PUBLIC NOTICE and OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT
CSAH 50 (202nd St. W.) Holyoke Avenue to CSAH 23 (Cedar Avenue)
Dakota County proposes to reconstruct County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 50 (202nd St. W.) between Holyoke Avenue and CSAH 23 (Cedar Avenue) from a two-lane undivided roadway to a two-lane divided roadway with turn lanes, curb and gutter, and eight-foot paved shoulders. Proposed intersection improvements include construction of a multi-lane roundabout at the CSAH 50/ Holyoke Avenue intersection and a traffic signal at the CSAH 50/ CSAH 23 intersection. Additional improvements include construction of multi-use trail facilities on both sides of CSAH 50, intersection crossing improvements and construction of a pedestrian tunnel under CSAH 50 at Quigley-Sime Park. Improvements to Aronson Park will be constructed concurrently with the highway project including the reconstruction of the park access, parking and athletic fields. Certain elements described in the Section 4(f) de minimis report may not be included in the federal aid highway project and will be constructed through local funding.
In accordance with Section 6009 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) Public Law 109-59, enacted August 10, 2005, Dakota County is soliciting comments on the effects this project would have on Aronson Park, Quigley-Sime Park and Village Creek Park. The project will impact approximately 3.9 acres of Aronson Park, approximately 2.1 acres of Quigley-Sime Park and approximately 1.5 acres of Village Creek Park. In total, the proposed project will impact approximately 7.5 acres of park land. The project will not permanently alter the facilities and functions of the parks. Access to these parks will be maintained throughout construction.
It is anticipated that Dakota County will request the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to determine that the proposed action at Aronson Park, Quigley-Sime Park and Village Creek Park is a Section 4(f) de minimis action in accordance with Section 6009(a) of SAFETEA-LU. A de minimis finding may be made when uses of Section 4(f) land will have no adverse effect on the protected resources.
Information on this impact and avoidance, minimization, mitigation or enhancement measures is available at the following website (www.co.dakota.mn.us/Transportation/ PlannedConstruction/CR50Lakeville), or at the following locations:
Dakota County Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Avenue, 3rd Floor
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Heritage Library (Dakota County)
20085 Heritage Drive
Lakeville, MN 55044
Lakeville City Hall
20195 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
Comments must be submitted on or before July 14, 2018, to Jenna Fabish, Project Manager, at the Dakota County office address presented above, or by email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will become part of the official record and will be considered when making future project related decisions.