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Minnesota Local Roads Traffic Safety Regional Workshops

Minnesota Local Roads Traffic Safety Regional Workshops


MnDOT State Aid and MnDOT Office of Traffic Engineering have been working on developing traffic safety workshop content to be delivered in-person at 24 locations across Minnesota. The goal of this project is to provide cities, counties, and other local road agencies in Minnesota with updated tools to focus on reducing fatal and serious injury crashes on their roadway system.

The workshop will be held in a classroom setting, with opportunities for questions and discussion throughout the day.


Our workshop agenda was developed with input from city and county transportation partners. Led by experts from MnDOT and HDR, the full-day workshop will cover:

  • MN Traffic Safety History: Introduction to the history of traffic safety in Minnesota
  • Regional Crash Data Review: Breakdown of crash data into contributing factors and focus areas, including Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) to help understand regional crash trends.
  • Countermeasures: Discussion of solutions for frequent crash types, grouped by rural and urban roads
  • Effective Communication: Strategies for communicating with elected officials, stakeholders, and law enforcement.
  • Funding Opportunities: Overview of state and federal funding opportunities for local transportation agencies
  • Discussion: Time for questions and conversation on traffic safety topics not covered in the training material.

Target audience

City, county, MnDOT, and other transportation agency staff involved in traffic safety work with focus on infrastructure strategies.

Workshop schedule

Date ATP Location Registration
6/20/2024 2 (Northwest) Beltrami County Administration Building - 701 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 ATP 2 Bemidji

1 (Northeast)

St Louis County Public Works - Virginia Office - 7823 Hwy 135, Virginia ATP 1 St .Louis County

2 (Northwest)

Pennington County Government Center - 101 Main Ave N, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 ATP 2 Pennington County
7/25/2024 1 (Northeast) City of Hermantown Training Center - 5111 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown, MN 55811 ATP 1 Hermantown
8/7/2024 6 (Southeast) Public Works Building Multi Purpose Room - 1200 Belview Trail, Faribault, MN 55021 ATP 6 Faribault
8/13/2024 7 (South Central) New Ulm County Courthouse - 14 South State Street, New Ulm, MN ATP 7 New Ulm
8/21/2024 4 (West Central) Becker County MnDOT office - 1771 N Tower Rd Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 ATP 4 Becker County

8 (Southwest)

Redwood County – Highway Department 1820 E Bridge St, Redwood Falls, MN 56283 ATP 8 Redwood County
9/5/2024 6 (Southeast) MnDOT Southeast District HQ Office - 2900 48th Street NW Rochester MN 55901 ATP 6 Rochester
9/10/2024 7 (South Central) Noble County Government Center - 315 10th St, Worthington, MN 56187 ATP 7 Noble County
9/17/2024 4 (West Central) Douglas County Public Works - 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria, MN 56308 ATP 4 Douglas County

8 (Southwest)

Kandiyohi Public Works - 1801 Hwy 12 E Willmar, MN 56201 ATP 8 Kandiyohi

3 (Central)

Stearns County Highway Department - 455 28th Avenue South Waite Park, MN 56387 ATP 3 Stearns County
10/10/2024 Metro 1 Ramsey County Public Works - 1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive, Arden Hills, MN 55112 Metro Ramsey County
10/29/2024 Metro 2 Empire Maintenance Facility - 2800 160th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068 Metro Rosemount

3 (Central)

Crow Wing County Highway Department - 16589 Co Rd 142, Brainerd, MN 56401 APT 3 Crow Wing County
11/14/2024 Metro 3 Anoka County Public or Government Building (Exact Location TBD) Metro Anoka County

Metro 4

Minnetonka Community Center – 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345 Metro Minnetonka

For more information

Contact Girma Feyissa, State Aid Traffic Safety Engineer girma.feyissa@state.mn.us or 651-366-3818.