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Open House for 2019 Lac qui Parle Bridge Project Set for June 28

by Melissa on June 20th, 2017

WILLMAR, Minn. – The first open house for the 2019 Lac qui Parle Bridge Project is set for Wednesday June 28 at the Milan City Hall (244 North 2nd Street in Milan, MN). The open house will run from 5:30-6:30 pm with a presentation starting promptly at 5:30 pm and will include a live polling activity to gather feedback on the bridge. The public will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Section 106 process and ask questions on the project process.

Built in 1938, the bridge is significant as a contributing property to the Lac qui Parle Flood Control Historic District. The Flood Control Project was completed by the Works Project Administration (WPA) as a major federal relief project during the New Deal era. As such, the bridge is subject to review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. MnDOT is working closely with the Army Corps of Engineers as well as the State Historic Preservation Office on the bridge project.

The project is currently in the preliminary designs and environmental review stages. Public feedback will be gathered through the summer.

For those unable to attend the public open house, an online survey will be available. For more information on the project visit the webpage at www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects/hwy40-bridge-milan.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, contact Janet Miller at 651-366-4270 or 1-800-657-3774, 711 or 1-800-627-3529. You may also send an email to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please send request at least one week in advance if possible.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

 

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