Residents of North Mankato attend the first of several open houses on the proposed Commerce Drive improvement project.

Monday night’s meeting showed the community what new ideas are on the table.

Traffic Engineer Matt Lassonde says the meetings serve to answer any questions the public may have.

The next open house is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at North Mankato Fire Station No. 2,  at 1825 Howard Drive.