City to hold public open house on transport plan

A public open house will be held Thursday to provide information on the City of Minot’s Long Range Transportation Plan.

The second of three open houses, the event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Minot City Hall. There will be a presentation at 6 p.m., after which the informal discussion and question and answer period can continue with staff and officials from governing agencies and consultant team.

Construction will be taking place around City Hall, but the entrance on the south side of the building, off Sixth Street Southwest, will be open.

Work on the Long-Range Transportation Plan began in May 2013 as a cooperative effort between the City of Minot, Ward County and the North Dakota Department of Transportation. With the assistance of SRF Consulting Group, some of the activities that will take place as part of the Long-Range Transportation Plan include:

– evaluation of existing conditions.

– forecasting traffic conditions in year 2035.

– completion of sub-area planning and future roadway network analysis.

– development of implementation and funding strategies.

The purpose of Thursday’s open house will be to present sub-area planning analyses and preliminary results related to the 2035 roadway system plan. Information and graphics will be displayed outlining the

project process and

schedule, as well as analyses and work completed to date.

All pertinent materials will be available for public inspection at the open house. Written comments will be accepted until May 16. Written comments can be submitted in writing to SRF Consulting Group at 1105-16th St. SW, Minot, ND 58701, or by email at . All public comments received will be reviewed and will be included in the final project documentation.

The City of Minot will consider requests for reasonable accommodation to provide accessibility. To request accommodations, contact Lance Meyer, Minot city engineer, at 857-4100 or TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888.

The public also can view information on the project website at (, or follow the study on its Facebook page at ( or Twitter at (