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MnDOT releases 20-year Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan for public review, comment

Public hearing scheduled statewide for July 12; comment period ends July 31


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The public is invited to review and provide comments through July 31 on Minnesota’s 20-year Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan, a guide for making state transportation decisions about roadways, railroads and bikeways. This will be the final opportunity for the public to provide input on the plan, which is the result of extensive collaboration during the past year between the Minnesota Department of Transportation and citizens, stakeholders andpartners.

“The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan is an important step in turning Minnesota GO, the recently adopted 50-year transportation vision, into reality,” said Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel. “The plan focuses on lower-cost, high-benefit and multimodal solutions that complement and strengthen the unique social, natural and economic features of this state with the intent of improving Minnesotans’ quality of life.”

The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan can be accessed electronically at It also is available for review in hard copy at the MnDOT Library, 395 John Ireland Blvd., in St. Paul.

A public hearing will be held July 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room G15 at MnDOT, 395 John Ireland Blvd., in St. Paul. The public also may participate 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

Written comments will be accepted through July 31 and should be addressed to: Kirby Becker, MnDOT Office of Statewide Multimodal Planning, 395 John Ireland Blvd, MS 440, St. Paul, MN 55155


Those unable to attend in-person have the option to participate in an online webinar via Adobe Connect. For details, visit

For more information, contact Kirby Becker at 651-366-3740 or, or visit, follow the plan on Twitter, @minnesotago, or Facebook,

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation for the July 12 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 Please request at least one week in advance.


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