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Mayor encourages public to attend MnDOT informational meeting

Posters like this one appeared on trees in the Highway 61 corridor last weekend - Photo by Rhonda Silence
Posters like this one appeared on trees in the Highway 61 corridor last weekend - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Over Fisherman’s Picnic weekend, on August 2-4, flyers were distributed around the city of Grand Marais, asking citizens to attend an upcoming meeting of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, specifically focusing on MnDOT’s plan to remove the trees lining the Highway 61 corridor during the road construction project in 2020 and 2021.

The flyers include a photo of the tree-lined corridor along with the statement, “Imagine town without these trees.”

WTIP Community Radio has talked with Grand Marais city officials and representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation about this project as it has unfolded over the past few years.


As this latest public meeting approaches on Thursday, August 8 from 4 to 6 p.m., Rhonda Silence spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux again about the proposed project and its impact on the trees.

Listen to previous WTIP stories here: 

MnDOT delay gives more time to prepare                             02-16-19

Full house for MnDOT Highway 61 construction update  11-09-18

Citizens turn out in force for Highway 61 open house        02-28-18

City starts Hwy 61 Streetscape discussions                           07-10-14
            

More information is available on the City of Grand Marais' Facebook page. 
 

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