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Sept. 26, 2023

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MnDOT releases State Highway Investment Plan for public comment

Public hearings set for Oct. 5, 11, 13 and 18; public comment period ends Nov. 8
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to review and comment on the 2023-2042 Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan.

Updated every five years, MnSHIP directs capital investment for Minnesota’s state highway system over the next 20 years. MnSHIP links policies and objectives in the Minnesota GO 50-Year Vision and the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan with capital investments on the state highway system. It is a fiscally constrained plan that identifies investment priorities given current and expected funding of $37 billion between 2023 and 2042.

The 2023-2042 updated MnSHIP is the result of collaboration during the last two and a half years between MnDOT and the public, stakeholders and partners.

Minnesotans can review the draft plan and submit comments online at MinnesotaGO.org or through the project email at stateplans.dot@state.mn.us. The plan can also be reviewed in hard copy at the MnDOT Library, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, and at any of the eight MnDOT district headquarters around the state. The plan will be available for comment through Nov. 8.

Public Hearings
The public may participate by attending a public hearing scheduled for the following dates, times and locations:

  • Baxter – Thursday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m.
    • 7694 Industrial Park Road
  • Carlton – Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 11:30 a.m.
    • 1630 County Road 61
  • Rochester – Friday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m.
    • 2900 - 48th St. NW
  • Willmar – Friday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m.
    • 2505 Transportation Road
  • Saint Paul – Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m.
    • 390 Robert St. N.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation for the public hearing, email requests to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance of hearing date.

Written comments will be accepted through Nov. 8 online at MinnesotaGO.org, via email at stateplans.dot@state.mn.us or sent by mail to:

Brad Utecht
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd, Mail Stop 440
St. Paul, MN 55155

Visit MinnesotaGO.org to learn more about the 2023 MnSHIP and MnDOT’s other statewide planning efforts.