UMVRDC and MnDOT Seek Feedback on Upcoming Construction Projects
Public comment is requested on the draft Area Transportation Partnership Improvement Program (ATIP) for 2023-2026 regarding projects occurring in Big Stone, Swift, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Yellow Medicine Counties. The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission will hold an open house public meeting on Wednesday, March 30, from 2:00p.m. to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87324382910 . This meeting will include a formal presentation by MnDOT staff on transportation projects at 2 p.m.
The ATIP lays out the four-year plan for federally-funded transportation improvements within the area.UMVRDC 2023-2026 ATIP Project List
To review the complete list of projects for construction this summer see the following maps:
To review the complete list of projects proposed for the entire ATP 12 county area between 2022-2025 see the following maps and Project Lists:
- West Central MN ATP 4 2023-2026 Proposed Project Map
- Southwest MN ATP 8 2023-2026 Proposed Project Map
- Southwest MN ATP 8 2023-2026 Proposed Project List
Current Projects in the Region
The UMVRDC is part of the West Central ATP 4 and the Southwest ATP 8. The ATP is a committee of elected officials, city and county engineers, MnDOT staff, tribal leaders, public transit leaders that represent the areas contiguous with MnDOT District boundaries. Their role is to develop policy and program projects utilizing federal transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration ( FHWA). The UMVRDC appoints members to both ATPs. UMVRDC Staff serve as technical advisers to the ATP, sub-committee members and ATP alternate members for the elected officials appointed. Current representatives are:
Southwest MN ATP – 8
(Lac qui Parle, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties)
- Gary Johnson – Yellow Medicine County Commissioner
- Bill Pauling – Chippewa County Commissioner
- Sam Muntean – Lac qui Parle County Engineer
West Central MN ATP – 4
(Big Stone and Swift Counties)
- Lucas Olson – Benson City Council
Demonstration Project Guide: A Resource for the Development of Short Term, Low Cost, Temporary Roadway Projects to Promote and Advance Walking and Bicycling
MnDOT District 8 Freight Plan: The goal of the District 8 Freight Plan is to provide a clear understanding of the multimodal freight system, how local industries use the system and their needs and issues, so MnDOT can make more informed policy and programming decisions in the District.
Department of Natural Resources (DNR): Grant funding for park and trail projects across Minnesota.
Outdoor Recreation Grant Program
Natural and Scenic Area Program
Federal Recreational Trail Program
Regional Trail Grant Program
Local Trail Connections Grant Program
Landscape Partnership Program – MnDOT
MnDOT is actively involved in roadside landscaping partnerships with communities and their volunteers, to help make the communities more aesthetically pleasing by designing the landscaping following the guidelines of the Community Roadside Landscape Partnership Program.
Application Deadline: Ongoing
For more information contact Brianna Sanders:
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