Work on the Hwy 36./Hilton Trail interchange reconstruction project is scheduled to start Monday, March 18.
Among the changes are the replacement of the signalized intersection near Interstate 694 with a grade-separated diamond interchange. In addition, the Hwy. 36/Demontreville Trail intersection will be converted to a three-quarter intersection, and a reduced conflict intersection will be built just east of the junction. The median crossing at the Highlands Trail intersection will be closed, and the north frontage road (60th Street) will be extended over the Gateway Trail.
This project should improve safety and efficiency on Hwy 36, Hilton Trail, Highlands Trail and Demontreville Trail, while reducing the amount of traffic traveling through residential areas.
Most of the project is expected to be complete by mid-November.
For more information, visit the project’s website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy36pinesprings/
oak park heights
Another permit issued for bridge
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, issued a permit to the Minnesota Department of Transportation MnDOT) on March 8 to complete the St. Croix River bridge project at Oak Park Heights.
The Corps’ permit includes two authorizations under the Rivers and Harbors Act and the Clean Water Act. The project includes building a four-lane highway across the river.
The St. Paul District regulates structures and work in navigable waters of the United States. The district oversees environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
MnDOT will have to secure 39 permits, approvals and other required documents to move forward with the bridge project. Nearly all of them have been completed.
Seminar: Avoiding investing mistakes
“My Brain Made Me Do It,” a seminar that presents simple strategies for avoiding common investing mistakes, will be held at 6 p.m. on March 26 at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Oakdale. Eric Rislove of Edward Jones will conduct the seminar, developed in conjunction with John Hancock Funds.
For many people, emotions influence decisionmaking, causing them to forget their long-term goals and make quick decisions regarding investments, Rislove said. The seminar will address six common investing mistakes, he said. Call 651-578-6932 to register or to receive more information.
Adventurer to talk about dog sled trip
Jim Ryder has traveled by dog sled around the world, and visitors can hear his tales of adventure about his trip to Hudson Bay on Sat.,March 23 from 4-6 p.m. at the Nordic Center Trailhead at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.