07 , 2004
Croix River Crossing Informational Meetings Scheduled
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.
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;
for the SDEIS development and project;
on the stakeholder Problem-Solving Process;
of the alternatives, including proposed improvements to
Minnesota Highways 36 and 95, and Wisconsin Highways 35
and 64; potential river crossing locations and proposed
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
including incident reports, is available by calling 511 or logging
on to www.511mn.org. Know the
Road. Dial up or log on.
ZONES. PAY ATTENTION OR PAY THE PRICE.
Mary McFarland, Mn/DOT Public Affairs (651) 582-1176
Brent Pickard, WisDOT Communications Manager (715) 836-4623
Croix River Crossing Web site
John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN