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MnDOT to host 20-year planning session Oct. 9

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.

The Detroit Lakes meeting is Oct. 9 from 1-4 p.m. in Holiday Inn.

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.

Any additional inquiries can be directed to the project manager, Ryan Wilson, MnDOT Office of Capital Programs and Performance Measures, at 651-366-3537 or