The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Thursday, Jan. 30, in Virginia to discuss light and turn lane projects to begin this summer.

The meeting will take place at 11 a.m. at the MnDOT headquarters, 101 N. Hoover Road.

Project managers will discuss the effect of the project on local businesses, according to a news release from MnDOT.

The projects will occur at the intersection of U.S. Highway 53 and South 12th Avenue West as well as the intersection of U.S. Highway 53 and 13th Street South. The projects, intended to improve safety and accessibility, will affect access and deliveries for businesses as well as traffic in the area.