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News Release

Oct. 15, 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 Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Transportation (WisDOT, Mn/DOT) will host two separate public information meetings in November with the goal of updating the public on the St. Croix River Crossing project.

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


Wisconsin open house
Wednesday, November 4, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Houlton Elementary School

Houlton, Wisconsin


Minnesota open house

Stillwater Area High School

Thursday, November 5, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
70 County Road E 5701 Stillwater Blvd North
Oak Park Heights, Minnesota


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 used for the basis of the 2013 construction contract to build the St Croix River Crossing. To accomplish this, the project team will be performing technical studies to analyze the bridge depicted in the Visual Quality Manual, examining the constructibility of the structure and developing detailed construction cost estimates. Results of these studies will be shared at the open houses.
Additional information about the project is available from Amber Blanchard, Minnesota Department of Transportation, (651) 366-4529, Todd Clarkowski, Minnesota Department of Transportation, (651) 234-7714 and Paul Conlin, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (715) 833-5364. Also information regarding the St. Croix River Crossing is available at the project website: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/stcroix






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