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News Release

June 25, 2009



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113

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Public Information Meetings scheduled for St. Croix River Crossing Project


ROSEVILLE, Minn. –The Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation will hold two public informational meetings to update the public on the St. Croix River Crossing project.


Both meetings will follow the same format with an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Staff from Mn/DOT and WisDOT and consultant staff will be on hand to address questions and share information about the project status. Comment cards will also be provided for attendees to submit written statements. There will be no formal presentations.

Minnesota open house
Wednesday, July 15, 5 – 7 p.m.
Stillwater Area High School
5701 Stillwater Blvd North
Stillwater, Minnesota

Wisconsin open house

Thursday, July 16, 5 – 7 p.m.

Somerset High School

645 Sunrise Drive
Somerset, Wisconsin


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.


Next steps for the project include the development of the bridge design and construction criteria in preparation for a 2013 letting. To accomplish this, the project team will be performing technical studies to analyze the bridge depicted in the Visual Quality Manual, examining the constructability of the structure and developing detailed construction cost estimates.

Additional information about the project is available from Amber Blanchard, (651) 366-4529, Todd Clarkowski, (651) 234-7714 at the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Paul Conlin, (715) 833-5364 at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Information regarding the St. Croix River Crossing is also available at the project website: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/stcroix




Statewide traffic, construction and travel information is available by calling 511 or logging on to www.511mn.org.






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