BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:01-0170R
RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 01-0038 TO PROVIDE FOR A PEDESTRIAN UNDERPASS UNDER PART OF TRUNK HIGHWAY 53 RENUMBERED AS TRUNK HIGHWAY NO. 106 (PIEDMONT AVENUE).
WHEREAS, the Duluth city council, in Resolution No. 01-0038, approved of a preliminary layout for the improvement of Trunk Highway No. 53 renumbered as Trunk Highway 106 (Piedmont Avenue) within the corporate limits of the city of Duluth from south of Fourth Street to .25 miles north of Skyline Parkway, said layout identified as S.P. 6915-123 IRC T.H. 53 (T19163-Phase P) Layout 2B; and
WHEREAS, said layout provided for a pedestrian crossing underpass near the intersection of 23rd Avenue West that was deemed unacceptable because of its width and the fact that it dead ended an alley; and
WHEREAS, MnDot is willing to construct as a part of the project either a pedestrian underpass near the intersection of 23rd Avenue West, a layout of which is attached hereto and labeled "Modified 9th Street Design," or, in the alternative, a pedestrian underpass at 22nd Avenue West, a layout of which is attached hereto and labeled "22nd Avenue Option," or, in the alternative, construct the project with no pedestrian underpasses at either 22nd Avenue West or 23rd Avenue West; and
WHEREAS, in order to proceed with the project, MnDot needs approval of either the "Modified 9th Street Design" or the "22nd Avenue Option" from the city council or an indication from the city council that the project should be built without either underpass;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth city council hereby amends
Resolution No. 01-0038:
(a) To add a pedestrian underpass to the project layout which is attached hereto and designated as:
(1) "Modified 9th Street Design;" or
(2) "22nd Avenue Option;" or
(b) In the alternative, to construct the project with no pedestrian underpasses at 22nd Avenue West or 23rd Avenue West.
RESOLVED FURTHER that after the city council has made its decision, the city clerk is directed to delete extraneous language in the paragraph above relating to the options not selected by the city council and to delete this paragraph;
RESOLVED FURTHER that the city clerk is directed to send a certified copy
of this resolution to the Minnesota department of transportation district
The resolution also directs the clerk to delete extraneous language relating to choices not selected by the council so that the final resolution reads clearly and concisely.