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Oct. 29, 2010





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Public hearing on proposed Highway 10, Elk River project set for Dec. 2

Copies of Environmental Assessment (EA), Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation now available to public


BAXTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an open house and public hearing for the Highway 10 project in Elk River.


The open house will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Pkwy., in Elk River. The event will provide an opportunity to learn about the proposed project, make comments and ask questions.


The proposed project will reconstruct Highway 10 as a freeway in Elk River between Upland Ave./County Road 44 and the Highway 10/Highway 101/Highway 169 interchange. The purpose of the project is to improve regional mobility, traffic operations and local connectivity/accessibility while serving as a guide for comprehensive planning in the city of Elk River. Currently, there is no funding in place for construction of the project.


The Environmental Assessment/Environmental Assessment Worksheet and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the project are now available for public review.


The EA/EAW documents the purpose and need of the project along with the anticipated social, economic and environmental impacts. Copies of the document will be available for review during the public hearing and are also available for public viewing during business hours at the following locations:


Written comments may be mailed, prior to the close of the public comment period on Dec. 20, 2010, to:


Jim Hallgren, project manager
MnDOT District 3
7694 Industrial Park Rd.
Baxter, MN 56425
Phone: 218-828-5797


Individuals with a disability or who need reasonable accommodations to participate should contact Jim Hallgren at 218-828-5797 by Monday, Nov. 29. Hearing- or speech-impaired persons should contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. 




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