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Be heard on Highway 14 issue

January 17, 2013
The Journal

To the editor:

An Open Letter to New Ulm area businesses and residents.

Please contact Governor Dayton, MnDOT Commissioner Zeilc, MnDOT District Engineers, and your state legislators about the importance of Highway 14. There is much at stake in the months ahead, and your voice is needed to demonstrate to these leaders that completing the four lane expansion must be a state priority. MnDOT will be issuing a draft of its 20-year State Highway Investment Plan in March and finalize the document in May. This document guides project funding for the next two decades. If left out of the plan. Highway 14 progress is stalled, safety is jeopardized, and economic development is hampered!

Our state leaders need to hear from you on why completing Highway 14 is important. You are welcome to come to my office if you would like to see a possible draft letter you can use and embellish with you own reasons for writing. The most important thing we can do demonstrate strong public support for the four lane expansion of Highway 14. Decisions are being made now! Please, write or call today! Our leaders NEED to hear your voice!! The contact information for these individuals is below:

Governor Mark Dayton

130 State Capitol

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55155 Telephone: 651-201-3400

Toll Free: 800-657-3717

Minnesota Relay 800-627-3529

Fax: 651-797-1850

Electronic contact form: http://mn. gov/governor/contact-us/form/

MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle

Minnesota Department of Transportation 395 John Ireland Boulevard, Mailstop 100 St. Paul, MN 55155

Telephone: (651)366-4800 charlie.zelle@dot.state.mn.us

District 6: Rochester (Owatonna-Dodge Center project)

Greg Paulson, Assistant District Engineer 2900 48th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901

Telephone: (507) 286-7502

greg.paulson@state.mn.us

District 7: Mankato (North Mankato-New Ulm project)

Greg Ous, District Engineer

501 South Victory Drive Mankato, MN 56001

Telephone: (507) 304-6101 greg.ous@state.mn.us

Also send letters, e-mails, or phone your senator and representative in St. Paul.

The latest list I can come up with can be found at ushighway1414.com/contact-mndot-legislators/. I realize that Terry Morrow's (19A) seat has not been filled as of this writing.

Thank you very much for speaking up-for-Highway 14!

Robert J. Beussman

Mayor

City of New Ulm

 
 

 

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