Public invited to provide input and learn plans on proposed bridge replacement in Baudette on Oct. 28
Bridge connecting Baudette and Rainy River, Ontario to be replaced in 2018
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to learn more about the replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge.
A public meeting will be held in each city at the same time:
- Lake of the Woods Ambulance Garage, 111 Southwest First Avenue, Baudette, Minn.
- Rainy River Recreation Centre, 219 Government Road, Rainy River, Ontario
The project to replace the bridge is a joint effort between the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. It will provide a more structurally sound crossing for improved traffic mobility between the two cities.
The project’s environmental study is estimated to be complete next spring. Final bridge design will take place 2016-2017 and construction is slated to begin in 2018.
The public meeting will be held in an open house format and participants will have the opportunity to review the initial evaluation criteria, preliminary alignment, and structure alternatives. Representatives of the project team will also be available to discuss the project, answer questions, and receive input on the project.
To provide input or stay connected with the project:
- Check the website at www.mndot.gov/baudette-bridge
- Sign up for project email updates
- Join the interactive discussion
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 [email protected].