Image of temporary target courtesy MnDOT, Willmar

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will conduct aerial mapping of several locations in southwest Minnesota this spring. The mapping will create a record of existing infrastructure and landscape along, and adjacent to, MnDOT right of way for transportation planning and Hwy design. This work will be conducted after the snow has melted and before trees leaf out.

Weather permitting, work will begin mid-April at the following locations:

  • Hwy 75 – from Pipestone County Road 4 to Hwy 30 in Pipestone
  • Hwy 22 – at the MnDOT truck station in Glencoe
  • Hwy 7/22 – from Shady Ridge Road Northwest to Garden Road Northeast in Hutchinson
  • Hwy 23 – between Hwy 274 and Hwy 67 south of Granite Falls
  • Hwy 29 – from Canton Avenue to North 8th Street in Montevideo
  • Hwy 59 – from Hwy 23 to Hwy 19 in Marshall

The public is asked to not disturb temporary targets

In order to obtain accurate aerial mapping, MnDOT crews paint large white “X” targets on paved surfaces, and place plastic or fabric “X” targets on unpaved surfaces.

A survey crew then records the coordinate position and elevation of the temporary targets for the aerial photography company. The plastic and fabric targets are temporary and will be removed by MnDOT when the photography is completed.

Landowners in the areas that will have targets placed on or near their property will be contacted directly. MnDOT asks that landowners and others who come across targets not remove or disturb the targets. If a target must be moved, please contact the District 8 Willmar Office at 320-231-5195 and ask for assistance from Surveys.