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May 13, 2022

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Join MnDOT at annual Rochester Transportation Fair on May 14

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Kids and curious adults can get an up close look at a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow at the annual Transportation Fair on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rochester.

MnDOT is proud to be a part of this free event sponsored by Community Education, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Parents Are Important in Rochester (PAIIR), School Readiness program and Rochester Public Works.

The Transportation Fair will be at two locations in Rochester:

  • Hoover Early Learning School: 369 Elton Hills Drive NW
  • Mighty Oaks Early Learning School: 3800 50th Avenue SE

A MnDOT snowplow operator will be at Hoover with the Snowbi-Wan Kenobi snowplow. Another snowplow operator will be at Mighty Oaks with a snowplow and tow plow. Visitors can learn about their work as a snowplow operator on state highways and get a close look at the sophisticated machinery MnDOT workers use to clear snow from the state’s roadways. The Med City Mover autonomous shuttle will also be at Hoover.

This event features dump trucks, snowplows, law enforcement vehicles, community service vehicles, recreational vehicles, big trucks and more. Families can get up close to the vehicles and meet the people who operate them. Onsite restrooms will not be available during this event.

Stay connected, informed

  • To learn about road construction projects in southeast Minnesota and sign up for email and text message updates, visit MnDOT’s website, which includes projects from 2021-2024.
  • Interested in a job with MnDOT? Career information for the State of Minnesota can be found at the Minnesota Management and Budget website. Come join us.