BY COUNCILOR STOVER:00-0584R
RESOLUTION REQUESTING A VARIANCE FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE KEENE CREEK BRIDGE ON THE SKYLINE DRIVE.
WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary for the public conveyance and safety that Minnesota Bridge Number L6128 at Keene Creek and Skyline Parkway (City Job No. 9091MC99) be reconstructed; and
WHEREAS, this project will not be eligible for municipal state aid funds unless it is constructed to urban state aid standards for an urban street, 30 to 40 mph design speed, or unless a variance is granted; and
WHEREAS, practical limitations require that the horizontal and vertical alignment through the project segment be constructed using utilizing a shorter horizontal curve radius and a shorter sag vertical curve length than dictated by standards resulting in a 26 m.p.h. design speed in lieu of a 30 m.p.h. which requires a variance from the commissioner of transportation in accordance with Minnesota Rules Chapter 8820.3300.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
that the city of Duluth requests the commissioner of transportation for
a variance from Chapter 8820, whereby the urban state aid standards be
reduced for this project allowing for a 166 foot, 6.43 percent algebraic
grade difference vertical sag curve in lieu of the required 252 foot and
allowing for a 160 foot radius horizontal curve in lieu of the required