00-0182R

RESOLUTION APPROVING PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR THE MN/DOT PROJECT MILLING AND OVERLAYING PIEDMONT AVENUE.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

WHEREAS, the commissioner of the department of transportation has prepared a preliminary layout for the improvement of a part of Trunk Highway Number 53 renumbered as Trunk Highway No. 204 within the corporate limits of the city of Duluth, from the vicinity of Piedmont Avenue from I-35 to 24th Avenue West, and seeks the approval thereof; and

WHEREAS, said preliminary layouts are on file in the office of the department of transportation, St. Paul, Minnesota, being marked, labeled and identified as Layout No. 1.

NOW, THEN, BE IT RESOLVED, that said preliminary layouts for the improvement of said trunk highway within the corporate limits be and hereby are approved.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this resolution to Mn/DOT district engineer.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution approves of the Mn/DOT project milling and overlaying Piedmont Avenue. Local approval is a project prerequisite under Mn/DOT procedures. The work will be done at no cost to the city. The proposed work on Piedmont Avenue (T.H. 53) involves milling and overlaying from I-35 to 24th Avenue West. The three curves at Tenth Street, 12th Street and 24th Avenue West will be slightly flattened. Sidewalk and curb and gutter will be replaced at these locations. The road would be striped for two lanes of traffic up and one down.