Tricounty News

Open house on Highway 15 interchange project



Set for Dec. 13 in St. Cloud

The public is invited to an open house and hearing Tuesday,

Dec. 13, to discuss the proposed diverging diamond interchange at Highway 15 and Stearns County Road 120. The project is scheduled for construction in 2012-13 in Sartell and St. Cloud.

The open house will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Transportation building, 3725 12th St. N.,

St. Cloud.

Attendees will learn about the project from MnDOT, county and city officials and have an opportunity to comment and ask questions. Maps, drawings and other pertinent information, including the draft environmental assessment, will be available. Comments may be either written or verbal and will become part of the official public hearing record. All comments will be considered when making future project-related decisions.

The proposed project will construct a diverging diamond interchange at Highway 15 and

Stearns County Road 120. A bridge will carry Stearns County Road 120 traffic over Highway 15, with exit and entrance ramps. The project also includes constructing multi-use trail connections and a storm water pond.

Copies of the draft environmental assessment, which documents the purpose and need of the project along with anticipated social, economic and environmental impacts, are available for public viewing during business hours at the following locations:

MnDOTÐDistrict 3B Office, 3725 12th St. N., St. Cloud, Minn. 56303

Stearns County Public Works, 455 28th Ave. S., Waite Park, Minn. 56387

City of Sartell, 125 Pine Cone Road N., Sartell, Minn. 56377

City of St. Cloud, 400 Second St. S., St. Cloud, Minn. 56301

Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. Saint Germain St.,

St. Cloud, Minn. 56301

The document is also available at www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/hwy15ddi/. Comments may be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or mailed to Claudia Dumont, project manager, at the MnDOT District 3B Office address listed above. The public comment period ends Dec. 28, 2011.

To request an ASL interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at (651) 366-4720, or (800) 657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or (800) 627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please request at least one week in advance.