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MnDOT to host statewide meetings on 20-year transportation plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The public and transportation stakeholders are invited to participate in developing the 20-year Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan at meetings across the state Oct. 4-23.

Public input at these meetings is one of several important factors that will influence the Minnesota Department of Transportation's priorities over the next 20 years.

Each meeting is three hours long and begins with an overview presentation and public input session. An open house will follow, with opportunities to engage in interactive exercises and with MnDOT staff. Meeting details are below:

Willmar - Oct. 4

1 - 4 p.m.

Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building

2200 23rd St. NE

Detroit Lakes - Oct. 9

1 - 4 p.m.

Holiday Inn

1155 Highway 10 E.

Mankato - Oct. 10

2 - 5 p.m.

MnDOT District 7 Headquarters

2151 Bassett Drive

Duluth - Oct. 11

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT District 1 Headquarters

1123 Mesaba Ave.

St. Cloud - Oct. 15

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

MnDOT District 3B Headquarters

3725 12th St. N.

Twin Cities - Oct. 16

1 - 4 p.m.

Richfield Lutheran Church

8 W. 60th St, Minneapolis

Rochester - Oct. 17

4 - 7 p.m.

University Center Rochester

851 30th Ave. SE

Bemidji - Oct. 22

3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

MnDOT District 2A Headquarters

3920 Highway 2 W.

Twin Cities - Oct. 23

5 - 8 p.m.

MnDOT Training and Conference Center

1900 W. County Road I,


Visit the MnSHIP website at for additional involvement opportunities, including:

· Provide your opinion online, by visiting the "Interactive Scenario Tool" tab.

· Watch recorded webinars covering the plan approach, projected revenue, description of the ten investment categories and overview of scenario planning. This is available on the "Participate" tab.

· Read key background information detailing the trade-offs associated with investing at certain levels in each of the ten investment categories. This is available on the "Investment Categories & Approaches" tab.

Review the Investment Approaches Folio describing the three approaches to be discussed at the October stakeholder engagement meetings. This is available on the "Investment Categories & Approaches" tab.

· Receive periodic updates via e-mail (approximately one per month). Follow the link and instructions on the "Participate" tab.

· Follow the plan on Twitter @minnesotago and Facebook