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May 13, 2021

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Join MnDOT at annual Rochester Transportation Fair on May 15

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Kids and curious adults can get an up close look at a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow at the annual Transportation Fair on Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Rochester.

MnDOT is proud to be a part of this free event sponsored by Community Education, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Parents Are Important in Rochester (PAIIR), School Readiness program and Rochester Public Works.

The Transportation Fair will be at two locations:

  • Hoover Early Learning School: 369 Elton Hills Drive NW
  • Mighty Oaks Early Learning School: 3800 50th Avenue SE

MnDOT will be at Hoover Early Learning School where visitors can meet Tyrel Bakken, a MnDOT snowplow operator in Rochester, who will talk about his work as a snowplow operator on state highways and get a close look at the sophisticated machinery MnDOT workers use to clear snow from the state’s roadways. 
This event features dump trucks, snowplows, law enforcement vehicles, community service vehicles, recreational vehicles, big trucks and more. Families can get up close to the vehicles and meet the people who operate them. Due to COVID restrictions, masks must be worn by anyone over the age of 5. Onsite restrooms will not be available during this event.