BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:01-0485R
RESOLUTION REQUESTING A VARIANCE FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE NO. L8502 AT AMITY CREEK AND SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD.
WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary for the public conveyance and safety that Minnesota Bridge Number L8502 at Amity Creek and Seven Bridges Road (City Job No. 9090ML99) 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 utilizing a shorter horizontal curve radius and a narrower lane width than dictated by standards resulting in a 24 mph design speed in lieu of a 30 mph 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 ten foot lane
width in lieu of the required 11 foot width and allowing for a 170 foot
radius horizontal curve in lieu of the required 300 feet.