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Nov. 1, 2021

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Open house for Hwy 2 study in Crookston set for Nov. 15

MnDOT seeking volunteers to serve on the study’s Community Review Panel

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Crookston residents are encouraged to attend an open house to learn more about a new corridor study on Hwy 2 in Crookston. The analysis will focus on the downtown streets of Main and Broadway, but also include portions of Robert and Sixth Streets.

The open house will take place on Monday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Crookston City Hall, 124 N Broadway. A short presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m.

The City of Crookston, along with its partners from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and SRF Consulting, are facilitating the Hwy 2 Corridor Study. The primary goal is to create a future vision for the corridor that improves safety for motorists and pedestrians, manages access, improves freight movement, and aligns with the City’s development goals. A key focus in accomplishing these goals is determining Hwy 2 access management options for key intersections at Sixth Street and Robert Street.

Representatives from the City of Crookston, MnDOT, and SRF will be available to discuss the study and hear your feedback on areas for improvement. This will be an open house setting that will include a brief presentation and information display boards to allow attendees the opportunity to provide input and participate in discussions specific to Hwy 2.

Written comments can be mailed to: SRF Consulting, 3701 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55416-3791 or emailed to Britt Berner at bberner@srfconsulting.com.

The Open House serves as an introduction to the corridor study, which is expected to last until next summer. The locally led process will identify community concerns and consider possible alternatives that could improve livability for residents and business owners. The study will use a community review panel made up of community leaders and volunteers, to closely examine the current issues and create a local vision for the corridor.

The final recommended alternative will serve as a long-term implementation tool for the City of Crookston and MnDOT. You can visit the project website to learn more, and volunteer to serve on the community review panel,  mndot.gov/d2/projects/studies/hwy2-crookston.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TYY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.