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Public invited to comment on state's 20-year transportation plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to learn about the upcoming draft of the Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan.

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. The plan establishes spending priorities for projected capital revenue. These priorities influence the selection of projects throughout the state.

MnDOT will conduct in-person meetings around the state in late May and early June. At the meetings, MnDOT will share what was heard at fall outreach, discuss how investment priorities were set, and share information and facilitate discussion related to the upcoming draft plan. Those unable to attend the in-person meetings are encouraged to learn more about the draft at one of two live webinars. Additional information can be found at


Maplewood - May 28

9:30 - 11:30 am

Maplewood Community Center

2100 White Bear Ave N

St. Cloud - May 29

1:30 - 3:30 pm

MnDOT District 3B Headquarters

3725 12th Street North

Rochester - May 30

4:30 - 6:30 pm

University Center Rochester

1926 College View Road East

Mankato - June 3

2:00 - 4:00 pm

MnDOT District 7 Headquarters

2151 Bassett Drive

Webinar - June 4

9:30-11:00 am

Webinar - June 4

6:30-8:00 pm

Willmar - June 6

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building

2200 23rd Street Northeast

Duluth - June 11

10:30 - 12:30 pm

MnDOT District 1 Headquarters

1123 Mesaba Avenue

Detroit Lakes - June 12

2:00 - 4:00 pm

MN State Community & Technical College

900 Minnesota Highway 34

Bemidji - June 13

10:30 - 12:30 pm

Beltrami Electric Cooperative Community Room

4111 Technology Drive NW

Public comment period in July

At the end of June, the draft MnSHIP document will be available online at It will also be available for review in hard copy at the MnDOT Library, 395 John Ireland Blvd., in St. Paul. The official comment period will begin once the draft is released.

The public is encouraged to participate in the public hearing, which will take place in July. Feedback received during the comment period and public hearing will be considered for the final plan, due in August 2013. Please visit the following website for information on how to stay involved in MnSHIP:

Inquiries may be directed to the project manager, Ryan Wilson, at:

MnDOT Office of Capital Programs and Performance Measures

395 John Ireland Blvd, MS 440

St. Paul, MN 55155


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