloud facility at 320-223-6500
More information: News release, MnDOT District 3 website

Hwy 210

Crosby-Ironton

What: Area residents, businesses and motorists are encouraged to provide feedback on plans for a major project on Highway 210 through Crosby and Ironton.

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018,from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Crosby-Ironton High School, 711 Poplar St.
More information: News release

Hwy 10 Clear Lake to Big Lake

Becker

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details and receive road/lane closure information.
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018,from 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Becker Community Center, 11500 Sherburne Ave
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 10 Clear Lake to Big Lake website

Hwy 25 Montrose to Watertown

Watertown

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Arrive any time.
Where: Watertown city hall, 309 Lewis Ave S
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 25 project page

Hwy 6

Emily

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, April 9, 2018,from 5 to 7 p.m. Arrive anytime.
Where: Emily City Hall, along Hwy 6
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 6 project website

Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake

Clearwater

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure information.
When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018,4 to 7 p.m. Arrive any time.
Where: Lions Pavilion at Lions Park, 1100 CR 75, Clearwater MN
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706

I-94 corridor

St. Michael

What: The public is invited to review and comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for proposed improvements to the Interstate 94 corridor in Albertville and St. Michael.
When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: St. Michael City Hall, 11800 Town Center Drive NE.
Contact: Claudia Dumont, project manager
More information: News release, I-94 corridor project website

Hwy 12

Cokato

What: Informational open house will share updated plans to improve Hwy 12 through Cokato in 2020, and take comments. Proposed project includes access improvements, sidewalk upgrades and signal and truck turning improvements at Hwy 12/Wright County Rd 3.
When: Thursday, March 29, 2018, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Arrive anytime
Where: Cokato Public Library, 175 4th Street SW
Contact: Claudia Dumont, 320-223-6530
More information: Hwy 12 project website

Hwy 4 Lake Henry

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Tuesday, March 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Arrive any time.
Where: Lake Henry city hall, just off Hwy 6
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 4 Lake Henry project website

Hwy 371B/South Sixth Street

Brainerd

What: Brainerd area businesses located along or near the upcoming 2018 Hwy 371B/South Sixth Street construction project are invited to attend a Business Meet-and-Greet Open House. Businesses will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with project staff, receive informational handouts and ask questions. Event hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber.
When: Monday, March 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration building, 224 W Washington St, CTC room
Contact: Jenny Seelen, communications
More information: Hwy 371B project website

Hwy 371 Hackensack to Backus

Backus

What: Construction open house to answer questions, provide project details, receive road/lane closure and detour information.
When: Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. Arrive any time.
Where:County Land Department building, 218 Washburn Ave., Backus
Contact: JP Gillach, 218-828-5706
More information: Hwy 371 project website

Hwy 24

Annandale

What: The public is invited to attend a project open house to learn about future 2020 Highway 24 improvements in Annandale in Wright County.
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Annandale City Hall, 30 Cedar Street E
Contact: Claudia Dumont, project manager

Hwy 210

Ironton/Crosby

What: The public is invited to attend a project open house to learn about future 2021 Highway 210 improvements in Ironton/Crosby in Crow Wing County.
When:Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Crosby High School, 711 Poplar St, Crosby
Contact: Eric Schiller, project manager

Hwy 12 project open house

Cokato

What: The public is invited to attend a project open house to learn about future Hwy 12 road and safety improvement plans through Cokato. The project team will be available to answer questions and hear concerns. Your feedback is important to us. We hope you can attend.
When: Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m.

Where: Cokato City Hall at 255 Broadway Ave S, Cokato, MN
Contact: Claudia Dumont, project manager, 320-223-6530
More information: Hwy 12 project website

Twin Ports interchange open house

Duluth
What: The public is invited to attend an open house that will provide the public an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the proposed project to rebuild and modernize the current infrastructure.

When: Monday, Nov. 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Duluth Art Institute, 2229 W. 2nd Street, Duluth, MN, 55806

Contact: Beth Petrowske, Public Affairs, 218-725-2708

More information: News release

Statewide bicycle system plan

A draft of the plan is online for review at www.mndot.gov/bike/system-plan/. Comments were accepted through Nov. 16.

 

Contact: Sue Roe, susan.roe@state.mn.us
Resources:
Bike plan site, news release

Statewide Freight Plan

Learn more about the Statewide Freight Plan.

Resources: Statewide Freight Plan website

Southeast Minnesota transit

Red Wing, Northfield, Albert Lea, Winona

Learn more about inter-county and intercity transit service opportunities in southeastern Minnesota

What: Four public meetings held March 16-17 to discuss how transit will be developed to meet the needs of residents, businesses, institutions and human service providers. See the news release for dates and times in your area.

Contact: Mike Dougherty, mike.dougherty@state.mn.us

Resources: Southeast transit site

Kennedy Bridge reconstruction

Bemidji

What: Open house to learn more about the reconstruction of the Hwy 2 Kennedy Bridge between East Grand Forks and Grand Forks

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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

Resources: News release, Kennedy Bridge project page

Hwy 11

Karlstad

What: Open house to learn more about the resurfacing project on Hwy 11 set to begin this summer.

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

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

Resources: News release

Hwy 22

Litchfield

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.

  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
  • Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

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

Resources: News release, News release

Hwy 23 Marshall

Marshall

When: Wednesday, July 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Marshall-Lyon Library 201 C Street in Marshall

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

Resources: Hwy 23 news release, Hwy 23 website

Hwy 23 Road Safety Audit final draft

St. Cloud

What: The findings of the audit will be presented at a public open house.

When: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Foley City Hall, 251 Fourth Ave. N.

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

Resources: Hwy 23 Road Safety Audit final draft news release, Download or print the audit.

Hwy 24

Clearwater to Clear Lake

What: Project open house about the future Highway 24 resurfacing and pedestrian access improvement project between I-94 in Clearwater and Hwy 10 in Clear Lake in 2018.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Contact: Luke Wehseler, project manager, 218-828-5721

Resources: Hwy 24 construction

Hwy 25

Monticello

What: Open house held by the city of Monticello to learn about the Hwy 25 and 7th St intersection improvement project that begins in April.

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Contact / resources: City of Monticello

I-35W and 5th Street Bridge

Minneapolis

What: The public is invited to learn more about the new 5th St. S.E. pedestrian bridge over I-35W. Project staff will be on hand to answer questions.

When: Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Contact: Kevin Walker, kevin.walker@state.mn.us

Resources: I-35W and 5th Street Bridge project page

Hwy 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge

Stillwater

What: The public is invited to attend an open house to learn about plans to transform the Highway 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge into a bicycle/pedestrian destination.

When: Thursday, July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: Stillwater City Hall, 216 4th Street North in Stillwater

Contact: Kent Barnard, kent.barnard@state.mn.us

Resources: Hwy 36 news release, Hwy 36 website

Public open house for Hwy 39/McCuen Street project

Duluth
What: Open house 
When: Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave. W, Duluth MN 55808.
Contact: Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay)
More information: News release

Hwy 52

Coates, Cannon Falls

The public and business communities are invited to attend an open house to learn about a safety improvement project along Hwy 52 from County Road 46 in Coates to County Road 86 north of Cannon Falls.

What: Question and answer session, short formal presentation

When: Tuesday, July 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Hampton City Hall, 5265 238th Street E, Hampton, MN

Contact: Kirsten Klein, kirsten.klein@state.mn.us

Resources: News release, Hwy 52 project page

Hwy 53 relocation

Virginia

Learn more about what has occurred on the project in recent weeks, as well as what's planned for the coming weeks.

What: Monthly Coffee and Conversation meeting with project representatives to discuss the project and address concerns.

When: Recurring meetings. See the Hwy 53 relocation public meetings page for details on current and previous meetings.

Where: MnDOT's Virginia headquarters, 101 N. Hoover Rd., Virginia, Minn.

Contact: Kevin Gutknecht, kevin.gutknecht@state.mn.us

Resources: Hwy 53 relocation project page

Hwy 56

Kenyon, Stanton

What: Open house to learn more about the replacement of two Hwy 56 bridges this summer.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Contact: Mike Dougherty, michael.dougherty@state.mn.us

Resources: News release

U.S. Hwy 59 study

Worthington

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: Open house to collect comments on designs relating to accesses, intersections and general configurations of US Hwy 59. A second survey is available online as well.

When: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

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

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

Public open house for Hwy 60 designs

Mankato
What: The public is encouraged to attend an open house on the designs to improve Hwy 60 east of Mankato, particularly in the city of Madison Lake
When: Monday, Oct. 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Madison Lake City Hall, 525 Main Street
More information: News release

Hwy 61

Two Harbors

What: Open house to learn more about the signal replacements, resurfacing and accessibility improvements on Hwy 61 in Two Harbors.

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

Resources: News release

Hwy 61/Hwy 41

Carver County

Learn more about the Hwy 61/Hwy 41 project

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Contact: Kirsten Klein, kirsten.klein@state.mn.us

Resources: News release, Hwy 61/Hwy41 project site

I-90

Fairmont

What: Open house to share information on the I-90 construction project from Sherburn to Fairmont expected to begin in May.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

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

Resources: News release, I-90 project page

Hwy 169 Eagles Nest project

Ely

What: The public is invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about the project.

When: Friday, Sept. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Where: Eagles Nest Township Hall, 1552 Bear Head State Park Road, Ely, MN 55731

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

Resources: News release