Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Sept. 18, 2019

Public open house set Sept. 25 for Hwy 218 Blooming Prairie reconstruction project

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The public is invited to attend an information open house on Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Blooming Prairie to learn about a reconstruction project on Hwy 218 planned for 2023, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Representatives of MnDOT and others will be available to answer questions and provide information from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Blooming Prairie City Hall, 138 Highway Ave. S, Blooming Prairie.

During the session, MnDOT and its consultants will share what has been heard from various stakeholders, alternative concepts that are being considered and dismissed, alternatives chosen for further analysis, and the results of analysis thus far. People may drop by at any time during the session. Maps and information will be available for review.

MnDOT is scheduled in 2023 to reconstruct Hwy 218 from south of Third Street SE to Hwy 30.

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s construction project website at mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy218-bloomingprairie-reconstruct or join the MnDOT SE Minnesota Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.

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