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Attention! The Shetek Area Lakes Associa

Attention! The Shetek Area Lakes Association needs your help...please take a moment to add comments to the Valhalla Road Project as outlined below - your input is important to show support for this project. Please note the March 2nd due date! NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET (EAW) Project Name: CSAH 13 (Valhalla Road) Improvement Project Project Description: The Murray County Highway Department is proposing the reconstruction and raising of CSAH 13 along Dikes 1, 2, and 3 and the installation of a shared-use path. The project is located along CSAH 13 from TH 59, across Dikes 1, 2, and 3, and to Keeley Island at Lake Shetek. Lake Shetek’s water levels fluctuate seasonally and during times of highwater, floods portions of each dike causing transportation issues and potential hazards to the public. The road raise would allow the Dikes to remain accessible during similar events to what was experienced in 2018. The road will include two twelve-foot-wide lanes with four-foot shoulders meeting current State Aid Standards. The project also includes the installation of a shared-use path from the intersection of TH 59 to Keeley Island that will provide the public with safe access to recreational activities such as biking, walking, hiking, and shoreland fishing. The shared-use path will be constructed along the south-side of the road from TH 59 to Dike 1 and along the north and south sides of CSAH 13 from across Dikes 1, 2 and 3. Across the islands, 8’ wide walkable shoulders will be incorporated on the north and south sides of CSAH 13. The walkable shoulder will also be extended east of Valhalla Island through the existing bridge where it will be transitioned to a separated shared use path to accommodate recreational uses. The Environmental Assessment Worksheet requires your comments be submitted by March 2, 2022. To comment, go to this link: https://www.murraycountymn.com/CSAH%2013%20EAW%20Report.pdf, scroll to the last page, add in your comments & email to rgroves@co.murray.mn.us Also note a public meeting will be held to discuss this project March 7, 2022 at 7 pm at the Murray County Commissioners room in Slayton. (Feb. 23, 2022) 35323