Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

June 17, 2013

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Hwy 8 Corridor Study open house scheduled for June 26

ROSEVILLE, Minn – Area residents and business owners are invited to an open house to learn about the findings of the Highway 8 Corridor Study between Greenway Avenue in Forest Lake and Karmel Avenue in Chisago City.
The open house will be held on Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 25402 Itasca Avenue, Forest Lake. Attendees will learn about the study recommendations and next steps. Information also will be available about the cultural resources investigation, which is being conducted in compliance with the Federal Section 106 Process.

Specific construction projects are not currently planned or funded as a result of this study. The goal of the Highway 8 study was to identify an outline for right-of-way preservation that will guide future development along the corridor. 

The Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) examines the purpose and need for improvements to Hwy 8 along with the anticipated social, economic and environmental impacts that could occur if the highway was expanded. Written comments on the EAW will be accepted through July 10, 2013. Comments should be submitted to Rick Dalton, Environmental Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Transportation,  Metro District, 1500 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113; 651-234-7677; or at  Richard.Dalton@state.mn.us
The Hwy 8 EAW was released June 10 and is available for public viewing during regular business hours at the following locations:

  • Giese Memorial Library of Wyoming, 26855 Forest Blvd., Wyoming, MN 55092
  • Chisago Lakes Area Library, 11754 302nd St., Chisago City, MN 55013
  • MnDOT Metro District Office, 1500 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation Library, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155


The Highway 8 EAW is also available on-line at the project website:

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720.  To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529) TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.


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