Hearing, comment period set for Highway 10 interchange in Rice

The public is invited to a hearing and open house Monday, Aug. 13, to comment on the environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) for the proposed Highway 10/Benton County Road 2 interchange project in Rice.

The meeting be held from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Rice City Hall, 205 Main St. E.

Copies of the EAW will be available, the project layout will be on display and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) staff will be on hand to answer questions. The EAW includes information on environmental effects of the project including potentially contaminated properties, stormwater quality and quantity and traffic noise.

Copies of the EAW will also be available for public review at four locations including, the MnDOT District 3B Office, 3725 12th St. N., St. Cloud; the Benton County Highway Department, 7752 Highway 25 N.W., Foley; Rice City Hall and the Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud.

Comments on the EAW will be accepted through Wednesday, Aug. 22 and can be sent to Claudia Dumont, MnDOT District 3B, 3725 12th St. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303-2107 or e-mailed to [email protected]

The proposed project will replace the existing at-grade Highway 10/Benton County Road 2 intersection in Rice with a full access, grade-separated interchange with a bridge spanning County Road 2 over Highway 10.

To request an American Sign Language (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 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or e-mail the request to [email protected]