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Public Comment: Cedar Avenue Corridor Transitway




Thursday, December 4, 2008

4:30 - 7:30p.m.

Dakota County Western

Service Center Atrium

14955 Galaxie Avenue

Apple Valley, MN 55124

Opportunity for Public Comment on the

proposed Cedar Avenue Corridor Transitway Environmental Assessment

The Dakota County Regional Railroad Authority has released the Cedar Avenue Corridor Transitway Environmental Assessment (EA) for public comment. The project area includes the portion of Cedar Avenue from 138th Street in Apple Valley to County Highway 70 in Lakeville, Minnesota. Improvements outlined for the project area include the widening of shoulders to accommodate bus rapid transit (BRT) service, transit stations and stops, park and ride lots, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and highway improvements.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2008 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dakota County Western Service Center Atrium, located at 14955 Galaxie Avenue in Apple Valley, MN. An open house will also be held concurrently with the public hearing.

The purpose of the public hearing is to inform the public about the results of the Environmental Assessment (EA), and encourage the public to comment and ask questions. The Environmental Assessment (EA) and other project documents, as well as written views received from local, state, and federal agencies, will be available for public inspection.

Copies of the Environmental Assessment (EA) are also available for public viewing and copying on the project website at, search "Cedar Avenue", and during business hours at the following locations:

Dakota County Western Service Center

Transportation Department

3rd Floor, Room 335

14955 Galaxie Avenue

Apple Valley, MN 55124

Wescott Library

1340 Wescott Road

Eagan MN 55123-1029

Heritage Library

20085 Heritage Dr

Lakeville, MN 55044

Written comments can be mailed, prior to the close of the public comment period on December 17, 2008, to Kristine V. Elwood, Cedar Avenue Project Manger, at Dakota County Transportation Department, 3rd Floor, Room 335, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN, 55124. Comments received by December 17, 2008 will be considered when making future project related decisions.

The above referenced document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling the Project Manager at 952-891-7104, or to individuals who are hearing or speech impaired by calling the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this public hearing should contact the Project Manager at least five days before the public hearing at the phone number listed above or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. 11/21