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State seeks your input on highway investment plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing statewide July 29 to gather feedback on the draft Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan. MnSHIP establishes priorities for spending projected revenue, identifies planned investments during the next seven years based on these priorities, and details strategies to ensure the effective use of available resources.

The hearing, held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., will originate from MnDOT headquarters in St. Paul, with opportunities for additional public participation via videoconference at MnDOT offices statewide:

Baxter - 7694 Industrial Park Road

Bemidji - 3920 Highway 2 W

Crookston - 1320 Sunflower St.

Detroit Lakes - 1000 Highway 10 W

Duluth - 1123 Mesaba Ave.

Mankato - 2151 Bassett Drive

Marshall - 1800 East College Drive

Morris - 610 Highway 9 S

Owatonna - 1010 21st Ave. NW

Rochester - 2900 48th St. NW

St. Cloud - 3725 12th St. N

St. Paul - 395 John Ireland Blvd., Room G15

Virginia - 101 N. Hoover Road

Willmar - 2505 Transportation Road

Windom - 180 S. County Road 26

Those unable to attend in-person can participate in an online webinar. For details, visit: www.mndot.gov/planning/mnship/participate.html.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation for the July 29 hearing, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay), or send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance.

Public comments will be accepted until July 31. The draft plan is posted on MnDOT's website at www.mndot.gov/planning/mnship/. It is also available for review in hard copy at the MnDOT Library, 395 John Ireland Blvd., in St. Paul and at the eight district headquarters located statewide.

Send written comments or inquiries to:

Ryan Wilson, project manager

MnDOT Office of Capital Programs and Performance Measures

395 John Ireland Blvd, MS 440

St. Paul, MN 55155

ryan.wilson@state.mn.us

651-366-3537

MnSHIP connects the Minnesota GO 50-year Vision and policies established in the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan to capital improvements on the state highway system.

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