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MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Stakeholder Process

Stakeholder Process

Continued Stakeholder Involvement - (August 2, 2012) (20k PDF)
- Water Quality Management Advisory Committee (WQMAC)
- Growth Management Advisory Team

The Stakeholder Problem-Solving Process

Beginning in June of 2003, Stakeholder Group meetings were facilitated by RESOLVE using the Stakeholder Resolution Process - Operating Agreement. The final meeting of the entire Stakeholder Group was held on July 17, 2006. Smaller, issue based, meetings will continue with members of the Stakeholder Group. Continued Stakeholder Involvement - (11k PDF)

The St Croix Crossing Problem-Solving process is a multi-party mediation focused on resolving the transportation, historic preservation and environmental questions associated with proposed plans for moving vehicular traffic across the St. Croix River between Stillwater, Minnesota and Hudson, Wisconsin. Participants in the mediation represent Federal and state agencies, local governments and nine public interest groups (see the list below).

Purpose Statement
(adopted by the stakeholders June 10, 2003)

1. To facilitate a common understanding of the transportation, environmental and historic preservation issues among the government and non-government stakeholders;

2. To define the various solutions (including transportation alternatives) to these issues by exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each solution.

3. To arrive, if possible, at a consensus.4. To reach agreement among permitting/cooperating/core agencies on the components of the supplemental draft environmental impact statement for the long-term bridge project and on the related regulatory conclusions.

Schedule

The project schedule is shown at:

St. Croix River Crossing Updated Schedule
- Feb. 18, 2010 (28k PDF)

Participants
in the mediation represent the following agencies or organizations:

Minnesota Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office
Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office
City of Still water
City of Oak Park Heights
National Park Service
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. EPA
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Stillwater Historic Preservation Commission
St. Croix River Association
Friends of the St. Croix
Stillwater Area Chamber of Commerce
Sierra Club
St. Croix County Transportation Committee
St. Croix Alliance for an Interstate Bridge
Stillwater Lift Bridge Association
Western WI Board of Realtors
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Town of St. Joseph

The documents prepared as part of the Stakeholder Problem Solving Process include:

2003 Amended Scoping Document / 2003 Amended Draft Scoping Decision Document - October 2003

2004 Amended Final Scoping Decision Document - March 2004

2004 Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluations - August 2004

2006 Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Section 4(f) Evaluations - June 2006


St. Croix Crossing Stakeholder Problem-Solving Process - Stakeholder Meeting Schedule
• #01 - June 10, 2003
• #02 - June 30, 2003
• #03 - July 22, 2003
• #04 - September, 23, 2003
• #05 - October 28, 2003
• #06 - November 25, 2003
• #07 - January 6, 2004
• #08 - January 27, 2004
• #09 - February 24, 2004
• #10 - May 4, 2004
• #11 - June 22, 2004
• #12 - July 27, 2004
• #13 - October 26, 2004
• #14 - October 27, 2004
• #15 - January 18, 2005
• #16 - July 19, 2005
• #17 - October 4, 2005
• #18 - December 6, 2005
• #19 - July 17, 2006

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