Public Hearings/ Meetings
Presentation of Preferred Route, August 2009
Project Manager Peter Harff presented the preferred alignment and the details and decision-making process to over 150 people at the Courtland Community Center.
Public Hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, February 2008
Two open houses with brief presentations were held in February - one in Courtland and one in Nicollet. Both were well attended and provided good feedback for the environmental review.
Informal Open Houses, April 2005
Two open houses were held in Nicollet and New Ulm to provide the public with the opportunity to preview information in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Over 150 people attended the meetings. Participants reviewed the initial impacts associated with different alternatives and talked about project issues.
Public Information Meeting, October 2004
This open house was held in Courtland in conjunction with an open house for the Mn/DOT District 7 Long Range Plan. People were able to review changes made to the alternatives based on input at earlier public and agency meetings. Additional information was provided regarding possible interchange designs. The public was informed that alternatives through the cities of Courtland and Nicollet would be dropped and that only the near north bypass alternative for Courtland would be retained. The meeting was well attended.
Informal Open Houses, July 2004
These open houses held in New Ulm, Courtland, Nicollet, and North Mankato officially "kicked-off" work on the US 14 EIS (Environmental Impact Statement). There was a great turnout at all of the meetings, which gave everyone the opportunity to share information and to discuss project issues.
Interchange Workshop, June 17, 2004, New Ulm City Hall
Representatives from local cities and counties gathered to discuss interchange options at four locations along US 14 - at MN 15 and County Road 21 in New Ulm; at County Road 37 in New Ulm; at County Road 24 north of Courtland; and at County Road 23 south of Nicollet. This resulted in the development of several interchange concepts.
Environmental Agency Workshop, July 21, 2004, DNR Headquarters in New Ulm
This workshop focused on environmental and engineering issues related to expanding US 14 to four lanes. Representatives from local communities, as well as state and federal environmental agencies participated. During the workshop, Mn/DOT learned more about:
- Environmental resources and objectives
- Resource agency plans along US 14 and how they fit with planned improvements, including the Swan Lake Wildlife Management Area.