A large crowd of folks (politicians, engineers, construction workers, employees and the general public) was on hand on Friday Nov 22nd to formally celebrate the opening of the new Hadley / hwy 36 Interchange with the new Gateway Trail tunnel.
The supporting groups of Washington County, MN DOT, MN DNR, City of Oakdale, GBCTA, contractors, Fleet Farm, MN State Legislature, Federal Highway Administration and others were all represented. US Congresswoman Betty McCollum, MN Senator Chuck Wiger, and MN Congressman Leon Lillie were among the many speakers praising the project team for a job well done. The honors of cutting the ribbon went to Washington County Commissioner Stan Karwoski. (see picture below)
Another great safety improvement now in place on the Gateway Trail! Thank you all.