00-0481R

RESOLUTION APPROVING PRELIMINARY LAYOUT AND EXPRESSING INTENT TO PARTICIPATE IN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF TRINITY ROAD AND CENTRAL ENTRANCE, INCLUDING THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE JOSHUA STREET CONNECTION.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota department of transportation proposes to make certain improvements on T.H. 53 within the corporate limits of the city of Duluth, at the intersection of Trinity Road and Central Entrance; and

WHEREAS, the city has requested that the Minnesota department of transportation add to the proposed T.H. 53 project reconstruction of the Joshua Street connection and revised construction on the east side of T.H. 53 to accommodate a new commercial development; and

WHEREAS, the Minnesota department of transportation has requested that the city formally indicate its intent to pay for the full costs of the Joshua Street connection and to participate in the additional costs relating to the commercial development; and

WHEREAS, the commissioner of the department of transportation has prepared a preliminary layout of the improvement of a part of Trunk Highway 106 renumbered Trunk Highway No. 23 within the corporate limits of the city of Duluth, and seeks the approval thereof; and

WHEREAS, said preliminary layouts are on file in the office of the department of transportation, Saint Paul, Minnesota, being marked, labeled, and identified as Layout #3, T.H. 53, vicinity of Duluth at intersection of Trinity Road and Central Entrance.

NOW, THEREFORE, 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 of Duluth intends to participate in the costs of T.H. 53 construction and traffic signals in accordance with the latest "Procedures for Cooperative Construction Projects and Municipalities" (a copy of which has been received by the city) and shall pay the full costs of the Joshua Street connection which shall be added to the project at the request of the city.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution of preliminary layout approval for the Central Entrance and Trinity Road project and intent to participate in the project is a Mn/DOT prerequisite under their procedures. The city has requested project expansions to accommodate the Home Depot project and the Joshua Street connector modifications and must participate in the cost of those items.