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MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
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Annual Project Summary Report - March 1, 2012 (388K pdf)

President Obama signs bill on 3/13/12 that allows St. Croix River Bridge construction
U.S. House, on a 339 to 80 vote, approved the St. Croix River Crossing Project on 3/1/12
Minnesota Governor Dayton sets deadline of March 15, 2012 - 2/21/12
U.S. Senate Passes S.1134 - 1/23/12
Committee on Energy & Natural Resources - Business Mtg on S.1134
- 11/10/11
Committee on National Resources - Markup on H.R. 850
- 10/5/11
Subcommittee on National Parks Legislative Hearing on S.1134
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7/28/11
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Legislative Hearing on H.R. 850 -
5/4/11

Annual Project Summary Report - March 1, 2011 (2,352K pdf)

Preferred Alternative on Aerial (927k pdf)
Total Project Cost Estimate - 2/2011 (1,236k pdf)
Summary of Preferred alternative Mitigation Items - Implementation Status - 2/4/11 (74k pdf)
Status of Cultural Resources Mitigation chart - 1/5/11 (209k pdf)
Mn/DOT Suspension strategies chart - 2/18/11 (134k pdf)

One Page Summary - 1/3/11 (103k pdf)

Mn/DOT outlines next steps for St Croix River Crossing Project - 10/25/10

E-Updates - June 2010 - (193k pdf)

Foundation Load Test Project - (1,381k pdf) to gather New River Crossing Bridge design data - project was planned for March - June 2010 but is now suspended, pending Corp of Engineer's permitting which considers, the NPS's new section 7(a) review
Foundations Information from 2004 Bridge Type Report - December 2004 - (123k pdf)
Oak Park Heights Mayor's Request for Contested Case Hearing on Mn/DNR Permit - 2/8/10 (91k pdf)
Mn/DOT's Request to City to Withdraw Hearing - 2/16/10 (366k pdf)
Mn/DOT's Request to City to Withdraw Hearing - 2/18/10 (119k pdf)
Sierra Club's Request for Intervention - 2/22/10
MN/DNR's Denial of Intervention Request - 3/3/10
EQB Monitor Notice of Pre-hearing Conference - 3/22/10 (644k pdf)
Oak Park Height’s Mayor’s Request to Delay Hearing - 4/12/10 (46k pdf)
Mn/DOT’s Response to Delay Request - 4/16/10 (119k pdf)
Contested Case Hearing set for August 11, 12, 13, 2010 - (51k pdf)
Oak Park Height’s Mayor’s Withdrawal of Permit Objection - 8/11/10 (53k pdf)

St Croix River Crossing Project Revised Construction Dates - 6/2008 (13k pdf)

Sierra Club Complaint against FHWA and NPS:
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief - by Sierra Club - 6/5/07 (1,063k pdf)
Motion to Dismiss and Memo of Support - by Department of Justice - 12/20/07 (28k pdf)
Plaintiff's Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss - by Sierra Club - 1/17/08 (127k pdf)
Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Dismiss - by Dept. of Justice - 1/25/08 (85k pdf)
U.S. District Court summary judgment hearing scheduled for 2/22/08 (11k pdf)
Memorandum of Law & Order - 5/15/08 (230k pdf)
Order Allowing Intervention of Mn/DOT & Wis/DOT - 7/8/08 (29k pdf)
Administrative Records - Submittal Letters - 11/08 (63k pdf)
Order for Modified Briefing Schedule - 1/15/09 (13k pdf)
Mn/DOT's Memo of Law in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment - 5/29/09 (1,290k pdf)
Summary Judgment Hearing - 9/14/09 - (10k pdf)
Memorandum of Law and Order - 3/11/10 - (384k pdf)
New Section 7 Request Letter - 4/6/10 - (93k pdf)
Sierra Club appealed Judge Davis's ruling - 5/25/10 (67k pdf)
Sierra Club Appeal Dismissal - 6/29/10 (40k pdf)
NPS Section 7(a):
- 1) Press Release - 10/15/10 (39k pdf)
- 2) Stakeholder Letter - 10/15/10 (62k pdf)
- 3) Transmittal Letter - 10/15/10 (181k pdf)
- 4) Evaluation and Determination Report - 10/15/10 (9,290k pdf)
A complete listing of documents will remain on file with the FHWA's attorneys office - MIlton.hsieh@dot.gov

City of Oak Park Heights Complaint against State of Minnesota-Mn/DOT:
Summons and Complaint - by City of OPH - 10/10/06 (335k pdf)
Defendant's Answer to Complaint - by State of Minnesota-Mn/DOT - 11/3/06 (183k pdf)
Plaintiff's Request for Production of Documents - by City of OPH - 12/29/06 (57k pdf)
State of Minnesota's Answers to Plaintiff's Request for Production of Documents - by State of Minnesota-Mn/DOT - 1/26/07 (109k pdf)
Amended Summons by City of OPH - 6/4/07 (351k pdf)
Motion to Dismiss - by State of Minnesota-Mn/DOT - 6/6/07 (24k pdf)
Memorandum in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss - by State of Minnesota-Mn/DOT - 6/6/07 (622k pdf)
Plaintiff's Memorandum of Law in Support of it's Motion for Summary Judgment - by City of OPH - 6/20/07 (79k pdf)
Affidavit of Dennis Postler, Bonestroo, Consulting Engineers for the City of Oak Park Heights - by City of OPH - 7/9/07 (148k pdf)
Notice of Entry - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order - by Judge William Ekstrum - 10/18/07 (203k pdf)
Municipal Consent and Letting Status - Mn/DOT - 6/30/08 (105k pdf)
A complete listing of documents will remain on file thru 10/18/10 at the Minnesota State Attorney Generals Office, 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1800, St. Paul, MN 55101

Next Steps

The project schedule is shown at: St Croix Crossing Updated Schedule - Feb. 18, 2010 (28k pdf)

Next steps for the DOT’s include acquiring right of way, developing the project's final design and implementing the project's "Prior to Contracts" mitigation items.

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)