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News Release

June 07 , 2004

St. Croix River Crossing Informational Meetings Scheduled

     

Roseville, Minn. —The St. Croix River Crossing Project Stakeholder Group in, cooperation with Mn/DOT and WisDOT, will hold two public informational meetings in June to update the public on the project.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 15 at the Hudson Senior High School, 1501 Vine Street in Hudson.

The second meeting will be held on Monday, June 21 at the Stillwater Middle School, 523 W. Marsh Street in Stillwater.

Both meetings will follow the same format with the meeting beginning with an open house at 5 p.m. A short presentation on the project will take place at 6 p.m., with time for individual questions following the presentation.

Members of the stakeholder group will present the project alternatives being considered in the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) (currently being prepared) and respond to questions received in response to a brochure (distributed through local papers in May) that solicited questions from the public.
Specific information that will be presented at each meeting includes:

  • Update of studies required as part of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement;
  • Schedule for the SDEIS development and project;
  • Information on the stakeholder Problem-Solving Process;
  • Description of the alternatives, including proposed improvements to Minnesota Highways 36 and 95, and Wisconsin Highways 35 and 64; potential river crossing locations and proposed bridge types;

The purpose of the meetings is not to solicit comments regarding the alternative to be chosen, but rather, to promote public understanding of all alternatives and to share the environmental impact studies completed to date.

The meeting sites are handicapped accessible. Hearing impaired individuals may request special accommodations by calling Mn/DOT at 651-582-1176 or WisDOT (TDD) at (715) 836-6578.
The summer 2004 issue of the St. Croix River Crossing newsletter has been distributed to Minnesota and Wisconsin residents in the area. The newsletter notifies the public of the June meetings, the public hearing for the Environmental Impact Statement scheduled for fall 2004 and information regarding the Stillwater Bridge repair project beginning in summer 2005.


Additional information about the project is available from Todd Clarkowski, Minnesota Dept of Transportation, (651) 582-1169 and Terry Pederson, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (715) 836-2857. Also information regarding the St. Croix River Crossing is available at the project website: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/stcroix

Traveler information, including incident reports, is available by calling 511 or logging on to www.511mn.org. Know the Road. Dial up or log on.

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Contact:
Mary McFarland, Mn/DOT Public Affairs (651) 582-1176
Brent Pickard, WisDOT Communications Manager (715) 836-4623

 

Additional Information
St. Croix River Crossing Web site

 

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