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Workshop: A Highway Runs Through It—Balancing Priorities and Constraints on Main Streets

June 8–9, 2017
Day 1: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fitger's Inn
August Fitger Room, Third Floor 
600 E Superior Street 
Duluth, MN 55802

About the Workshop

This Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) workshop will focus on Greater Minnesota main streets that are also state or trunk highways. A series of real-world “main street” projects will be presented. The workshop will also provide an overview of a "Complete Streets" approach to project planning and design. Participants will gain an enhanced understanding of the application of Complete Streets principles for more successful project development outcomes.

Attendees will participate in a series of hands-on case studies from communities in Greater Minnesota, working through the project development process as a large group and in small teams. A field walk exercise addressing the challenges of data collection and project design in a multimodal setting will be included.


If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Jim Rosenow at 651-366-4673 or

Who Should Attend

Designers, project managers, planners, preconstruction and construction staff, operations and maintenance staff, FHWA officials, graduate engineers, city and county engineers/planners, and consultants.


Rooms are available at the Sheraton Duluth Hotel at the rate of $139 per night. To make a reservation, please call the hotel at 218-733-5660 and mention that you will be attending the "MnDOT Highway Runs Through It" workshop.


This event will be eligible for American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credits and Professional Development Hours (PDHs).


This workshop is sponsored by MnDOT and the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.

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