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Oct. 25, 2022

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Highway 97 public meeting in Forest Lake for proposed construction

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is hosting an in-person public meeting on Nov. 1 to discuss proposed road construction on Highway 97 between I-35 and Highway 61 in Forest Lake.
The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Forest Lake City Center in the 2nd Floor Community Room, 1408 Lake St. S., Forest Lake, MN.

MnDOT, city and county staff will be available to give project information and answer questions. Information provided at the event will later be made available on the project webpage.

Highway 97 construction is scheduled for spring 2025 through fall 2026.  The proposed project work will include pavement resurfacing, raised medians, a multi-use trail and other pedestrian improvements.

For more information, or to sign up for email updates, visit the project webpage at Hwy 97 in Forest Lake Project - MnDOT (state.mn.us)

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print) for this event, please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720. Please request at least one week in advance.