MnDOT officials have selected Alternative 3A route as the preferred alternative for the Hwy 1/169 Eagles Nest Lake Area Project. The 3A alternative deviates south from the existing alignment on the west half of the project and follows the existing highway corridor on the east half.
The 3A route was selected as the preferred alternative because it most closely met the project purpose and need and balanced social, economic and environmental impacts. The new alignment will reduce shading, which contributed to icy road conditions over the years, and will improve safety with wider shoulders, improved alignments and profiles and increased passing opportunities.
A public meeting has been scheduled to discuss the status of this project.
The meeting is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 5 at Eagles Nest Township Hall, 1552 Bear Head State Park Road, Ely, MN 55731.
A project update will be provided, exhibits will be posted and MnDOT engineers will be available to answer questions about the project status.
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