04-0272R

RESOLUTION ADDING WEST TENTH STREET FROM PIEDMONT AVENUE TO 27TH AVENUE WEST; JOSHUA AVENUE FROM TH53 TO MAPLE GROVE ROAD; MAPLE GROVE ROAD FROM JOSHUA AVENUE TO BURNING TREE ROAD; BURNING TREE ROAD NORTH OF TH53 FROM MAPLE GROVE ROAD TO TH53 TO DESIGNATED MSA ROUTES IN THE CITY OF DULUTH.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth established the initial municipal state aid systems of streets by resolution approved October 28, 1957 under provisions of Minnesota Laws 1957, Chapter 943; and

WHEREAS, it now appears that revisions in the municipal state aid system are necessary:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the city council of the city of Duluth, that portions of the streets described as follows be and hereby is designated as a municipal state aid street of said city of Duluth, subject to the approval of the commissioner of transportation of the state of Minnesota: West Tenth Street from Piedmont Avenue to 27th Avenue West (+) 0.36 miles; Joshua Avenue from TH53 to Maple Grove Road (+) 0.23 miles; Maple Grove Road from Joshua Avenue to Burning Tree Road (+) 0.41 miles; Burning Tree Road north of TH53 from Maple Grove Road to TH53 (+) 0.48 miles.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is the proposed designation of West Tenth Street to provide a link from Piedmont Avenue to 27th Avenue West. West Tenth Street will function as a collector in anticipation of increased ADT (average daily traffic) from Piedmont Avenue. West Tenth Street will be an important entrance/exit point for the reconstructed Piedmont Avenue. The 2007 to 2008 reconstruction of the Miller Trunk corridor redesigns some traffic crossings for TH 53. The existing entrance/exit at Maple Grove Road, north of TH 53 will be eliminated. A new traffic crossing will be established at the Burning Tree Road intersection. A new segment of Burning Tree north of TH 53, as a part of the 2007 to 2008 construction. A new segment of Joshua Avenue will be constructed to connect the existing Joshua avenue to Maple Grove Road. The Burning Tree Road-Maple Grove Road-Joshua route will serve to access businesses located north of TH 53.

Total MSA to date: 85.16 miles
Total allowable MSA route mileage + turnback MSA route mileage: 87.22 miles
Total new designations in this resolution: 1.48 miles