MnDOT seeking input on design alternatives for Highway 2 in Cass Lake

MnDOT is seeking input on a possible new vision for the Highway 2 corridor in Cass Lake.

In partnership with the City of Cass Lake and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, a steering committee has developed three design alternatives.

“There’s no single solution that doesn’t also have its shortcomings,” said Jon Mason, planning director with MnDOT.

“It’s important to hear from all of the highway’s users so we can find areas of compromise and develop a preferred alternative that has the support of both the community and MnDOT.”

“To help guide these planning efforts and make the highway safer for all users, we need to hear from everyone. Residents, business owners, commuters, bicyclists and pedestrians,” said communications director for the Leech Lake Band Michael Chosa.

“Community input is a critical piece of this study.”

Comments will be accepted through Feb. 19 on three alternatives: a two-lane highway with a linear park area on each side; a two-lane highway with a linear park area on the south side; or a four-lane highway with a pedestrian and bicycle bridge.

All highway user input is welcome. No timelines for the project were immediately available.

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