Kids (and curious adults, too 😁) will have a chance to get an up-close look at dump trucks, snowplows, law enforcement vehicles, and more at MnDOT's annual Rochester Transportation Fair this Saturday.

According to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the event will be held at two locations including at Hoover Early Learning School and at  Mighty Oaks Early Learning School from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th.


MnDOT is hosting the free event sponsored by Community Education, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Parents Are Important in Rochester (PAIIR), School Readiness program, and Rochester Public Works.

MnDOT will be at Hoover Early Learning School where those attending can meet Tyrel Bakken, a MnDOT snowplow operator in Rochester who will talk about his work as a snowplow operator on state highways, and get a close look at the machinery MnDOT workers use to clear snow from the state's roadways.


The event will also feature dump trucks, snowplows, law enforcement vehicles, community service vehicles, recreational vehicles, big trucks and more. Families will be able to get an up-close look at the vehicles and meet the people who operate them.

MnDOT also noted that due to COVID restrictions, masks must be worn by anyone over the age of 5. There will be no on-site restrooms at the event.

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