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Complete Streets Workshop: Balancing Priorities and Constraints on Main Streets

October 17–18, 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.

Stillwater Public Library
Margaret Rivers Room, Upper Floor
224 Third Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082

About the Workshop

This Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) workshop will explore the challenges of working on main streets and urban arterials that are also state or trunk highways. Participants will gain an enhanced understanding of the application of “Complete Streets” principles in project planning and design for more successful project development outcomes. Attendees will participate in a hands-on case study, working through the project development process as a large group and in small teams, to address the real-world challenges facing Highway 95 in Stillwater, Minnesota.

A local Stillwater field walk exercise addressing the challenges of data collection and project design in a multimodal setting will be included, rain or shine.

On Day 1, there will be an optional gathering from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at a local establishment. (Participants will be responsible for the cost of their own meal.)

For complete program information, download the final agenda (PDF).


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.


Please park in the library’s free parking ramp. Attendees should enter the library building through the parking ramp and take the elevator to the meeting rooms on the upper level (UL). All other entrances to the library will be locked until 10:00 a.m.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn & Suites (2000 Washington Avenue, Stillwater, MN) for October 16 and 17, 2017, at the special rate of $99 per night. To receive the special rate, please call the hotel at 651-275-1401 and mention that you will be attending the "MnDOT Complete Streets" workshop. The hotel is a seven-minute drive from the Stillwater Public Library, where the workshop will be held.

Other lodging options within walking distance of the venue may be available. Attendees are responsible for securing a government lodging rate or otherwise economical rate at any alternate hotel.


This event will be eligible for 13.25 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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