The Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8, which includes Redwood, Renville, Yellow Medicine, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, and Lyon Counties, is currently working on a freight transportation system that attracts new businesses and enables others to maintain and grow their presence in southwest and west central Minnesota.

The point of the freight plan is to provide a clear understanding of the freight system, how local industries use the system, and better understand needs, issues and opportunities.

As a result, MNDoT is looking for community input as part of the development of the District 8 freight plan. The District 8 Freight Plan Survey will be open for feedback until October 6.  For more information on the District 8 freight plan please visit the freight plan website or contact Lindsey Bruer, Planning Director, at 320-979-5534.