Details for PUBLIC NOTICE and OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENTMembers ParkwayExtension ProjectS.P. 055-622-062 (Associated
S.P. 055-622-062 (Associated S.P. 159-080-020)
Olmsted County, in partnership with the City of Rochester, proposes to construct an approximately 330-foot roadway extension between the existing eastern terminus of Members Parkway and Retail Drive. The Members Parkway extension will be constructed as a two-lane paved urban roadway consistent with the existing segment of Members Parkway. Extending Members Parkway to Retail Drive will require construction of a new crossing over Kings Run Creek. A sidewalk facility is proposed on the south side of the proposed extension.
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, Olmsted County is soliciting comments on the effects this project would have on Lincolnshire Park in the City of Rochester. The project will result in approximately 0.4 acres of permanent impacts and 0.7 acres of temporary impacts in the northern corner of the park. The project will not alter the facilities and functions of the park. Access to Lincolnshire Park and adjacent residences will be maintained throughout construction.
It is anticipated that Olmsted County will request the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to determine that the proposed action at Lincolnshire 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 (https://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/pw/roadtransportation/Pages/Transportation---Future-Projects.aspx), or at the following locations:
Olmsted County Public Works Service Center
1188 50 St SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Rochester Public Library
101 2nd Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Comments must be submitted on or before December 9, 2019 (30 days from date of publication), to Benjamin Johnson, Project Manager, at the Olmsted 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.
As published in the Rochester Post Bulletin