Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 3, 2018

Environmental Assessment Worksheet released for I-694/I-494/I-94 East Metro Interchange Improvement Project

Public meeting set for Thursday, May 24

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) open house on proposed improvements to Interstate 694, south of 10th Street to the I-694/494/94 Interchange in Oakdale and Interstate 494, south of Tamarack Road to the I-694/494/94 Interchange and north to Interstate 94 in Woodbury. The EAW outlines the purpose of the project and the anticipated social, economic and environmental impacts of the proposed action.

MnDOT proposes repairing and surfacing concrete pavement, replacing specific I-94 bridges, replacing all the interchange loops, and reconfiguring ramps to eastbound I-94. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019 and continue through fall 2020.  The proposed road work would address deficiencies of the I-94 bridges and pavement and improve mobility and safety.

The public meeting will be held at the following location and time:

Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Woodbury City Hall - Ash and Birch Conference Rooms
8301 Valley Creek Road 

There will not be a formal presentation. The public meeting will be held in a non-formal, open house format. The open house is an opportunity for citizens to learn about the proposed project, make comments and ask questions. Along with displays about the project, staff from MnDOT will be available to answer questions.  Comment cards will be available at the open house for people who wish to provide written comments.

The EAW document on the project is available for public review at: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94-494-694/documents.html and during business hours at the following locations:

  • R.H. Stafford Public Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN  55125
  • Oakdale Public Library, 1010 Heron Avenue North, Oakdale, MN  55128
  • Sun Ray Public Library (Saint Paul Public Library), 2105 Wilson Avenue, St Paul, MN 55119
  • Minneapolis Central Library, Technical & Science Division, Government Documents, 2nd Floor, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
  • MnDOT Library, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, St. Paul
  • MnDOT Metro District Water’s Edge Building Lobby, 1500 W. County Road B2, Roseville

Written comments on the EAW document will be accepted through May 30, 2018 and may be sent to Rick Dalton, Minnesota Department of Transportation, 1500 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113 or richard.dalton@state.mn.us.  To request this document in an alternative format, please contact Ryan Coddington, P.E. (Project Manager) at 651-234-7714 or ryan.coddington@state.mn.us.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 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 Minnesota statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, or call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.