BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, the commissioner of the department of transportation has prepared a final layout and project report for the reconstruction of part of Trunk Highway 53 (Trinity Road) within the corporate limits of the city of Duluth from 0.25 miles north of Skyline Parkway to Trunk Highway 194 (Miller Trunk Highway) and seeks the approval thereof; and
WHEREAS, said final layout and project report are on file in the office of the department of transportation, St. Paul, Minnesota, being marked, labeled and identified as S.P. 6915-125 T.H. 53 (T19407) Layout 1A.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that said final layout and project report for the improvement of said trunk highway within the corporate limits of Duluth are hereby approved.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution approves the final layout for the reconstruction of Trinity Road (Trunk Highway 53) from 0.25 miles north of Skyline Parkway to Trunk Highway 194 (Miller Trunk Highway) and will allow Mn/DOT to proceed to the construction phase of the project. Local approval and public hearings are project prerequisites under Minnesota Statutes Sections 161.162 to 161.167. These statutory provisions provide that a public hearing must be held on the final layout after 30 days notice to the public. The public hearing will be held on February 23, 2004, at 7:30 in the City Council Chamber. A final hearing on the final layout and project report needs to be held to comply with the statute. This hearing requirement was added in the 2001 legislative session and has to be incorporated mid project by Mn/DOT.