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Open House - Aurora-Ely Economic Development Corridor

Categories: 2009 Press Releases | Author: Peggy Carlson | Posted: 1/23/2009 | Views: 26223



Contact:       Peter R. Eakman, P.E.

                Project Manager

                (218) 625-3841



St. Louis County to host open house on January 28th and 29th

for the Aurora - Ely Economic Development Corridor:  

Hoyt Lakes to Babbitt Connection Project


The Scoping Document and the Draft Scoping Decision Document (SD/DSDD) for the Aurora-Ely Economic Development Corridor: Hoyt Lakes to Babbitt Roadway Connection Project is available for review.  The St. Louis County Public Works Department will host two public open houses to provide interested persons, groups, and agencies with an opportunity to be informed and to comment on the potential roadway project.  The open houses are scheduled on two consecutive evenings in two locations:

Wednesday - January 28, 2009

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hoyt Lakes Community Center

101 Kennedy Memorial Drive

Hoyt Lakes, MN  55750




Thursday - January 29, 2009

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Babbitt City Hall

71 South Drive

Babbitt, MN  55706


The project proposes to develop a more direct and efficient roadway connection between the Cities of Hoyt Lakes and Babbitt to improve mobility and connectivity across the broader East Iron Range region.  The project is located in St. Louis County, Minnesota.

Copies of the Scoping Document and the Draft Scoping Decision Document (SD/DSDD) are available for public review on the project website at, and during business hours at the following locations:

·        Aurora Public Library, 14 West 2nd Ave. N., Aurora, MN  55705

·        Babbitt Public Library, 71 South Drive, Babbitt, MN  55706

·        Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior Street, Duluth, MN  55802

·        Ely Public Library, 20 South 1st Avenue E., Ely, MN  55731

·        Hoyt Lakes Public Library, 206 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Hoyt Lakes, MN  55750

·        Virginia Public Library, 215 5th Ave S, Virginia, MN  55792

·        Forestry Library, B50 Natural Resources Admin. Bldg., 2003 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN  55108

All comments on the Scoping Document and the Draft Scoping Decision Document (SD/DSDD) should be directed to Peter R. Eakman, Project Manager, St. Louis County, 4787 Midway Road, Duluth, MN  55811 through February 11, 2009 when the public comment period closes. 


The Hoyt Lakes – Babbitt Connection Project SD/DSDD is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling the Project Manager at (218) 625-3841 or to individuals who are hearing or speech impaired by calling the Minnesota Relay Service at (800) 627-3529.  Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the public meeting should contact the Project Manager at least five days before the public meeting or through the Minnesota Relay Service at (800) 627-3529.

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