Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

August 2, 2016

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MnDOT seeks second round of public input on U.S. Bicycle Route 41

Route will connect St. Paul to Grand Portage State Park

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold three open houses to gather input on U.S. Bicycle Route 41, a bicycle route that will connect St. Paul to Grand Portage State Park using existing roads and trails.

MnDOT received feedback from more than 2,700 people during the first round of public engagement in June and those results will be shared at August open houses and online.

Open houses will be:

  • Monday, Aug. 8, White Bear Lake Police and Fire Building, 4700 Miller Ave., 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 11, Duluth Central Library Green Room, 520 West Superior St., 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, Pine Technical & Community College Auditorium, 900 4th St. SE, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Persons who attend the open houses will hear progress about the route, have an opportunity to vote on route name finalists and identify their preferred bicycle route connections between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Persons not attending open houses can also see the route and participate in a short route-name and route-connections survey online at mndot.gov/bike/usbr41/.

After the August open houses, MnDOT will create maps of the final route alignment, tally the votes to determine the final route name and begin working on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ application for official U.S. Bicycle Route designation. MnDOT anticipates the route will receive designation in fall 2016.

For more information on U.S. Bicycle Route 41, go to mndot.gov/bike/usbr41/.