ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to review and comment on the 2022-2041 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan.
Updated every five years, the SMTP is the highest policy plan for transportation in Minnesota. It outlines objectives, performance measures, strategies, and actions to help advance MnDOT’s vision of a multimodal transportation system that maximizes the health of people, the environment, and our economy over the next 20 years. The document is a statewide policy plan for all users, all modes, and any jurisdiction that has a role in Minnesota’s transportation system.
Minnesotans can review the draft plan and submit comments online at MinnesotaGO.org or through the project email at [email protected]. The plan can also be reviewed in hard copy at the MnDOT Library (395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul) and at any of the eight MnDOT district headquarters around the state. The plan will be available for comment through Sept. 18, 2022.
The 2022-2041 updated SMTP is a result of a two-and-a-half-year collaboration with the public, stakeholders, and partners. The engagement involved more than 6,500 interactions with Minnesotans including surveys, forums, listening sessions, presentations, and opportunities to attend community events.
A public hearing will be held on Sep. 7, 2022, from 4-6 p.m., in Room G15 at MnDOT’s Central Office (395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul).
The public may also participate via web conference or at other MnDOT district headquarters statewide:
- Duluth – 1123 Mesaba Avenue
- Bemidji – 3920 Highway 2 West
- Baxter – 7694 Industrial Park Road
- Detroit Lakes – 1000 Highway 10 West
- Rochester – 2900 48th Street NW
- Mankato – 2151 Bassett Drive
- Willmar – 2505 Transportation Road
To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation for the public hearing, email requests to [email protected]. Please request at least one week in advance by Aug. 31.
Written comments will be accepted through Sept. 18, 2022, online at MinnesotaGO.org, via email at [email protected], or sent to:
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd, Mail Stop 440
St. Paul, MN 55155 Visit MinnesotaGO.org to learn more about the 2022 SMTP and MnDOT’s other statewide planning efforts.