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MnDOT seeks public comments on 50-year transportation plan
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites public comments through Oct. 21 on a draft 50-year vision for transportation in the state. The vision was developed with input from the public and diverse representatives of the transportation community who participated in advisory group meetings, public workshops and online during the past several months.

The public can view the seven-page document at the Minnesota GO website, www.minnesotago.org , and share their thoughts online, by email, fax or U.S. mail. MnDOT will accept comments until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21.

In addition, MnDOT will host a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Transportation Building in St. Paul, 395 John Ireland Blvd., Room G15. The public also may participate via videoconference at MnDOT offices statewide (see locations below) or from their personal computers by using Adobe Connect (instructions will be posted on www.minnesotago.org ). Print copies of the draft vision will be available at the meeting sites.

In February 2011, MnDOT launched the Minnesota GO visioning process in collaboration with many partners to better align the transportation system with what Minnesotans expect for their quality of life, economy and natural environment.

The document consists of a vision statement and guiding principles, as well as a broad look at the desired outcomes. The vision recognizes that transportation infrastructure is only one of the many elements to achieving a high quality of life, a competitive economy and a healthy environment.

MnDOT and other transportation organizations will use the vision and information from this project in developing short-term and long-term plans. The vision will offer guidance in determining the transportation initiatives that the state chooses for investment.

Submit comments to Phillip Schaffner by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 by:

E-mail: philip.schaffner@state.mn.us

Fax: 651-366-3794

Phone: 651-366-3743

o Mail: Minnesota Department of Transportation

Office of Statewide Multimodal Planning, Mail Stop 440

395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155

Minnesota GO Public Hearing

Oct. 4, 2011

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711.

To request another reasonable accommodation, call 651-366-4718.

BAXTER

7694 Industrial Park Road

218-828-5700

BEMIDJI

3920 Hwy 2 West

218-755-6500

CROOKSTON

1320 Sunflower St.

218-277-7950

DETROIT LAKES

1000 Hwy 10 W.

218-846-3600

DULUTH

1123 Mesaba Ave.

218-725-2700

MANKATO

2151 Bassett Drive

507-304-6100

MARSHALL

1800 E. College Drive

507-537-6146

MORRIS

610 Hwy 9 S.

320-208-7000

OWATONNA

1010 - 21st Ave. NW

507-446-5500

ROCHESTER

2900 - 48th St. NW

507-286-7500

ST. CLOUD

3725 - 12th St. N.

320-223-6500

ST. PAUL

Ground Videoconference Room G15

395 John Ireland Blvd.

651-296-3000

VIRGINIA

101 N. Hoover Road

218-742-1100

WILLMAR

2505 Transportation Road

320-231-5195

WINDOM

180 S. County Road 26

507-831-8000

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