Hwy 1 Reconstruction
- This project includes repaving approximately five miles of Hwy 1. Some areas will be realigned to improve safety.
- Hwy 1 south of Ely between Forest Road 424/New Tomahawk Road and just north of Forest Road 553
- November 2011 to November 2012
- $7.15 million
A Federal Environmental Assessment (EA) and State Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) is required as part of the roadway reconstruction project development process. MnDOT prepares an EA/EAW for federal and state funded projects where the potential significance of the environmental effects is not clearly established. The primary purpose of an EA/EAW is to help the FHWA and MnDOT decide whether an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) might be needed. Therefore, the EA/EAW should address those resources or features which the FHWA and MnDOT decide may have likelihood for being significantly impacted. The EA/EAW will include thorough discussions of the alternatives evaluated and their impacts.
The EA/EAW is complete and a press release and a notice was mailed/emailed to the Highway 1 Reconstruction Project mailing list. A copy of the EA/EAW is available below on this website in PDF format.
Cultural Resource Evaluations
Click on the reports below to view the report in HTML or PDF format.
The Phase I Cultural Resource Evaluations
The Phase II Cultural Resource Evaluations
"Phase II Evaluation of Three Properties - Trunk Highway 1 Reconstruction Project - Lake County Minnesota - S.P. 3802-18" Prepared by Mead & Hunt, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
"Phase II Archeological Evaluation of the St. Croix Lumber Company Dam and the Dunnigan Lake Civilian Conservation Corps Camp along Trunk Highway 1" Prepared by The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Marion, IA.
Historic Roads - Dedicated to the Identification, Preservation, and Management of Historic Roads
The entire Environmental Assessment is available below in a PDF version. The text, figures, exhibits, and appendices are separated into individual sections to keep the files smaller which are easier to download.
Environmental Assessment Document
1 - Site Location
2 - USGS Topography and Gravel Pits
3 - Superior National Forest Map
4 - Construction Phasing
5 - Typical Cross-Section
6 - Bedrock Outcrops
7 - Soils
8 - Locations of Existing Potentially Contaminated Soils
9 - Cover Types
10-USFS Timber Cuts
11-DNR Public Waters Inventory
A - Agency Coordination History
B - Biological Evaluation
C - Minnesota DNR Correspondence
D - Section 4(f) Evaluation and Section 106 Correspondence
E - Crash Analysis
F - Public Scoping Meeting Transcript
G - Excerpts of Public Comments
|Public Informational Meeting||Ely, MN||Jan. 14, 2004|
|EA/EAW Distributed and available on this website||Sept. 13 , 2004|
|Public Hearing for EA/EAW||Stony River Township Hall - Isabella, MN||Sept. 29, 2004|
|Public Comment Period Ends||Oct. 28, 2004|