Minn. — The Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Transportation
soon will host public scoping meetings to present information
and recommendations for a new St. Croix River Crossing between
Washington County, Minn and St. Croix County, Wisc.
a stakeholder resolution process, the St. Croix River Crossing
Project resumed in June 2003. The stakeholder group has focused
on identifying alternatives and issues to be addressed in a Supplemental
Environmental Impact Statement for the project. Those potential
alternatives are summarized in the 2003 Amended Scoping Document
and 2003 Amended Draft Scoping Decision. The public scoping meetings
are opportunities to gather public input regarding these alternatives.
meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec.2, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. at the Houlton Elementary School, 70 County Road E, Houlton,
Wisc. The second meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the boardroom of the Washington County Government
Center, 14949 62nd Street North, Stillwater, Minn.
The two meetings will cover the same material and no single formal
presentation will be made. Representatives of WisDOT, Mn/DOT and
the project consultant will be available to answer questions about
will include preliminary layouts for the alternatives, including
proposed improvements to Minnesota Highways 36 and 95 and Wisconsin
Highways 64 and 35; information on the ongoing stakeholder problem
solving process; tentative schedules and descriptions of environmental
studies to be completed.
members are encouraged to attend the meetings to learn more about
the proposed alternatives and provide their official public input
regarding the number of alternatives and items to be studied in
the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.
the 2003 Amended Scoping Document and 2003 Amended Draft Scoping
Decision can be viewed at several area public libraries, or found
at the project's web site: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/stcroix
sites are handicapped accessible. Hearing impaired individuals
may request special accommodations by calling WisDOT (TDD) at
(715) 836-6578 or Mn/DOT at 651-582-1176.