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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.

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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

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