Valley Paving isproposing to expand their existing mining operation to a total of 88.5 acres as well as increasing the max depth of the original mine area to include mining in to the water table. The sand and gravel mine is located on a 166-acre parcel located in both Belle Plaine and St. Lawrence Townships. Mine operations include topsoil and overburden removal, excavation, processing (screening, crushing, and washing), asphalt production, stockpiling, loading, recycling of concrete and asphalt, and reclamation. The project proposes to mine approximately 25 feet below the water table. Reclamation consists of an open water body feature as well as leaving the area suitable for future City of Belle Plaine development.
Proposed project status:
Published EAW with MN EQB on August 30th, 2022. Public comment period open from August 30th – September 29th.