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CHAPTER 161. TRUNK HIGHWAYS

Table of Sections
SectionHeadnote
161.01DEFINITIONS.
161.02161.02 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]161.02 MS 1974 [Repealed, 1976 c 166 s 119]
161.03MS 1974 Repealed, 1976 c 166 s 119
161.035161.031-161.035 Repealed, Ex1959 c 42 s 1

FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS

161.04TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND.
161.041Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1
161.05TEMPORARY LOANS.
161.06CONTINGENT FUND.
161.061Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13
161.07MANNER OF PAYMENTS.
161.08RECORDS AND REPORTS.
161.081HIGHWAY USER TAX, DISTRIBUTION, INVESTMENT.
161.082COUNTY TURNBACK ACCOUNT, EXPENDITURES.
161.083MUNICIPAL TURNBACK ACCOUNT, EXPENDITURE.
161.084SURPLUS FUNDS IN TURNBACK ACCOUNTS.
161.085APPROPRIATION FROM TURNBACK ACCOUNTS.
161.086Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 455 art 3 s 34

DUTIES AND POWERS

161.09DEPARTMENT ORDERS, FILES AND RECORDS.
161.095TRAVEL EXPENSE FOR JOB APPLICANTS.
161.10INVESTIGATIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, REPORTS.
161.11COMPENSATION INSURANCE.

TRUNK HIGHWAYS

161.114CONSTITUTIONAL TRUNK HIGHWAYS.
161.115ADDITIONAL TRUNK HIGHWAYS.
161.117TRUNK HIGHWAYS; ADDITIONAL ROUTES.
161.12ADDITIONAL ROUTES ADDED; FEDERAL AID.
161.121Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13
161.122RESTRICTIONS ON MARKED TRUNK HIGHWAY 51.
161.123Repealed, 1995 c 265 art 1 s 3
161.1231PARKING FACILITIES FOR I-394.
161.124Repealed, 1995 c 265 art 1 s 3
161.1245HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION; AUTHORIZATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS.
161.125SOUND ABATEMENT ALONG HIGHWAYS.
161.13CONNECTING ROUTES.
161.131Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13
161.132Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13
161.133Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13
161.134Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13
161.135Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13
161.139HIGHWAY DESIGNATION COSTS.
161.14NAMES AND DESIGNATIONS OF CERTAIN HIGHWAYS.
161.141NORTHWEST ANGLE, CONNECTING HIGHWAY; FEDERAL APPROVAL.
161.1419MISSISSIPPI RIVER PARKWAY COMMISSION.
161.142GREAT RIVER ROAD.
161.143Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2
161.144Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2
161.145Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2
161.146Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2
161.147Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2
161.148GREAT RIVER ROAD, LOCATION OF ROUTE.
161.15SPECIFIC LOCATION; LIMITATION ON DEVIATIONS.
161.16TRUNK HIGHWAY DESIGNATION, VACATION, REVERSION.
161.161HIGHWAY ON COUNTY LINE, REVERSION.
161.162DEFINITIONS.
161.163HIGHWAY PROJECT REVIEW.
161.164FINAL LAYOUT APPROVAL PROCESS.
161.165COMMISSIONER ACTION; INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS.
161.166COMMISSIONER ACTION; OTHER HIGHWAYS.
161.167REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES.
161.168SNOW AND ICE CONTROL MATERIALS.
161.17161.17 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]161.17 MS 2000 [Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9]
161.171Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9
161.172Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9
161.173Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9
161.174Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9
161.175Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9
161.176Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9
161.177Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9

ACQUISITIONS; DUTIES AND POWERS

161.18PRIOR EASEMENTS VEST IN STATE.
161.19CERTAIN RECORDS OBTAINED AND FILED.
161.20GENERAL POWERS OF COMMISSIONER.
161.201RELOCATION SERVICES, CITIES OF FIRST CLASS.
161.202REPLACEMENT OF PUBLIC LANDS.
161.203CERTAIN PARK LANDS LITIGATION RIGHTS PRESERVED.
161.21STUDIES.
161.22APPRAISERS.
161.23EXCESS ACQUISITION.
161.231APPROPRIATION; PROCEEDS FROM LEASED PROPERTY.

EFFECTS OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

161.24CHANGES REQUIRED BY CONSTRUCTION OF TRUNK HIGHWAY.
161.241RELOCATION OF RAILROAD TRACKS, ACQUISITION OF LAND.

JUNK YARDS BY HIGHWAYS

161.242JUNK YARD ACT.

HIGHWAY LOCATION, SPECIAL SITUATIONS

161.25TEMPORARY TRUNK HIGHWAY DETOUR; HAUL ROAD.
161.26HIGHWAY MAINTAINED ACROSS PORTION OF ADJOINING STATE.
161.261CONNECTOR SEGMENTS WITH OTHER STATES.
161.27TRUNK HIGHWAYS ACROSS BODIES OF WATER.
161.28ALTERING PUBLIC DRAINAGE DITCH BY TRUNK HIGHWAY.
161.29ACQUIRING TOLL BRIDGE FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY SYSTEM.

HIGHWAY MARKINGS; MAPS

161.30MARKING DESIGN.
161.31MAPS AND PAMPHLETS.

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS

161.315PROTECTION OF PUBLIC CONTRACTS.
161.32CONTRACTING FOR WORK ON TRUNK HIGHWAY.
161.3205PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICES CONTRACTS.
161.321SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTS.
161.3211Renumbered 161.321, subd 8
161.3212WORKING CAPITAL FUND.
161.322PAYMENT OF INTEREST TO CONTRACTORS.
161.33EMPLOYEE INTEREST IN CONTRACT, UNLAWFUL.
161.34CONTRACT CLAIMS AGAINST STATE.
161.3410DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS; DEFINITIONS.
161.3412DESIGN-BUILD AUTHORITY.
161.3414DETERMINATION TO USE DESIGN-BUILD SELECTION METHOD.
161.3416DESIGN-BUILD NOTICE; REPORT.
161.3418LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.
161.3420DESIGN-BUILD RFQ; SELECTION TEAM; EVALUATION.
161.3422RFP FOR DESIGN-BUILD.
161.3424REPLACING TEAM MEMBERS.
161.3426DESIGN-BUILD AWARD.
161.3428LIST OF DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS.
161.35Repealed, 1978 c 480 s 3
161.355
161.36FEDERAL AID.
161.361ADVANCE FUNDING FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY PROJECTS.
161.362Repealed, 2002 c 364 s 41
161.365HIGHWAY CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS; MINIMUM WAGE.
161.366TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT; TACONITE RELIEF AREA.
161.368HIGHWAY CONTRACTS WITH TRIBAL AUTHORITIES.
161.37SURPLUS GOVERNMENT MATERIALS.
161.38SPECIAL AGREEMENTS FOR HIGHWAYS IN MUNICIPALITIES.
161.39AID TO OTHER ROAD AUTHORITIES AND STATE DEPARTMENTS.
161.391PAVEMENT STRIPING.
161.40JOINT FACILITIES WITH DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

PROPERTY INTERESTS, TRANSACTIONS, AND USES

161.41SURPLUS PROPERTY NOT NEEDED FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES.
161.411SALE OF SURPLUS EARTH MATERIAL.
161.42LEASING OR SALE OF SOUNDING AND TESTING EQUIPMENT.
161.43RELINQUISHMENT OF HIGHWAY EASEMENT.
161.431LEASING OF HIGHWAY EASEMENT.
161.433USE OF HIGHWAY AIRSPACE AND SUBSURFACE.
161.434INTERSTATE AND TRUNK HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY; LIMITED USE.
161.435Repealed, 1967 c 214 s 6
161.44RELINQUISHMENT OF LAND NO LONGER NEEDED.
161.441LAND ACQUISITION AGREEMENT WITH OTHERS.
161.442RECONVEYANCE TO FORMER OWNER.

PUBLIC SERVICES, SAFETY, AND RESEARCH

161.45UTILITY ON HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY; RELOCATION.
161.46REIMBURSEMENT OF UTILITY.
161.465REIMBURSEMENT FOR FIRE SERVICES.
161.47Renumbered 299D.03
161.48Renumbered 299D.04
161.49Renumbered 299D.05
161.50Repealed, 1977 c 454 s 49
161.51FEDERAL-STATE SAFETY ACCOUNT.
161.52Repealed, 1989 c 335 art 1 s 270
161.53RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
161.01 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.01 DEFINITIONS.
For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in section 160.02 shall have the same
meanings.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 1
161.02 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.02 MS 1974 [Repealed, 1976 c 166 s 119]
    Subdivision 1. MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 2.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 3.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 4.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 5.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 6.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 7.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 8.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 9.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 10.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 11.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 12.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 13.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 14.MS 1941 [Repealed, 1945 c 60 s 1; 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 15.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 16.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 17.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 18.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 19.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 20.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 21.MS 1957 [Renumbered 161.47, subdivision 1]
    Subd. 22.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 23.MS 1957 [Renumbered 161.47, subd 2]
    Subd. 24.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 25.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 26.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 27.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 28.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 29.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 30.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 31.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 32.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 33.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 34.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 35.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
    Subd. 36.MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.03 MS 1974 [Repealed, 1976 c 166 s 119]
161.031-161.035 [Repealed, Ex1959 c 42 s 1]

FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS

161.04 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.04 TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND.
    Subdivision 1. Composition. The trunk highway fund shall consist of 62 percent of the net
highway user tax distribution fund as provided in article 14 of the Constitution; the proceeds of
the sale of any bonds authorized by article 14 of the Constitution; money received from the
federal government as aid in the construction and maintenance of trunk highways; and any other
money otherwise allotted, appropriated, or legislated therefor.
    Subd. 2. Investment of fund. Upon the request of the commissioner, moneys in the trunk
highway fund shall be invested by the State Board of Investment in those securities authorized for
such purpose in section 11A.21. All interest and profits from such investments shall be credited
to the trunk highway fund. The commissioner of finance shall be the custodian of all securities
purchased under the provisions of this section.
    Subd. 3. Trunk highway revolving loan account. A trunk highway revolving loan account
is created in the transportation revolving loan fund under section 446A.085. The commissioner
may transfer money from the trunk highway fund to the trunk highway revolving loan account.
Money in the account may be used to make loans. Funds in the trunk highway revolving loan
account may not be used for any toll facilities project or congestion-pricing project and may be
used only for trunk highway purposes and repayments and interest from loans of those funds must
be credited to the trunk highway revolving loan account in the transportation revolving loan fund.
Money in the trunk highway revolving loan account is annually appropriated to the commissioner
and does not lapse. Interest earned from investment of money in this account must be deposited
in the trunk highway revolving loan account.
    Subd. 4. Loan for trunk highway project; appropriation. Loans from the transportation
revolving loan fund to the commissioner for trunk highway projects must be deposited in the
trunk highway fund. Loan proceeds are appropriated annually to the commissioner and do not
lapse. Principal and interest payments on the loan proceeds must be paid from the debt service
account and are considered a long-term obligation of the trunk highway fund.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 4; 1963 c 567 s 4; 1965 c 113 s 1; 1967 c 404 s 5; 1976 c 2 s
172; 1980 c 607 art 14 s 46; 1997 c 141 s 1; 1999 c 230 s 5,6; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50
161.041 [Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1]
161.05 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.05 TEMPORARY LOANS.
    Subdivision 1. Loans from other public funds. For the purpose of providing sufficient
money in the trunk highway fund to meet the state's share of highway projects financed in part
by federal funds, the commissioner of finance may borrow from other public funds a sum not
exceeding in the aggregate the amount of federal aid allotted to the construction of trunk highways
under project appropriation by the federal government. No fund shall be so impaired thereby that
all proper demands thereon cannot be met.
    Subd. 2. Interest. All such loans shall bear interest at the average rate that the commissioner
of finance has realized from the investment of surplus cash.
    Subd. 3. Certificate. Before the commissioner of finance shall make any such loan, the
commissioner shall file with the commissioner of finance a certificate showing the amount of
disbursements from the trunk highway fund which are to be repaid to the state by the federal
government.
    Subd. 4. Federal aid paid to commissioner of finance. All funds received from federal aid
allotted to the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of trunk highways shall be paid to the
commissioner of finance and credited to the trunk highway fund.
    Subd. 5. Repayment of money borrowed. When there is sufficient money in the trunk
highway fund, the commissioner of finance shall transfer therefrom to such other public fund the
amount of the loan together with interest thereon.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 5; 1973 c 492 s 14; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 21,50
161.06 MS 1945 [Repealed, 1947 c 391 s 4]
161.06 CONTINGENT FUND.
    Subdivision 1. Amount. The commissioner of finance is authorized and directed to make
available to the Department of Transportation out of money in the state treasury appropriated
for trunk highway purposes the sum of $5,000, or such lesser amount as the commissioner may
request, to be used by said department as a contingent fund, subject to such rules for its use as
may be prescribed by the commissioner of administration.
    Subd. 2. Use. The commissioner may use the money in the contingent fund for trunk
highway purposes in facilitating and expediting the business of the Department of Transportation,
particularly in the handling of garnishments, emergency labor payrolls, expense accounts of
employees and in departmental litigation, and all acts of the commissioner heretofore performed
in the use of the fund are in all things recognized and confirmed.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 6; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1985 c 248 s 70; 2003 c
112 art 2 s 50
161.061 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.07 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.07 MANNER OF PAYMENTS.
    Subdivision 1. Abstract for payment. In all cases of payments to be made as herein
authorized by the commissioner out of the trunk highway fund, the same shall be made in the
following manner. The commissioner shall furnish verified abstracts of the same, prepared in
duplicate, one of which shall be delivered to the commissioner of finance and one to be retained
by the commissioner of transportation. The abstract shall contain the name, residence, and the
amount due each claimant and designate the contract or purpose for which the payment is made.
    Subd. 2. Payment. The copy of the abstracts delivered to the commissioner of finance shall
be accompanied by the original voucher or vouchers, together with the proof of claim for each
item included in such abstracts. If there be sufficient money in the proper fund, the commissioner
of finance shall issue a warrant for the gross amount shown by such abstract. The commissioner
of finance shall deliver checks to the several persons entitled thereto as shown by such abstracts,
and shall preserve in the commissioner's office a record of each check and remittance showing the
date of each issue, the name of the payee, and any other facts tending to evidence its payment.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 7; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1986 c 444; 2003 c 112
art 2 s 22
161.08 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.08 RECORDS AND REPORTS.
    Subdivision 1. Books of account. (a) The commissioner shall keep accurate and complete
books of account as may be prescribed by the commissioner of finance, the same to show in detail
itemized receipts and disbursements of the trunk highway fund. The books of account shall show
the following facts, among others:
(1) the expenses of maintaining the Transportation Department, including the salaries and
expenses of the individual members thereof;
(2) the amounts of money expended in each county of the state for the construction of trunk
highways, and when, where, and upon what job or portion of road expended so that the cost per
mile of such construction can be easily ascertained;
(3) any other money expended by the state in connection with any roads other than trunk
highways and when, where, and upon what portion of road so expended; and
(4) the amount of road equipment and materials purchased, and when, where, and from
whom purchased, and the price paid for each item.
(b) The original invoices shall form a part of the permanent files and records in the
Department of Transportation and be open to public inspection.
    Subd. 2. Biennial report on expenditures. No later than October 15 of each odd-numbered
year, the commissioner shall report to the legislature the total expenditures from the trunk
highway fund during the previous biennium in each of the following categories: road construction;
planning; professional and technical contracts; design and engineering; labor; compliance with
environmental requirements; acquisition of right-of-way; litigation costs, including payment of
claims, settlements, and judgments; maintenance; and road operations. As part of each report the
commissioner shall select two representative trunk highway construction projects, one each from
the department's metropolitan district and from greater Minnesota, and for each project report the
cost of environmental mitigation and compliance.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 8; 1963 c 333 s 1; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1999
c 99 s 13; 1Sp2003 c 19 art 2 s 8
161.081 HIGHWAY USER TAX, DISTRIBUTION, INVESTMENT.
    Subdivision 1. Distribution of five percent. (a) Pursuant to article 14, section 5, of
the Constitution, five percent of the net highway user tax distribution fund is set aside, and
apportioned to the county state-aid highway fund.
(b) That apportionment is further distributed as follows:
(1) 30.5 percent to the town road account created in section 162.081;
(2) 16 percent to the town bridge account, which is created in the state treasury; and
(3) 53.5 percent to the flexible highway account created in subdivision 3.
    Subd. 2. Investment. Upon the request of the commissioner, money in the highway user tax
distribution fund shall be invested by the State Board of Investment in those securities authorized
for that purpose in section 11A.21. All interest and profits from the investments must be credited
to the highway user tax distribution fund. The commissioner of finance shall be the custodian
of all securities purchased under this section.
    Subd. 3. Flexible highway account; turnback accounts. (a) The flexible highway account
is created in the state treasury. Money in the account may be used either for the restoration of
former trunk highways that have reverted to counties or to statutory or home rule charter cities or
for regular trunk highway purposes.
(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "restoration" means the level of effort required to
improve the route that will be turned back to an acceptable condition as determined by agreement
made between the commissioner and the county or city before the route is turned back.
(c) The commissioner shall review the need for funds to restore highways that have been
or will be turned back and the need for funds for the trunk highway system. The commissioner
shall determine, on a biennial basis, the percentage of this flexible account to be used for county
turnbacks, for municipal turnbacks, and for regular trunk highway projects. The commissioner
shall make this determination only after meeting and holding discussions with committees
selected by the statewide associations of both county commissioners and municipal officials.
(d) Money that will be used for the restoration of trunk highways that have reverted or
that will revert to cities must be deposited in the municipal turnback account, which is created
in the state treasury.
(e) Money that will be used for the restoration of trunk highways that have reverted or
that will revert to counties must be deposited in the county turnback account, which is created
in the state treasury.
(f) As part of each biennial budget submission to the legislature, the commissioner shall
describe how the money in the flexible highway account will be apportioned among the county
turnback account, the municipal turnback account, and the trunk highway fund.
(g) Money apportioned from the flexible highway account to the trunk highway fund must be
used for state road construction and engineering costs.
History: 1965 c 672 s 1; 1975 c 203 s 22; 1983 c 17 s 1; 1989 c 268 s 1; 1993 c 266 s 15;
1998 c 372 art 2 s 1,2; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50
161.082 COUNTY TURNBACK ACCOUNT, EXPENDITURES.
    Subdivision 1. Rules. Except as provided in this section and in section 161.081, all money
accruing to the county turnback account shall be expended in accordance with rules of the
commissioner of transportation in paying a county for the restoration of former trunk highways,
or portions thereof, that have reverted to the county in accordance with law, and have become a
part of the county state-aid highway system.
    Subd. 2. Turnback exceptions. By reason of insufficient funds in the county turnback
account to adequately repair and restore the former trunk highways or portions thereof that have
already reverted to counties, the commissioner of transportation, after May 26, 1971, shall not
revert to the counties any additional trunk highways or portions thereof until there are adequate
funds in such account to repair and restore such reverted highways to reasonable standards,
unless such reversion is necessary due to the constitutional limitations on the mileage of the
trunk highway system.
    Subd. 2a. Town bridges and culverts; town road account. (a) Money in the town bridge
account must be expended on town road bridge structures that are ten feet or more in length and
on town road culverts that replace existing town road bridges. In addition, if the present bridge
structure is less than ten feet in length but a hydrological survey indicates that the replacement
bridge structure or culvert must be ten feet or more in length, then the bridge or culvert is eligible
for replacement funds.
(b) In addition, if a culvert that replaces a deficient bridge is in a county comprehensive
water plan approved by the Board of Water and Soil Resources and the Department of Natural
Resources, the costs of the culvert and roadway grading other than surfacing are eligible for
replacement funds up to the cost of constructing a replacement bridge.
(c) The expenditures on a bridge structure or culvert may be paid from the county turnback
account and may be for 100 percent of the cost of the replacement structure or culvert or for 100
percent of the cost of rehabilitating the existing structure.
(d) The town bridge account may be used to pay the costs to abandon an existing bridge
that is deficient and in need of replacement, but where no replacement will be made. It may also
be used to pay the costs to construct a road or street to facilitate the abandonment of an existing
bridge determined by the commissioner to be deficient, if the commissioner determines that
construction of the road or street is more cost-efficient than replacing the existing bridge.
(e) When bridge approach construction work exceeds $10,000 in costs, or when the county
engineer determines that the cost of the replacement culverts alone will not exceed $20,000, or
engineering costs exceed $10,000, the town shall be eligible for financial assistance from the
town bridge account. Financial assistance shall be requested by resolution of the county board
and shall be limited to:
(1) 100 percent of the cost of the bridge approach work that is in excess of $10,000;
(2) 100 percent of the cost of the replacement culverts when the cost does not exceed $20,000
and the town board agrees to be responsible for all the other costs, which may include costs for
structural removal, installation, and permitting. The replacement structure design and costs shall
be approved and certified by the county engineer, but need not be subsequently approved by the
Department of Transportation; or
(3) 100 percent of all related engineering costs that exceed $10,000, or in the case of towns
with a net tax capacity of less than $300,000, 100 percent of the engineering costs.
(f) Money in the town road account must be distributed as provided in section 162.081.
    Subd. 3. Transfers to turnback account. (a) Whenever a county submits plans for a project
to be funded from the county turnback account and the commissioner determines that the project
would be approved for funding except for insufficient money in the county turnback account, the
commissioner may transfer from the unencumbered balance of the construction account in the
county state-aid highway fund an amount sufficient to pay the costs of the project.
(b) The commissioner may make a transfer under paragraph (a) only if the commissioner
determines that the transfer would not reduce the unencumbered balance of the construction
account in the county state-aid highway fund to less than $50,000,000.
(c) Not later than ten years after any transfer under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall
transfer from the county turnback account to the construction account in the county state-aid
highway fund an amount sufficient to repay the amount transferred under paragraph (a).
History: 1965 c 672 s 2; 1967 c 187 s 1; 1971 c 528 s 1; 1975 c 203 s 23; 1976 c 166 s
7; 1978 c 686 s 2; 1983 c 17 s 2; 1984 c 412 s 2; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1989 c 268 s 2; 1991 c 351
s 1; 1993 c 128 s 2; 1994 c 553 s 2; 1997 c 159 art 2 s 6; 1998 c 372 art 2 s 3,4; 1Sp2001 c 8
art 2 s 14; 2006 c 274 s 1
161.083 MUNICIPAL TURNBACK ACCOUNT, EXPENDITURE.
Except as hereinafter provided, all money accruing to the municipal turnback account
shall be expended in accordance with rules of the commissioner of transportation in paying a
municipality having a population of 5,000 or more for the reconstruction and improvement of
former trunk highways, or portions thereof, that have reverted to such municipality in accordance
with law, and have become a part of the municipal state-aid street system.
History: 1965 c 672 s 3; 1967 c 187 s 2; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1985 c 248 s 70
161.084 SURPLUS FUNDS IN TURNBACK ACCOUNTS.
On determining at any time that there are surplus funds in either the county or municipal
turnback account that are not needed for the purposes specified herein, the commissioner shall
notify the commissioner of finance in writing of such determination, and such surplus funds, in the
amount specified by the commissioner, shall be transferred to the county state-aid highway fund,
or the municipal state-aid street fund, as the case may be, and apportioned as provided by law.
History: 1965 c 672 s 4; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1986 c 444
161.085 APPROPRIATION FROM TURNBACK ACCOUNTS.
Moneys in the county turnback account and the municipal turnback account are hereby
appropriated annually to the commissioner of transportation for the purposes of carrying out the
terms of sections 161.081 to 161.084.
History: 1965 c 672 s 5; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1996 c 455 art 3 s 4

DUTIES AND POWERS

161.09 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.09 DEPARTMENT ORDERS, FILES AND RECORDS.
    Subdivision 1. Custodian. The official acts and determinations of the commissioner shall be
denominated orders. The commissioner shall be the custodian of and shall preserve such orders
and the records and files of the Transportation Department and its predecessor departments.
Subject to reasonable rules, the orders, records, and files shall be open to public inspection.
    Subd. 2. Copies as evidence. Copies of the orders, records, and files, certified by the
commissioner as true copies, shall be received in evidence in any court in this state with the
same force and effect as the originals.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 9; 1978 c 674 s 18; 1985 c 248 s 70
161.095 TRAVEL EXPENSE FOR JOB APPLICANTS.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the state of Minnesota, Department of
Transportation, may pay the necessary moving and travel expenses including the necessary travel
expenses to and from interviews arranged by the Department of Transportation, incurred by job
applicants for technical positions recruited by the Department of Transportation.
History: 1959 c 379 s 1,2; 1976 c 166 s 7
161.10 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.10 INVESTIGATIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, REPORTS.
When practicable the commissioner shall investigate and determine the location of road
material in the state, ascertain the most approved methods of construction and improvement of
roads, investigate the most approved laws in relation to roads in other states and hold public
meetings throughout the state when deemed advisable. On or before November 15 on each
even-numbered year the commissioner shall make a printed report to the governor stating the
condition, management, and financial transactions of the Transportation Department, including a
statement of the expense incurred in maintaining such department; the number of miles of roads
built or improved during the preceding two fiscal years and their cost; the general character and
location of material suitable for road construction; the general character and needs of the roads
of the state; the name, location, size, and description of each state trail, state water access site,
and state rest area established by the commissioner since the last report; and recommend such
legislation as the commissioner deems advisable.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 10; 1969 c 540 s 8; 1975 c 353 s 40; 1986 c 444; 1997 c 7
art 2 s 23
161.11 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.11 COMPENSATION INSURANCE.
    Subdivision 1. Commissioner may purchase. The commissioner may procure on the open
market a policy of insurance covering the payment of benefits accruing under the Workers'
Compensation Act to employees of the Department of Transportation engaged in work on
highways other than trunk highways pursuant to any agreements made for such work by the
commissioner with any political subdivision or agency of the state.
    Subd. 2. Payment of premium and reimbursement. The commissioner may pay the
premiums for any said policy of insurance out of the trunk highway fund. The political
subdivision or agency of the state for whom work is performed by employees of the Department
of Transportation pursuant to any agreement therefor made with the commissioner shall pay to the
trunk highway fund that portion of the premium for said policy of insurance directly attributable
to the work performed for it.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 11; 1975 c 359 s 23; 1976 c 166 s 7

TRUNK HIGHWAYS

161.114 CONSTITUTIONAL TRUNK HIGHWAYS.
    Subdivision 1. Designation. The trunk highway routes, numbered 1 through 70, as described
in the constitutional amendment adopted November 2, 1920, are designated as the constitutional
routes of the trunk highway system.
    Subd. 2. Descriptions. The constitutional routes are described as follows:
Route No. 1. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and
Iowa, southeasterly at Albert Lea and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a point in
Albert Lea and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point and on the southerly limits of
the city of St. Paul and then beginning at a point on the northerly limits of the city of St. Paul and
thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on the westerly limits of the city of Duluth
and then beginning at a point on the northerly limits of the city of Duluth and thence extending
in a northeasterly direction to a point on the boundary line between the state of Minnesota and
the province of Ontario, affording Albert Lea, Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield, Farmington, St.
Paul, White Bear, Forest Lake, Wyoming, Rush City, Pine City, Hinckley, Sandstone, Moose
Lake, Carlton, Duluth, Two Harbors, Grand Marais and intervening and adjacent communities a
reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 2. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 on the westerly limits of the city of Duluth
and thence extending in a southwesterly direction along said Route No. 1 to a point on said route
at Carlton and thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on the east bank of the Red
River of the North at Moorhead, affording Duluth, Carlton, McGregor, Aitkin, Brainerd, Motley,
Staples, Wadena, Detroit, Moorhead and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable
means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 3. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and
Wisconsin, westerly of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and thence extending in a northwesterly direction
to a point on the easterly limits of the city of St. Paul and then beginning at a point on the
westerly limits of the city of Minneapolis and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to
a point on the east bank of the Red River of the North at Breckenridge, affording La Crescent,
Winona, Kellogg, Wabasha, Lake City, Red Wing, Hastings, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Osseo,
Champlin, Anoka, Elk River, Big Lake, St. Cloud, Albany, Sauk Centre, Alexandria, Elbow Lake,
Fergus Falls, Breckenridge and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 4. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and
Iowa, southwesterly of Jackson and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route
No. 3, southeasterly of Sauk Centre and thence extending in a northwesterly direction along said
Route No. 3 to a point on said route at Sauk Centre and thence extending in a northerly direction
to a point at International Falls, affording Jackson, Windom, Sanborn, Redwood Falls, Morton,
Olivia, Willmar, Paynesville, Sauk Centre, Long Prairie, Wadena, Park Rapids, Itasca State Park,
Bemidji, International Falls and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 5. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and
Iowa, southerly of Blue Earth and thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on the
southerly limits of the city of Minneapolis and then beginning at a point on the northerly limits of
the city of Minneapolis and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point in Swan River
on Route No. 8, hereinafter described, affording Blue Earth, Winnebago, Mankato, St. Peter, Le
Sueur, Jordan, Shakopee, Minneapolis, Cambridge, Mora, McGregor, Swan River and intervening
and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other
places within the state.
Route No. 6. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and
Iowa, southerly of Ash Creek, and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on the
boundary line between the state of Minnesota and the province of Manitoba, near St. Vincent,
affording Luverne, Pipestone, Lake Benton, Ivanhoe, Canby, Madison, Bellingham, Odessa,
Ortonville, Graceville, Dumont, Wheaton, Breckenridge, Moorhead, Kragnes, Georgetown,
Perley, Hendrum, Ada, Crookston, Warren, Donaldson, Hallock and intervening and adjacent
communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within
the state.
Route No. 7. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Winona and thence extending in a
westerly direction to a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and South
Dakota, westerly of Lake Benton, affording Winona, St. Charles, Rochester, Kasson, Dodge
Center, Claremont, Owatonna, Waseca, Mankato, St. Peter, New Ulm, Springfield, Tracy, Lake
Benton and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each
with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 8. Beginning at a point on the westerly limits of the city of Duluth and thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 6 near Crookston and thence
extending in a westerly and northerly direction along said Route No. 6 to a point on said route
northerly of Crookston and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on the east
bank of the Red River of the North at East Grand Forks, affording Duluth, Floodwood, Swan
River, Grand Rapids, Cass Lake, Bemidji, Bagley, Erskine, Crookston, East Grand Forks and
intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 9. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at La Crescent and thence extending
in a westerly direction to a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and
South Dakota southwesterly of Beaver Creek, affording La Crescent, Hokah, Houston, Rushford,
Lanesboro, Preston, Fountain, Spring Valley, Austin, Albert Lea, Blue Earth, Fairmont, Jackson,
Worthington, Luverne and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 10. Beginning at a point on the westerly limits of the city of Minneapolis and
thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 6 at or near Wheaton,
affording Minneapolis, Montrose, Cokato, Litchfield, Willmar, Benson, Morris, Herman, Wheaton
and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 11. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at the westerly limits of the city of
Duluth and thence extending in a northwesterly and northerly direction to a point on Route No. 4
at International Falls and thence extending in a southwesterly direction along said Route No. 4
to a point on said route southwesterly of International Falls and thence extending in a westerly
direction to a point on Route No. 6 at Donaldson, affording Duluth, Eveleth, Virginia, Cook, Orr,
Cussons, International Falls, Baudette, Warroad, Roseau, Greenbush, Donaldson and intervening
and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other
places within the state.
Route No. 12. Beginning at a point on the west bank of the St. Croix River near Hudson,
Wisconsin and thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on the easterly limits of the
city of St. Paul and then beginning at a point on the westerly limits of the city of Minneapolis
and thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 6 at Madison, affording St.
Paul, Minneapolis, Hopkins, Norwood, Glencoe, Olivia, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Dawson,
Madison and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each
with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 13. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 at Albert Lea and thence extending in a
northerly direction to a point on Route No. 5 at Jordan affording Albert Lea, Waseca, Waterville,
Montgomery, New Prague, Jordan and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means
of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 14. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at Ivanhoe and thence extending in an
easterly direction to a point on Route No. 4 at Redwood Falls and thence extending in an easterly
direction along said Route No. 4 to a point on said route at Morton and thence extending in an
easterly direction to a point on Route No. 22, hereinafter described, at Gaylord affording Ivanhoe,
Marshall, Redwood Falls, Morton, Winthrop, Gaylord and intervening and adjacent communities
a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 15. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota
and Iowa southerly of Fairmont and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on
Route No. 14 at Winthrop, affording Fairmont, Madelia, New Ulm, Winthrop and intervening
and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication each with the other and other
places within the state.
Route No. 16. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 southwesterly of Mankato and thence
extending westerly to a point on Route No. 15 at Madelia and thence extending in a southerly
direction along said Route No. 15 to a point on said route southerly of Madelia and thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 4 northerly of Windom and thence
extending in a southerly direction along said Route No. 4 to a point on said route at Windom and
thence extending in a westerly direction to a point at Fulda and thence extending in a southerly
direction to a point on Route No. 9 at Worthington, affording Mankato, Madelia, St. James,
Windom, Fulda, Worthington and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 17. Beginning at a point on Route No. 16 at Fulda and thence extending in
a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 12 at Granite Falls, affording Fulda, Slayton,
Garvin, Marshall, Granite Falls and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 18. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Elk River and thence extending
in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 2 easterly of Brainerd, affording Elk River,
Princeton, Milaca, Onamia and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 19. Beginning at a point on Route No. 2 at Brainerd and thence extending in
a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 8 at Cass Lake, affording Brainerd, Pine
River, Walker, Cass Lake and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 20. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota
and Iowa near Canton and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route
No. 9 at or near Preston and thence extending in a northwesterly direction along said Route
No. 9 to a point on said route at Fountain and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to
a point on Route No. 3 in the town of Douglas, Dakota County (T. 113, R. 17 W.) affording
Canton, Harmony, Preston, Fountain, Chatfield, Oronoco, Pine Island, Zumbrota, Cannon Falls
and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 21. Beginning at a point on Route No. 20 at Zumbrota and thence extending in a
westerly direction to a point on Route No. 5 at St. Peter, affording Zumbrota, Kenyon, Faribault,
Le Sueur Center, Cleveland, St. Peter and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable
means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 22. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 at St. Peter and thence extending in a
northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 4 at Paynesville, affording St. Peter, Gaylord,
Glencoe, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Paynesville and intervening and adjacent communities a
reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 23. Beginning at a point on Route No. 4 at Paynesville and thence extending in a
northeasterly direction through the village of Richmond, Coldspring, Rockville and Waite Park to
a point on Route No. 3 westerly of St. Cloud, and thence extending in a northeasterly direction to
a point on Route No. 5 southerly of Mora, and thence extending in a northerly direction along said
Route No. 5 to a point on said route at Mora, and thence extending in an easterly direction to
a point on Route No. 1 southerly of Hinckley, affording Paynesville, St. Cloud, Foley, Milaca,
Ogilvie, Mora and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication,
each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 24. Beginning at a point on Route No. 10 at Litchfield and thence extending in
a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 3 at St. Cloud, affording Litchfield, St. Cloud
and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 25. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 at or near Belle Plaine and thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 3 at Big Lake, affording Belle Plaine,
Norwood, Watertown, Montrose, Buffalo, Monticello, Big Lake and intervening and adjacent
communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within
the state.
Route No. 26. Beginning at a point on Route No. 10 at Benson and thence extending in a
westerly direction to a point on Route No. 6 near Ortonville, affording Benson, Ortonville and
intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 27. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at St. Cloud and thence extending in
a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 2 at Brainerd, affording St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids,
Royalton, Little Falls, Brainerd and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 28. Beginning at a point on Route No. 27 at Little Falls and thence extending in
a southwesterly direction to a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and
South Dakota at Browns Valley, affording Little Falls, Sauk Centre, Glenwood, Starbuck, Morris,
Graceville, Browns Valley and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 29. Beginning at a point on Route No. 28 at Glenwood and thence extending
in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 2 westerly of Wadena affording Glenwood,
Alexandria, Parkers Prairie, Deer Creek and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable
means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 30. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Fergus Falls, and thence extending in a
northerly direction to a point on Route No. 8 at Erskine, affording Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids,
Detroit, Mahnomen, Erskine and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 31. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at Ada, and thence extending in an
easterly direction to a point on Route No. 30 near Mahnomen, affording Ada, Mahnomen and
intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 32. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 easterly of Crookston and thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 11 at Greenbush, affording Red Lake
Falls, Thief River Falls, Middle River, Greenbush and intervening and adjacent communities a
reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 33. Beginning at a point on Route No. 32 at Thief River Falls and thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 6 at Warren, affording Thief River
Falls, Warren and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication,
each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 34. Beginning at a point on Route No. 2 at Detroit and thence extending in a
northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 8 westerly of Grand Rapids, affording Detroit, Park
Rapids, Walker, Remer, Grand Rapids and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable
means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 35. Beginning at a point on Route No. 18 near Mille Lacs Lake and thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point at Grand Rapids and thence extending in a
northeasterly direction to a point at Ely, affording Aitkin, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Chisholm, Buhl,
Mountain Iron, Virginia, Gilbert, McKinley, Biwabik, Aurora, Tower, and Ely and intervening
and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other
places within the state.
Route No. 36. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Fergus Falls and thence extending
in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 29 easterly of Henning, affording Fergus Falls,
Henning and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each
with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 37. Beginning at a point on Route No. 27 at Little Falls and thence extending
in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 2 at Motley, affording Little Falls, Motley
and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 38. Beginning at a point on Route No. 12 at Montevideo and thence extending
in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 28 at Starbuck, affording Montevideo, Benson,
Starbuck and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each
with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 39. Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 at Mankato and thence extending in a
southeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 9 westerly of Albert Lea, affording Mankato,
Mapleton, Minnesota Lake, Wells and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means
of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 40. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota
and Iowa at Lyle and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 7 at
Owatonna, affording Lyle, Austin, Blooming Prairie, Owatonna and intervening and adjacent
communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within
the state.
Route No. 41. Beginning at a point on Route No. 40 at or near Blooming Prairie and thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 56, hereinafter described, near Hayfield,
affording Blooming Prairie, Hayfield and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable
means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 42. Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 easterly of Rochester and thence
extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 3 at Kellogg, affording Rochester,
Elgin, Plainview, Kellogg and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 43. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 at Rushford and thence extending in a
northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 3 at Winona, affording Rushford, Winona and
intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 44. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 at Hokah and thence extending in a
southwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 20 near Canton, affording Hokah, Caledonia,
Canton and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each
with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 45. Beginning at a point on the west bank of the St. Croix River at Stillwater and
thence extending in a southwesterly direction to a point on the easterly limits of the city of St.
Paul, affording Stillwater, Lake Elmo, St. Paul and intervening and adjacent communities a
reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 46. Beginning at a point on the west bank of the St. Croix River at Taylors Falls
and thence extending in a southwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 1 near Wyoming,
affording Taylors Falls, Center City, Wyoming and intervening and adjacent communities a
reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 47. Beginning at a point on Route No. 17 at Slayton and thence extending in a
westerly direction to a point on Route No. 6 at Pipestone, affording Slayton, Pipestone and
intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 48. Beginning at a point on Route No. 17 westerly of Granite Falls and thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 6 at Canby, affording Granite
Falls, Clarkfield, Canby and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 49. Beginning at a point on Route No. 12 easterly of Montevideo and thence
extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 4 southerly of Willmar, affording
Montevideo, Clara City, Willmar and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means
of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 50. Beginning at a point on Route No. 20 at Cannon Falls and thence extending in
a northwesterly direction to a point on the southerly limits of the city of Minneapolis, affording
Cannon Falls, Farmington, Minneapolis and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable
means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 51. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 at Shakopee and thence extending in
a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 12 northerly of Shakopee, affording a connection
between said Route No. 5 and said Route No. 12.
Route No. 52. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 south of the city of Minneapolis and
thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on the westerly limits of the United States
military reservation at Fort Snelling, affording St. Paul and adjacent communities a reasonable
communication with said Route No. 5.
Route No. 53. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Hastings and thence extending in a
northwesterly direction to a point on the southerly limits of the city of South St. Paul, affording
Hastings, South St. Paul and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 54. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Elbow Lake and thence extending in a
southwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 10 at Herman, affording Elbow Lake, Herman
and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 55. Beginning at a point on Route No. 2 northwesterly of Carlton and thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point in Cloquet, affording Carlton, Cloquet and intervening
and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other
places within the state.
Route No. 56. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 easterly of Austin and thence extending
in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 21 at or near Kenyon, affording Brownsdale,
Hayfield, Dodge Center, West Concord, Kenyon and intervening and adjacent communities a
reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 57. Beginning at a point in Mantorville and extending in a southerly direction to
a point on Route No. 7 southerly of Mantorville, affording Mantorville a reasonable means of
communication with said Route No. 7.
Route No. 58. Beginning at a point on Route No. 20 at Zumbrota and thence extending in a
northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 3 at Red Wing, affording Zumbrota, Red Wing
and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 59. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota
and Iowa southerly of Spring Valley and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on
No. 3 at Lake City, affording Spring Valley, Stewartville, Rochester, Zumbrota Falls, Lake City
and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the
other and other places within the state.
Route No. 60. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at Faribault and thence extending in a
southwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 7 at or near Madison Lake, affording Faribault,
Morristown, Waterville, Madison Lake and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable
means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 61. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at Deer River and thence extending in
a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 4 at or near Big Falls, affording Deer River, Big
Falls and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each
with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 62. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Anoka and thence extending in a
southeasterly direction to a point on the northerly limits of the city of St. Paul, affording Anoka,
St. Paul and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each
with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 63. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 southerly of Forest Lake and thence
extending in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northerly and easterly limits of the city
of Minneapolis, affording a reasonable means of communication between Route No. 1 and
Minneapolis.
Route No. 64. Beginning at a point on Route No. 30 northerly of Fergus Falls and thence
extending in a northerly and westerly direction to a point on Route No. 6 southerly of Moorhead,
affording Fergus Falls, Rothsay, Barnesville, Moorhead and intervening and adjacent communities
a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 65. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at Bagley, and thence extending in
a northerly and westerly direction to a point on Route No. 32 southerly of Red Lake Falls,
affording Bagley, Clearbrook, Gonvick, Gully, Brooks, Terrebonne and intervening and adjacent
communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within
the state.
Route No. 66. Beginning at a point on Route No. 12 at Montevideo and thence extending in a
northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 26 northerly of Appleton affording Montevideo,
Appleton and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each
with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 67. Beginning at a point on Route No. 14 southerly of Echo and thence extending
in a northerly and westerly direction to a point on Route No. 17 at or near Granite Falls,
affording Echo, Granite Falls and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 68. Beginning at a point on Route No. 14 at Marshall and thence extending in
a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 6 near Canby, affording Marshall, Minneota,
Canby and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each
with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 69. Beginning at a point on Route No. 25 at Buffalo and thence extending in a
northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 22 southeasterly of Paynesville, affording Buffalo,
Maple Lake, Annandale, Eden Valley, Paynesville and intervening and adjacent communities a
reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
Route No. 70. Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 westerly of New Ulm and thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 12 at or near the village of Hector,
affording Fort Ridgely, Fairfax, Hector and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable
means of communication, each with the other and other places within the state.
History: 1969 c 11 s 1,2; 2001 c 213 s 2,30; 1Sp2003 c 22 s 1
161.115 ADDITIONAL TRUNK HIGHWAYS.
    Subdivision 1. Legislative routes confirmed. The following routes hereby and heretofore
added to the trunk highway system by the legislature under the provisions of Article 14, of
the Constitution adopted November 2, 1920, and as the same are herein amended, are hereby
confirmed.
    Subd. 2. Route No. 71. Beginning at a point on Route No. 27 in Little Falls, thence extending
in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 1, at or near Moose Lake; affording Little
Falls, Onamia, Isle, McGrath, and Moose Lake a reasonable means of communication each
with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 3. Route No. 72. Beginning at a point on Route No. 4, southerly of Bemidji and thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 11, easterly of Baudette; affording
Bemidji, Waskish, Baudette, and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of
communication each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 4. Route No. 73. Beginning at a point on Route No. 20, at or near Zumbrota, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 3; affording Zumbrota, Mazeppa,
Zumbro Falls, and Wabasha a reasonable means of communication each with the other and
other places within the state.
    Subd. 5. Route No. 74. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3, at or near Weaver, thence
extending in a southwesterly direction to a point at or near Chatfield; affording Weaver, St.
Charles, and Chatfield, a reasonable means of communication each with the other and other
places within the state.
    Subd. 6. Route No. 75. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 in Winona, thence extending in
a northeasterly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
    Subd. 7. Route No. 76. Beginning at a point on Route No. 43, at or near Wilson, thence
extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
Iowa; affording Wilson, Houston, and Caledonia a reasonable means of communication each
with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 8. Route No. 77. Beginning at a point on Route No. 43 at or near Rushford, thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 56 at or near Hayfield; affording
Rushford, Chatfield, Stewartville, and Hayfield a reasonable means of communication each
with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 9. Route No. 78. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 at or near Rushford, thence
extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 44 at or near Mabel.
    Subd. 10. Route No. 79. Beginning at a point on Route No. 20 at or near Harmony, thence
extending in a southerly direction to the line between the states of Minnesota and Iowa.
    Subd. 11. Route No. 80. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 southerly of Wykoff, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 20 at or near Preston.
    Subd. 12. Route No. 81. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 easterly of Austin, thence
extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 59 easterly of LeRoy.
    Subd. 13. Route No. 82. Beginning at a point on Route No. 40 at or near Blooming Prairie,
thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 15; affording Blooming Prairie,
Ellendale, Mapleton, and St. James a reasonable means of communication each with the other and
other places within the state.
    Subd. 14. Route No. 83. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 westerly of Mankato, thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 15 southerly of New Ulm.
    Subd. 15. Route No. 84. Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 at or near Sleepy Eye, thence
extending in a southerly direction to the line between the states of Minnesota and Iowa; affording
Sleepy Eye, St. James, and Sherburne a reasonable means of communication each with the other
and other places within the state.
    Subd. 16. Route No. 85. Beginning at a point on Route No. 16 at or near Windom, thence
extending in a southwesterly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
Iowa at or near Bigelow; affording Windom, Worthington, and Bigelow a reasonable means of
communication each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 17. Route No. 86. Beginning at a point on the line between the states of Minnesota
and Iowa southerly of Lakefield, thence extending northerly through Lakefield to a point on Route
No. 85 as herein established westerly of Windom.
    Subd. 18. Route No. 87. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 southerly of Wells, thence
extending in a southerly direction through Kiester to a point on the line between the states of
Minnesota and Iowa.
    Subd. 19. Route No. 88. Beginning at a point on the line between the states of Minnesota
and South Dakota, and on Route No. 9, thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on
Route No. 12 at or near Montevideo; affording Jasper, Pipestone, Marshall, and Montevideo a
reasonable means of communication each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 20. Route No. 89. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at or near Pipestone, thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
South Dakota.
    Subd. 21. Route No. 90. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at or near Ivanhoe, thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
South Dakota.
    Subd. 22. Route No. 91. Beginning at a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
Iowa southerly of Adrian, thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 88 as
herein established at or near Russell; affording Adrian, Lake Wilson, and Russell a reasonable
means of communication each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 23. Route No. 92. Beginning at a point on Route No. 17 westerly of Currie, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 84; affording Currie and Jeffers a
reasonable means of communication each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 24. Route No. 93. Beginning at a point on Route No. 4 at or near Redwood Falls,
thence extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 70 at or near Sleepy Eye.
    Subd. 25. Route No. 94. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3, northerly of Hastings, thence
extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota
and Wisconsin.
    Subd. 26. Route No. 95. Beginning at a point on Route No. 94 as herein established at or
near Point Douglas, thence extending in a northerly direction through Bayport and Stillwater to a
point on Route No. 46 at or near Taylors Falls.
    Subd. 27. Route No. 96. Beginning at a point on Route No. 95 as herein established at or
near Stillwater, thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 63 at or near
New Brighton.
    Subd. 28. Route No. 97. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at or near Forest Lake, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 95 as herein established.
    Subd. 29. Route No. 98. Beginning at a point on Route No. 390 westerly of Forest Lake,
thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 1 at or near the junction
of Route No. 1 and Route No. 98, thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on
Route No. 46.
    Subd. 30. Route No. 99. Beginning at a point on Route No. 21 east of Le Center, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 21 near General Shields Lake.
    Subd. 31. Route No. 100. Beginning at a point on Route No. 22 at or near Gaylord, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 3 westerly of Red Wing; affording
Gaylord, Henderson, New Prague, Northfield, Cannon Falls and Red Wing a reasonable means of
communication each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 32. Route No. 101. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at or near Faribault, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 50.
    Subd. 33. Route No. 102. Beginning at the terminus of Route No. 1 on the southerly limits
of the city of St. Paul, thence extending in a northerly direction through the city of St. Paul to the
point of beginning of Route No. 1 on the northerly limits of the city of St. Paul.
    Subd. 34. Route No. 103. Beginning at the terminus of Route No. 1 on the westerly limits of
the city of Duluth, thence extending in a northeasterly direction to the point of beginning of Route
No. 1 on the northerly limits of the city of Duluth.
    Subd. 35. Route No. 104. Beginning at the terminus of Route No. 3 on the easterly limits
of the city of St. Paul, thence extending in a northwesterly direction through the cities of St.
Paul and Minneapolis to the point of beginning of Route No. 3 on the westerly limits of the
city of Minneapolis.
    Subd. 36. Route No. 105. Beginning at Washington Avenue in the city of Minneapolis,
thence extending in a northeasterly direction through Minneapolis to a point at the beginning of
Route No. 5 on the northerly limits of the city of Minneapolis.
    Subd. 37. Route No. 106. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 in the westerly limits of the
city of Duluth, thence extending in a southeasterly direction through Duluth to a point at the
water's edge of St. Louis Bay and there terminating.
    Subd. 38. Route No. 107. Beginning at the terminus of Route No. 10 on the westerly
limits of the city of Minneapolis, thence extending in an easterly direction to a point at or near
Washington Avenue in the city of Minneapolis.
    Subd. 39. Route No. 108. Beginning at the terminus of Route No. 12 of the easterly limits
of the city of St. Paul; thence extending in a westerly direction through the city of St. Paul to a
point on the easterly limits of Hennepin County.
    Subd. 40. Route No. 109. Beginning at the terminus of Route No. 45 on the easterly limits of
the city of St. Paul, thence extending into St. Paul in a southwesterly direction to connect with
Route No. 102 as herein established.
    Subd. 41. Route No. 110. Beginning at the terminus of Route No. 50 on the southerly
limits of the city of Minneapolis, thence extending through Minneapolis and northerly to a point
on Route No. 2 at or near Aitkin; affording Minneapolis, Anoka, Ogilvie, Isle, and Aitkin a
reasonable means of communication each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 42. Route No. 111. Beginning at the terminus of Route No. 52 on the westerly limits
of the United States Military Reservation at Fort Snelling, thence extending in a northeasterly
direction through the military reservation into the city of St. Paul to connect with Route No.
102 as herein established.
    Subd. 43. Route No. 112. Beginning at the terminus of Route No. 53 on the southerly limits
of the city of South St. Paul, thence extending through South St. Paul into the city of St. Paul to
connect with Route No. 102 as herein established.
    Subd. 44. Route No. 113. Beginning at a point on the northerly limits of the city of St.
Paul, thence extending in a southeasterly direction into St. Paul to connect with Route No. 104
as herein established.
    Subd. 45. Route No. 114. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 46. Route No. 115. Beginning at a point on Route No. 112 as herein established in St.
Paul thence extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 1 southerly of Wescott.
    Subd. 47. Route No. 116. Beginning at a point on Route No. 104 as herein established in
the city of Minneapolis, thence extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on Route No.
53, thence extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 21 at or near Kenyon;
affording Minneapolis, Mendota, Hampton, and Kenyon a reasonable means of communication
each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 48. Route No. 117. Beginning at a point on Route No. 100 as herein established
easterly of New Prague, thence extending in a northeasterly direction and crossing the Mississippi
River easterly of the city of South St. Paul, thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on
Route No. 1 at or near White Bear.
    Subd. 49. Route No. 118. Beginning at a point on Route No. 45 southwesterly of Stillwater,
thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 394 in Roseville.
    Subd. 50. Route No. 119. Beginning at a point on Route No. 49 at or near Clara City, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 12 at or near Excelsior; affording Clara
City, Hutchinson, and Excelsior a reasonable means of communication each with the other and
other places within the state.
    Subd. 51. Route No. 120. Route No. 120 is hereby discontinued and abolished.
    Subd. 52. Route No. 121. Beginning at a point on Route No. 22 at or near Gaylord, thence
extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 5; affording Gaylord, Norwood,
and Victoria a reasonable means of communication each with the other and other places within
the state.
    Subd. 53. Route No. 122. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 in Mankato, thence extending
in a northwesterly direction through Nicollet to a point on Route No. 22, southerly of Gaylord.
    Subd. 54. Route No. 123. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 at or near Le Sueur, thence
extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 21.
    Subd. 55. Route No. 124. Beginning at a point on Route No. 39 at or near Wells, thence
extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 391 at or near Alden.
    Subd. 56. Route No. 125. Beginning at a point on Route No. 111 as herein established north
of the Mississippi River, thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 63.
    Subd. 57.[Repealed, 1998 c 403 s 28]
    Subd. 58. Route No. 127. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 59. Route No. 128. Beginning at the present terminus of Route No. 57 in Mantorville,
thence extending in a northerly direction through Wanamingo to a point on Route No. 20.
    Subd. 60. Route No. 129. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 61. Route No. 130. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 northwesterly of Minneapolis,
thence extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 52.
    Subd. 62. Route No. 131. Beginning at a point on Route No. 37 at or near Randall, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 27.
    Subd. 63. Route No. 132. Beginning at a point on Route No. 27 at or near St. Cloud, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 46 at Taylors Falls; affording St. Cloud,
Princeton, Cambridge, and Taylors Falls a reasonable means of communication each with the
other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 64. Route No. 133. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 northerly of Braham,
thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota
and Wisconsin.
    Subd. 65. Route No. 134. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 southerly of Grasston, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 23.
    Subd. 66. Route No. 135. Beginning at a point on Route No. 28 westerly of Little Falls,
thence extending in a westerly and southwesterly direction to point on Route No. 3 at Osakis,
thence extending in a general southerly direction to a point on Route No. 392; affording Little
Falls, Long Prairie, and Osakis a reasonable means of communication each with the other and
other places within the state.
    Subd. 67. Route No. 136. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 northwesterly of Bemidji,
thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 11 at or near Roseau.
    Subd. 68. Route No. 137. Beginning at a point on Route No. 18 northwesterly of Garrison,
thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 34 at or near Remer; affording
Garrison, Deerwood, Crosby, and Remer a reasonable means of communication each with the
other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 69. Route No. 138. Beginning at a point on Route No. 19 northerly of Walker, thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 4.
    Subd. 70. Route No. 139. Beginning at a point on Route No. 19 at or near Pine River, thence
extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 34.
    Subd. 71. Route No. 140. Beginning at a point on Route No. 11 at or near Baudette, thence
extending in a northerly direction to Lake of the Woods.
    Subd. 72. Route No. 141. Beginning at a point on Route No. 28 at or near Sauk Centre,
thence extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 4.
    Subd. 73. Route No. 142. Beginning at a point on Route No. 4 at or near Paynesville, thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota
and North Dakota; affording Paynesville, Glenwood, and Elbow Lake a reasonable means of
communication each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 74. Route No. 143. Beginning at a point on Route No. 210 westerly of Sunburg,
thence extending in a northerly direction to a point at or near Terrace, thence continuing in a
northerly direction to a point on Route No. 142 as herein established.
    Subd. 75. Route No. 144. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at or near Madison, thence
extending in a northeasterly and northerly direction to a point on Route No. 142 as herein
established at or near Barrett; affording Madison, Appleton, Morris, and Barrett a reasonable
means of communication each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 76. Route No. 145. Beginning at a point on Route No. 10 at or near Willmar, thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 144 as herein established.
    Subd. 77. Route No. 146. Beginning at a point on Route No. 49, thence extending in a
southerly direction through Maynard to a point on Route No. 12.
    Subd. 78. Route No. 147. Beginning at a point on Route No. 66 at or near Appleton, thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 6.
    Subd. 79. Route No. 148. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at or near Ortonville, thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 28.
    Subd. 80. Route No. 149. Beginning at a point on Route No. 148 as herein established at
Ortonville, thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between the states of
Minnesota and South Dakota.
    Subd. 81. Route No. 150. Beginning at a point on Route No. 12 at or near Hector, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 4 at or near Paynesville; affording
Hector, Grove City, and Paynesville a reasonable means of communication each with the other
and other places within the state.
    Subd. 82. Route No. 151. Beginning at a point on Route No. 24 southerly of Kimball, thence
extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 14 at or near Winthrop; affording
Kimball, Hutchinson, and Winthrop a reasonable means of communication each with the other
and other places within the state.
    Subd. 83. Route No. 152. Beginning at a point on Route No. 10 at or near Herman, thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 3 southerly of Breckenridge.
    Subd. 84.Route No. 153. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 85. Route No. 154. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at or near Canby, thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
South Dakota.
    Subd. 86. Route No. 155. Beginning at a point on Route No. 12 southerly of Madison,
thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
South Dakota.
    Subd. 87. Route No. 156. Beginning at a point on Route No. 394 in the city of Minneapolis
and extending in a northerly and westerly direction to a point on Route No. 62 easterly of the
Great Northern Railway.
    Subd. 88. Route No. 157. Beginning at a point on Route No. 35 on the north side of Mille
Lacs Lake, thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 110 as herein
established.
    Subd. 89. Route No. 158. Beginning at a point on Route No. 11 at International Falls, thence
extending in an easterly direction to Black Bay.
    Subd. 90. Route No. 159. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 at or near Swan River, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 4 at or near Little Fork; affording Swan
River, Nashwauk, and Little Fork a reasonable means of communication each with the other and
other places within the state.
    Subd. 91. Route No. 160. Beginning at a point on Route No. 35 at or near Tower, thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 136 as herein established southerly of
Red Lake.
    Subd. 92. Route No. 161. Beginning at a point on Route No. 58 in Red Wing, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
Wisconsin.
    Subd. 93. Route No. 162. Beginning at a point on Route No. 34 at or near Remer, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 8.
    Subd. 94. Route No. 163. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at or near Moose Lake, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 11 southerly of Orr; affording Moose
Lake, Cromwell, Floodwood, Hibbing, Chisholm, and Orr a reasonable means of communication
each with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 95. Route No. 164. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1, thence extending in a
northerly direction through Cloquet to a point on Route No. 11.
    Subd. 96. Route No. 165. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 westerly of Deer River,
thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 4.
    Subd. 97. Route No. 166. Beginning at a point on Route No. 35 at Ely, thence extending in a
southeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 1.
    Subd. 98. Route No. 167. Beginning at a point on Route No. 11 northerly of Virginia,
thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 160 as herein established
westerly of Tower.
    Subd. 99. Route No. 168. Beginning at a point on Route No. 4 near Itasca State Park, thence
in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 31 at Mahnomen.
    Subd. 100. Route No. 169. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at or near Bagley, thence
extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 168 as herein established.
    Subd. 101. Route No. 170. Beginning at a point on Route No. 32 at or near Thief River Falls,
thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 136 as herein established.
    Subd. 102. Route No. 171. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 near St. Vincent, thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
North Dakota.
    Subd. 103. Route No. 172. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at or near Donaldson, thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
North Dakota.
    Subd. 104. Route No. 173. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at or near Warren, thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
North Dakota.
    Subd. 105. Route No. 174. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at or near Erskine, thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on the boundary line between United States
and Canada northerly of Lancaster.
Any portion of Route No. 174 northerly or westerly of Lancaster heretofore established as a
trunk highway shall continue as a trunk highway until the commissioner of transportation shall
pursuant to the authority in this section contained definitely locate Route No. 174 hereunder
northerly of Lancaster. Upon the final and definite location of Route No. 174 hereunder northerly
of Lancaster then any portion of Route No. 174 northerly or westerly of Lancaster heretofore
established as a part of Route No. 174 and not included in any new designation hereunder shall
revert to the county or subdivision thereof originally charged with the care thereof but where
such road or any portion thereof so ceasing to be a trunk highway had its origin as a state trunk
highway it shall become a county road unless the same lies within the corporate limits of any city
in which event it shall become a street of such city.
    Subd. 106. Route No. 175. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at or near Crookston, thence
extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 6 northerly of Hendrum.
    Subd. 107. Route No. 176. Beginning at a point on Route No. 175 as herein established
at or near Halstad, thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between the
states of Minnesota and North Dakota.
    Subd. 108. Route No. 177. Beginning at a point on Route No. 32 southerly of Red Lake
Falls, thence extending in a southerly direction to point on Route No. 182.
    Subd. 109. Route No. 178. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 near Crookston, thence
extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 177 as herein established at
or near Fertile.
    Subd. 110. Route No. 179. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at or near Ada, thence
extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 64 at or near Barnesville.
    Subd. 111. Route No. 180. Beginning at a point on Route No. 392 southwest or west of
Ashby, thence extending in a general northerly or northeasterly direction to a point on Route No.
153 as herein established at or near Ashby, thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a point
on Route No. 181 as herein established at or near Ottertail.
    Subd. 112. Route No. 181. Beginning at a point on Route No. 36 at or near Henning, thence
extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 2 at or near Perham.
    Subd. 113. Route No. 182. Beginning at a point on Route No. 30 at or near Lake Lizzie,
thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 64 at or near Barnesville.
    Subd. 114. Route No. 183. Beginning at a point on Route No. 36 east of Henning, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 2 at or near Staples.
    Subd. 115. Route No. 184. Beginning at a point on Route No. 29 at or near Deer Creek,
thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 2.
    Subd. 116. Route No. 185. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at Sandstone, thence
extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 103 as herein established in Duluth.
    Subd. 117. Route No. 186. Beginning at a point on Route No. 110 as herein established,
thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 185 as herein established at or
near Askov; affording Isle, Finlayson, and Askov, a reasonable means of communication each
with the other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 118. Route No. 187. Beginning at a point on Route No. 18 at or near Elk River, thence
extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 117 as herein established.
    Subd. 119. Route No. 188. Beginning at a point on Route No. 69 at Buffalo, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 110 as herein established.
    Subd. 120. Route No. 189. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 southerly of Mora, thence
extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 132 as herein established.
    Subd. 121. Route No. 190. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at or near Wheaton, thence
extending in a southwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 28 at or near Browns Valley.
    Subd. 122. Route No. 191. Beginning at a point on Route No. 190 as herein established
southwesterly of Wheaton, thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on the line between
the states of Minnesota and South Dakota.
    Subd. 123. Route No. 192. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at or near Hinckley, thence
extending in an easterly direction to the line between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
    Subd. 124. Route No. 193. Beginning at a point on Route No. 2 at or near Motley, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 34 westerly of Walker.
    Subd. 125. Route No. 194. Beginning at a point on Route No. 117 as herein established at
or near Mendota, thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 102
as herein established.
    Subd. 126. Route No. 195. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at or near Albert Lea, thence
extending in a southwesterly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota
and Iowa.
    Subd. 127. Route No. 196. Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at or near Grand Rapids,
thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 160 as herein established;
affording Grand Rapids and Big Fork a reasonable means of communication each with the other
and other places within the state.
    Subd. 128. Route No. 197. Beginning at a point on Route No. 4 southerly of Park Rapids,
thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 139 as herein established
easterly of Backus.
    Subd. 129. Route No. 198. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 at or near LaCrescent, thence
extending in a southerly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and Iowa.
    Subd. 130. Route No. 199. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 at or near Austin, thence
extending in a southwesterly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota
and Iowa.
    Subd. 131. Route No. 200. Beginning at a point on Route No. 4 at or near Itasca State Park,
thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 30 at or near Waubun.
    Subd. 132. Route No. 201. Beginning at a point on Route No. 82, as herein established,
near Waldorf, thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 39 at or
near Mankato.
    Subd. 133. Route No. 202. Beginning at a point on Route No. 11 at or near Eveleth, thence
extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 35 at Gilbert.
    Subd. 134. Route No. 203. Beginning at a point on Route No. 11 westerly of Duluth, thence
extending in a southeasterly direction through Proctor and Duluth to the water's edge of St.
Louis Bay, and there terminating.
    Subd. 135. Route No. 204. Beginning at a point on Route No. 11, westerly of Duluth, thence
extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 103, as herein established in Duluth.
    Subd. 136. Route No. 205. Beginning at a point on Route No. 54, easterly of Herman, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 29, at or near Alexandria.
    Subd. 137. Route No. 206. Beginning at a point on Route No. 30, at or near Pelican Rapids,
thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 181, as herein established,
southerly of Perham.
    Subd. 138. Route No. 207. Beginning at a point on Route No. 2, at or near Frazee, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 4 at or near Menahga.
    Subd. 139. Route No. 208. Beginning at a point on Route No. 28 at or near Starbuck, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 3 at or near Garfield.
    Subd. 140. Route No. 209. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at or near Becker, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 18, at or near Brainerd; affording
Becker, Foley, Gilman, Pierz and Brainerd, a reasonable means of communication each with the
other and other places within the state.
    Subd. 141. Route No. 210. Beginning at a point on Route No. 10 at or near Benson, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 4 at or near New London.
    Subd. 142. Route No. 211. Beginning at a point on Route No. 64 at or near Barnesville,
thence extending in a southwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 3 at or near Breckenridge.
    Subd. 143. Route No. 212. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at or near Robbinsdale,
thence extending in a northeasterly and easterly direction to a point on Route No. 62 easterly of
New Brighton, affording necessary and reasonable means of communication to industrial areas
engaged in the manufacture of essential war materials, and bringing into the Trunk Highway
System an important route a portion of which has been heretofore improved with federal aid,
and all which has been approved for surveys and plans with federal funds by the Public Roads
Administration.
    Subd. 144. Route No. 213. Beginning at a point on Route No. 185 in Duluth, thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on the line between the states of Minnesota and
Wisconsin.
    Subd. 145. Route No. 214. Beginning at a point on Constitutional Route No. 3, now known
as Trunk Highway 61 in the city of Wabasha, Minnesota, thence northerly to a point on the line
between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
    Subd. 146. Route No. 215. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1, at or near Carlton; thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 185.
    Subd. 147. Route No. 216. Beginning at a point on Route No. 35, at or near Hibbing; thence
extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 11 southerly of Eveleth.
    Subd. 148. Route No. 217. Beginning at a point on Route No. 159, at or near Littlefork;
thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 11.
    Subd. 149. Route No. 218. Beginning at a point on Route No. 11, westerly of Roseau; thence
extending in a westerly direction thence in a general northerly direction to reach the international
boundary near Pinecreek.
    Subd. 150. Route No. 219. Beginning at a point on Route No. 170 easterly of Thief River
Falls; thence extending in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 136 westerly
of Grygla.
    Subd. 151. Route No. 220. Beginning at a point on Route No. 175 at or near Climax; thence
extending in a general northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 8 at or near East Grand
Forks; thence continuing in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 173 westerly of
Warren; thence continuing in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 172 westerly
of Donaldson.
    Subd. 152. Route No. 221. Beginning at a point on Route No. 166 in Ely; thence extending
in a general northeasterly direction to a point north of the center of Section 20, Township 63
North, Range 11 West.
    Subd. 153. Route No. 222. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Oklee; thence extending in
a general southerly direction to a point on Route No. 65.
    Subd. 154. Route No. 223. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Leonard; thence extending
in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 65.
    Subd. 155.[Repealed, 2005 c 7 s 1]
    Subd. 156. Route No. 225. Beginning at a point in Section 5, Township 140 North, Range 37
West; thence extending in a general southerly direction to a point on Route No. 34.
    Subd. 157. Route No. 226. Beginning at a point in Section 10, Township 140 North, Range
34 West; thence extending in a general southerly direction to a point on Route No. 34.
    Subd. 158. Route No. 227. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Nimrod; thence extending
in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 4.
    Subd. 159. Route No. 228. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Vergas; thence extending in
a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 2.
    Subd. 160. Route No. 229. Beginning at a point on Route No. 64 southerly of Barnesville;
thence extending in a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 30, at or near Pelican
Rapids.
    Subd. 161. Route No. 230. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6, at or near Moorhead;
thence extending in a general westerly direction to a point on the boundary between the states of
Minnesota and North Dakota.
    Subd. 162.Route No. 231. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 163.[Repealed, 1996 c 456 s 24]
    Subd. 164.[Repealed, 2001 c 213 s 29]
    Subd. 165. Route No. 234. Beginning at a point on Route No. 138 westerly of Laporte;
thence extending in a general southerly direction to a point on Route No. 34, at or near Akeley.
    Subd. 166. Route No. 235. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Urbank; thence extending
in a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 29.
    Subd. 167.Route No. 236. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 168. Route No. 237. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to New Munich; thence
extending in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 3.
    Subd. 169. Route No. 238. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 westerly of Albany; thence
extending in a general northerly direction to a point at or near Upsala; thence continuing in a
northerly direction to a point on Route No. 28 westerly of Little Falls.
    Subd. 170. Route No. 239. Beginning at a point on Route No. 27, at or near Sauk Rapids;
thence extending in a general southwesterly direction crossing the Mississippi River; thence
continuing in a general southerly direction to a point on Route No. 3 at or near St. Cloud.
    Subd. 171. Route No. 240. Beginning at a point on Route No. 69, at or near Annandale;
thence extending in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 3.
    Subd. 172. Route No. 241. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to St. Michael; then extending
in a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 392.
    Subd. 173. Route No. 242. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at or near Anoka, thence
extending in a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 5.
    Subd. 174. Route No. 243. Beginning at a point on Route No. 95 southerly of Route No.
46; thence extending in a general southeasterly direction to a point on the boundary between the
states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
    Subd. 175. Route No. 244. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 southerly of White
Bear Lake; thence extending in a general easterly and northerly direction to a point at or near
Mahtomedi; thence continuing in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 96.
    Subd. 176. Route No. 245. Beginning at a point at or near the junction of Route No. 3 and
Route No. 20; thence extending in a general westerly direction to a point on Route No. 50.
    Subd. 177. Route No. 246. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Nerstrand; thence extending
in a general northerly direction to a point westerly of Dennison; thence continuing in a general
northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 1 at or near Northfield.
    Subd. 178. Route No. 247. Beginning at a point on Route No. 59 southerly of Zumbro Falls;
thence extending in a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 42 at or near Plainview.
    Subd. 179. Route No. 248. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Altura; thence extending
in a general easterly direction to a point in or adjacent to Rollingstone; thence continuing in a
general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 3.
    Subd. 180. Route No. 249. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 181. Route No. 250. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9, at or near Lanesboro; thence
extending in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 77.
    Subd. 182. Route No. 251. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1, at or near Clarks Grove;
thence extending in a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 40.
    Subd. 183. Route No. 252. Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 westerly of Austin; thence
extending northeasterly to a point on Route No. 40 northerly of the south line of Section 34,
Township 103 North, Range 18 West, Mower County, Minnesota; thence extending southeasterly
to a point on Route No. 9 in or near Austin; thence extending easterly along Route No. 9 to a point
in or near Austin and thence southerly and westerly to a point on Route No. 40 in or near Austin.
    Subd. 184. Route No. 253. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Bricelyn, thence extending
in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 391.
    Subd. 185. Route No. 254. Beginning at a point on Route No. 391 easterly of Blue Earth,
thence extending in a general southerly direction to a point in or adjacent to Frost.
    Subd. 186. Route No. 255. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5, at or near Winnebago;
thence extending in a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 39, at or near Wells.
    Subd. 187. Route No. 256. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Good Thunder; thence
extending in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 5 in Mankato; thence continuing
in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 122, in or adjacent to North Mankato;
thence continuing in a general northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 5 in Mankato.
    Subd. 188. Route No. 257. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Hanska; thence extending
in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 15.
    Subd. 189. Route No. 258. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Comfrey; thence extending
in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 7.
    Subd. 190. Route No. 259. Beginning at a point on Statutory Route No. 100, at or near
Henderson; thence extending in a general southeasterly direction to a point on Statutory Route
No. 123, at or near Le Sueur.
    Subd. 191. Route No. 260. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 southwesterly of Shakopee,
thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on proposed Route No. 12, thence extending
in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 5 at or near Edina.
    Subd. 192.[Repealed, 1996 c 456 s 24]
    Subd. 193. Route No. 262. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Granada; thence extending
in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 9 easterly of Fairmont.
    Subd. 194. Route No. 263. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Ceylon; thence extending
in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 391 westerly of Fairmont.
    Subd. 195. Route No. 264. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Round Lake; thence
extending in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 391 easterly of Worthington.
    Subd. 196. Route No. 265. Beginning at a point on Route No. 85 northeasterly of Bigelow;
thence extending in a southerly direction to a point on the boundary between the states of
Minnesota and Iowa.
    Subd. 197.[Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 22 s 3]
    Subd. 198. Route No. 267. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Iona; thence extending in a
general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 17, at or near Slayton.
    Subd. 199.[Repealed, 2005 c 5 s 1]
    Subd. 200. Route No. 269. Beginning at a point on Route No. 88, at or southerly of Jasper;
thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on the boundary between the states of
Minnesota and South Dakota.
    Subd. 201. Route No. 270. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Hills; thence extending in a
general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 6.
    Subd. 202. Route No. 271. Beginning at a point on the boundary between the states of
Minnesota and South Dakota near the northwest corner of Section 30, Township 113 North,
Range 46 West; thence extending in an easterly and southerly direction to a point in or adjacent to
Hendricks; thence continuing in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 90.
    Subd. 203. Route No. 272. Beginning at a point on Route No. 14 northerly of Milroy; thence
extending in a southerly and easterly direction to a point on Route No. 4 south of Redwood Falls;
thence continuing in an easterly direction to a point on Route No. 93, in or adjacent to Morgan.
    Subd. 204.[Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 22 s 3]
    Subd. 205. Route No. 274. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Wood Lake; thence
extending in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 67.
    Subd. 206. Route No. 275. Beginning at a point in or adjacent to Boyd; thence extending in
a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 12.
    Subd. 207. Route No. 276. Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the states
of Minnesota and South Dakota westerly of Marietta, thence extending in an easterly direction
to a point in or adjacent to Marietta, thence extending in a general easterly direction to a point
on Route No. 6.
    Subd. 208. Route No. 277. Beginning at a point on Route No. 49 northerly of Maynard;
thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 145.
    Subd. 209. Route No. 278. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 210. Route No. 279. Beginning at a point on Route No. 384 in Minneapolis, thence
extending in a general southerly direction across the Minnesota River to a point at 138th Street
in Apple Valley.
    Subd. 211. Route No. 280. Beginning at a point on St. Anthony Avenue in St. Paul; thence
extending in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 63, at or near New Brighton.
    Subd. 212. Route No. 281. Beginning at a point on Route No. 203 in Duluth, at or near its
westerly junction with Route No. 103; thence extending in a northeasterly direction through
Duluth to a point on Route No. 103 in the northeasterly portion of Duluth.
    Subd. 213. Route No. 282. Beginning at a point on Route No. 5, at or near Jordan; thence
extending in a general northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 117 westerly of Spring Lake.
    Subd. 214. Route No. 283. Beginning at a point on Route No. 30, at or near Waubun; thence
extending in a general westerly direction to a point on Route No. 177.
    Subd. 215. Route No. 284. Beginning at a point on Route No. 121, at or near Waconia;
thence extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 12.
    Subd. 216. Route No. 285. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 217. Route No. 286. Beginning at a point on Route No. 196, at or near Marcell; thence
extending in a westerly direction to a point on Route No. 61.
    Subd. 218. Route No. 287. Beginning at a point on Route No. 28, at or near Grey Eagle;
thence extending in a general northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 4.
    Subd. 219. Route No. 288. Beginning at a point on Route No. 242 in the city of Anoka,
thence extending in a general northerly direction to a point at or in the grounds of the Anoka
Metro Regional Treatment Center.
    Subd. 220. Route No. 289. Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at or near Moose Lake;
thence extending in a general southeasterly direction to a point at or in the grounds of the Moose
Lake Regional Treatment Center.
    Subd. 221. Route No. 290. Beginning at a point on Route No. 19 south of Walker; thence
extending in a general southwesterly direction to a point at or in the grounds of the Minnesota
State Sanitarium.
    Subd. 222. Route No. 291. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3, at or near the intersection
of Vermillion and 18th Streets in the city of Hastings, thence extending in an easterly direction
to a point at or in the grounds of the Hastings State Hospital, thence extending in a general
northeasterly direction to a point on present County State-Aid Highway 54, situated in the
northwest one quarter of the northwest one quarter of Section 35, Township 115 North, Range 17
West, in the city of Hastings.
    Subd. 223. Route No. 292. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 in Red Wing; thence
extending in a general southerly and easterly direction through the grounds of the Minnesota State
Training School for Boys to a point on Route No. 3 in Red Wing.
    Subd. 224. Route No. 293. Beginning at a point on Route No. 132 in Cambridge; thence
extending in a general southerly direction through the grounds of the Cambridge State School
and Hospital to a point on old Route No. 5.
    Subd. 225. Route No. 294. Beginning at the intersection of Business Route No. 71 (old
Trunk Highway No. 71) and Civic Center Road (formerly 15th Avenue N.E.) in Willmar, at or
near the South Line of Government Lot 1, Section 2, Township 119 North, Range 35 West;
thence extending in a general easterly, northerly, and northwesterly direction into and through the
grounds of the Willmar Regional Treatment Center to the intersection with old Trunk Highway
No. 71 about 400 feet northerly of the South Line of Government Lot 1, Section 1, Township
119 North, Range 35 West.
    Subd. 226. Route No. 295. Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 in the city of St. Peter;
thence extending in a general southwesterly direction to a point at or in the grounds of the St.
Peter Regional Treatment Center.
    Subd. 227. Route No. 296. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 228. Route No. 297. Beginning at a point at or near the intersection of West Fir
Avenue and North Oak Street in Fergus Falls; thence in a general northwesterly direction into
and through the grounds of the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center; thence in a general
southeasterly direction to a point at or near the intersection of West Fir Avenue and North Union
Avenue in Fergus Falls.
    Subd. 229. Route No. 298. Beginning at a point on Route No. 21 in the city of Faribault;
thence extending in a southerly and easterly direction through the grounds of the Minnesota State
Academy for the Blind, the Faribault Regional Treatment Center, and the Minnesota Correctional
Facility - Faribault.
    Subd. 230. Route No. 299. Beginning at a point on Route No. 21 in the city of Faribault;
thence extending in a general northerly direction to a point at or in the grounds of the Minnesota
State Academy for the Deaf.
    Subd. 231.[Repealed, 1996 c 456 s 24]
    Subd. 232. Route No. 301. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3; thence extending in a
general westerly direction to the main entrance of the Minnesota State Reformatory for Men.
    Subd. 233.[Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 22 s 3]
    Subd. 234. Route No. 303. Discontinued and removed from T.H. system. See Laws 1973,
Chapter 249.
    Subd. 235. Route No. 304. Beginning at a point on Route No. 38 at or near Montevideo;
thence extending in an easterly direction to connect with Route No. 49 easterly of Montevideo.
    Subd. 236.[Repealed, 2001 c 213 s 29]
    Subd. 237. Route No. 306. Beginning at a point on Route No. 35 at or near Gilbert; thence
extending in a general northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 35 at or near Biwabik.
    Subd. 238. Route No. 307. Beginning at a point on Constitutional Route No. 8 at or near
East Grand Forks; thence extending in a general westerly direction to a point on the boundary
between the states of North Dakota and Minnesota.
    Subd. 239. Route No. 308. Beginning at a point on Constitutional Route No. 11 westerly
of Fox; thence running in a general northerly direction to a point on Statutory Route No. 218
at or near Ross.
    Subd. 240. Route No. 309. Beginning at a point on Route No. 18 at or near Brainerd, thence
extending in a general northwesterly direction to a point at or in the grounds of the Brainerd
State School and Hospital, thence extending in a general southerly direction to a point on Route
No. 18 at or near Brainerd.
    Subd. 241. Route No. 310. Beginning at a point on Route No. 11 at or near Roseau, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on the boundary line between the State of Minnesota
and the Province of Manitoba, Canada.
    Subd. 242. Route No. 311. Beginning at a point on Route No. 289 at or near the entrance
to the Moose Lake State Hospital, thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route
No. 390.
    Subd. 243. Route No. 312. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 244. Route No. 313. Beginning at a point on Route No. 11 at or near Warroad, thence
extending in a northerly direction to a point on the boundary between the State of Minnesota and
the Province of Manitoba, Canada.
    Subd. 245. Route No. 314. Beginning at a point on Route No. 110 southerly of St. Francis,
thence extending in a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 5, thence extending in a
general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 1 at or near Forest Lake, provided, however,
that such route shall not be established, constructed or marked until receipt by the adjutant general
of Minnesota of the authority from the proper federal agency to proceed with the acquisition of
land for the construction of the proposed Bethel airport affording Bethel Airport a reasonable
means of communication with other places within the state.
    Subd. 246. Route No. 315. Beginning at a point on Route No. 158 in International Falls,
thence extending in a general northerly direction to the boundary line between the State of
Minnesota and the Province of Ontario, Canada.
    Subd. 247. Route No. 316. Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at or near Hastings, thence
extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 3 at or near Red Wing.
    Subd. 248. Route No. 317. Beginning at a point on Route No. 220 westerly of Stephen in
Marshall County, thence extending in a westerly direction to the boundary line between the state
of Minnesota and the state of North Dakota.
    Subd. 249. Route No. 318. Discontinued and removed from T.H. system. See Laws 1974,
Chapter 151.
    Subd. 250. Route No. 319. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 in the city of Ortonville;
thence in a general northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 148 in Ortonville.
    Subd. 251. Route No. 320. Beginning at a point on Route No. 116, easterly of Nerstrand;
thence extending in a general westerly direction to a point on Route No. 246 in or adjacent to
Nerstrand.
    Subd. 252. Route No. 321. Beginning at a point on Route No. 22 in Eden Valley, thence
extending in a general northerly direction, so as to run easterly of Horse Shoe Lake, to a point on
Route No. 23 in Richmond.
    Subd. 253.[Repealed, 2001 c 213 s 29]
    Subd. 254. Route No. 323. Beginning at a point on Route No. 298 at or near the intersection
of Route No. 298 and Barron Road; thence extending westerly, southerly and northeasterly to
a point on Route No. 298.
    Subd. 255. Route 324A. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 in Hallock; thence extending in
a general westerly direction following generally the location of present County State-Aid Highway
3 to a point on the boundary line between the state of Minnesota and the state of North Dakota.
    Subd. 256. Route No. 325. Beginning at a point on Constitutional Route No. 11 in Baudette,
thence extending in a northerly and northeasterly direction to the boundary line between the state
of Minnesota and the Province of Ontario, Canada.
    Subd. 257.[Repealed, 1996 c 456 s 24]
    Subd. 258. Route No. 327. [Discontinued and removed]
    Subd. 259. Route No. 328. Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 in Hallock; thence extending
in a general easterly direction to a point on Route No. 174, northerly of Lake Bronson.
    Subd. 260. Route No. 329. Beginning at a point on Route No. 144 in or near Morris; thence
extending in an easterly direction into and through the grounds of the West Central School and
Experiment Station of the University of Minnesota and terminating at the east boundary thereof.
    Subd. 261. Route No. 330. Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 westerly of Lamberton;
thence extending into and through the grounds of the Southwest Experiment Station of the
University of Minnesota; thence back to a point on Route No. 7.
    Subd. 262.[Repealed, 1996 c 455 art 3 s 34]
    Subd. 263. Route No. 332. Beginning at a point on Koochiching County State-Aid Highway
102 at its intersection with Constitutional Route No. 4 and Constitutional Route No. 11,
southwesterly of International Falls, thence extending in a general easterly direction generally
along the present route of said State-Aid Highway 102 to its junction with Constitutional Route
No. 11 southeasterly of International Falls, thence extending in a general northerly direction
generally along the present route of County State-Aid Highway 114, a distance of approximately
2-1/2 miles, thence continuing in a general northerly direction to legislative Route No. 158 east
of International Falls.
    Subd. 264. Route No. 333. Beginning at a point on Route 392 in Hennepin County, thence
extending in a generally easterly direction to a point on Route 394 in Anoka or Ramsey county.
    Subd. 265. Route No. 334. Beginning at a point on Route No. 116 at or near Inver Grove
Heights; thence extending in a general northerly direction to a point on Route No. 102 at or
near St. Paul.
    Subd. 266. Route No. 335. Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 near St. Peter; thence
extending in a southerly direction to a point at or in the grounds of the St. Peter Regional
Treatment Center.
    Subd. 267. Route No. 336. Beginning at a point on Route No. 2 at or near Dilworth; thence
extending in a general southerly direction following generally the location of present County
State-Aid Highway 11 to a point on Route No. 392.
    Subd. 268. Route No. 337. From a point on Route No. 2 in the city of Brainerd thence
extending southwesterly to its intersection with new, marked Trunk Highway 371 as signed on
May 30, 2001.
    Subd. 269. Route No. 338. Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 easterly of Rochester and
thence extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 391.
History: 1957 c 19 s 3; 1957 c 287 s 3; 1957 c 943 s 46; 1959 c 381 s 1-3; 1959 c 426 s 1;
Ex1959 c 43 s 1; 1961 c 431 s 1; 1961 c 451 s 1; 1961 c 498 s 1; 1963 c 884 s 15; 1965 c 207 s
1,2; 1967 c 421 s 1; Ex1967 c 12 s 1,2; 1971 c 488 s 1; 1971 c 492 s 1-3; 1971 c 635 s 1; 1971 c
639 s 1; 1971 c 858 s 1,2; Ex1971 c 48 s 21; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1973 c 249 s 1; 1974 c 123 s 1;
1974 c 151 s 1; 1974 c 265 s 2; 1974 c 287 s 1; 1974 c 386 s 1; 1975 c 214 s 1; 1976 c 2 s 172;
1976 c 62 s 1; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1977 c 80 s 1,3; 1978 c 472 s 1,2; 1980 c 533 s 3-5; 1981 c 209 s
2; 1982 c 617 s 2,3; 1986 c 454 s 5 subd 3; 1987 c 384 art 1 s 49,55; 1988 c 565 s 2-4; 1989 c
169 s 1; 1990 c 384 s 1 subd 3; 1991 c 339 s 10,11; 1992 c 396 s 1; 1993 c 289 s 2 subd 3; 1994 c
408 s 1; 1998 c 403 s 10; 1999 c 230 s 7; 2001 c 213 s 3,5; 1Sp2003 c 22 s 2; 2005 c 6 s 1
NOTE: Subdivision 48 was amended by Laws 2001, chapter 213, section 4, effective upon
satisfaction of the conditions indicated in Laws 2001, chapter 213, section 4, the effective date.
On the effective date, the subdivision, as amended, will read as follows:
"Subd. 48. Route No. 117. Beginning at a point on Route No. 100 as herein established
easterly of New Prague, thence extending in a northeasterly direction, thence extending in a
northerly direction to a point on Route No. 393."
NOTE: Subdivision 87 was amended by Laws 1998, chapter 403, section 11, effective upon
satisfaction of the conditions indicated in Laws 1998, chapter 403, section 30. On the effective
date, the subdivision, as amended, will read as follows:
"Subd. 87. Route No. 156. Beginning at a point on Route No. 105 in the city of Minneapolis
and extending in a northerly and westerly direction to a point on Route No. 62 at or near the
city of Coon Rapids."
NOTE: Subdivision 173 is repealed by Laws 2006, chapter 234, section 8, subdivision 1,
effective upon satisfaction of the conditions indicated in Laws 2006, chapter 234, section 8.
NOTE: Subdivision 175 is repealed by Laws 2001, chapter 213, section 29, effective upon
satisfaction of the conditions indicated in Laws 2001, chapter 213, section 29.
NOTE: Subdivision 225 is repealed by Laws 2006, chapter 234, section 8, subdivision 2,
effective upon satisfaction of the conditions indicated in Laws 2006, chapter 234, section 8.
161.117 TRUNK HIGHWAYS; ADDITIONAL ROUTES.
    Subdivision 1. New routes added. There may be added by order of the commissioner of
transportation to the trunk highway system new routes described as follows:
    Subd. 2. Route No. 380. Beginning at a point on Route No. 390 at its intersection with
Shepard Road in the city of St. Paul; thence extending in a northeasterly direction generally
following along the course of Shepard Road to a point on Route No. 112; thence extending in a
northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 392 easterly of the downtown area of St. Paul;
providing a connector route between Route No. 390 and Route Nos. 112 and 392;
    Subd. 3. Route No. 382. Beginning at a point on Route No. 390 at its junction with Route
No. 111, thence extending in a general northerly direction, within the corridor of the right-of-way
already acquired on May 31, 1975, for Route No. 390, to a point on Short Line Road; thence
extending in a northeasterly direction within said corridor of right-of-way to the intersection of
Pleasant Avenue and Kellogg Boulevard in the city of St. Paul.
    Subd. 4. Route No. 383. Beginning at a point on Route No. 393 in the city of Bloomington
and continuing in a northerly direction above the present alignment of Hennepin County State-Aid
Highway 18 to its intersection with Route No. 3 in or near the city of Brooklyn Park.
    Subd. 5. Route No. 384. Beginning at a point on Route No. 393 in the city of Eden Prairie
and continuing in an easterly direction along the present alignment of Hennepin County State-Aid
Highway 62 to its intersection with Route No. 116.
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1996 c 456 s 24]
History: 1975 c 203 s 19; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1978 c 740 s 1; 1986 c 452 s 29
161.12 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.12 ADDITIONAL ROUTES ADDED; FEDERAL AID.
    Subdivision 1. Interstate system. To take advantage of federal aid made available by the
United States to the state of Minnesota for highway purposes, the following trunk highway
routes are added to the trunk highway system which routes form a part of the national system of
interstate and defense highways and may be referred to as the interstate system.
    Subd. 2. Route No. 390. Beginning at a point on the boundary between the states of
Minnesota and Iowa, southerly of Albert Lea; thence extending in a general northeasterly
direction to a point in Duluth on the boundary between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Route No. 390 shall not include any portion of Trunk Highway marked 3 from Trunk Highway
marked 110 in Dakota County to East Seventh Street in the city of St. Paul.
    Subd. 3. Route No. 391. Beginning at a point on the boundary between the states of
Minnesota and South Dakota, westerly of Luverne; thence extending in a general easterly direction
to a point on the boundary between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, near La Crescent.
    Subd. 4. Route No. 392. Beginning at a point on the boundary between the states of
Minnesota and North Dakota in or near Moorhead; thence extending in a general southeasterly
direction through the city of Minneapolis; thence in a general easterly direction through the city
of St. Paul to a point on the boundary between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin in or
near Lakeland.
    Subd. 5. Route No. 393. Beginning at a point on Route No. 392, easterly of the city of St.
Paul; thence in a general southerly and westerly direction through the city of South St. Paul; thence
in a general westerly direction to a point in Eden Prairie Township, Hennepin County; thence in a
general northerly direction to a point in the city of Maple Grove, Hennepin County; thence in a
general easterly direction to a point on Route 390; thence in a general easterly, southeasterly and
southerly direction to the point of beginning on Route No. 392, easterly of St. Paul.
    Subd. 6. Route No. 394. Beginning at a point on Route No. 390, southerly of the Minnesota
River; thence extending in a general northerly and northeasterly direction through the city of
Minneapolis; thence continuing in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 390, near
Forest Lake and there terminating.
    Subd. 7. Route No. 395. Beginning at a point on Route No. 390 at or near the intersection
of Superior Street and Nineteenth Avenue West in the city of Duluth, thence extending in a
northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 103 at or near the intersection of Superior Street
and Tenth Avenue East in the city of Duluth.
    Subd. 8. Route No. 396. Beginning at a point approximately on the intersection of
Legislative Route No. 103, also known as Trunk Highway 61 and London Road, and 10th Avenue
East in Duluth; thence extending in a general northeasterly direction and approximately parallel to
Legislative Route No. 103 to a point approximately on the intersection of Legislative Route No.
103 and 26th Avenue East in Duluth.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 12; 1961 c 473 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1975 c 203 s 18;
1978 c 740 s 2; 1982 c 628 s 1; 1984 c 477 s 1
161.121 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.122 RESTRICTIONS ON MARKED TRUNK HIGHWAY 51.
The location, designation, marking and numbering of Legislative Route No. 125, marked
Trunk Highway 51, as that route is established, located, designated, marked and traveled southerly
of University Avenue within the city of St. Paul, shall not be changed by the commissioner of
transportation.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to restrict the study of options under consideration
regarding the completion of Interstate 35E.
History: 1981 c 345 s 1
161.123 [Repealed, 1995 c 265 art 1 s 3]
161.1231 PARKING FACILITIES FOR I-394.
    Subdivision 1. Authority to construct. Notwithstanding any other law, the commissioner
may acquire land by purchase, gift, or eminent domain for parking facilities described in this
section and may construct, operate, repair, and maintain parking facilities primarily to serve
vehicles traveling the route in the interstate highway system described generally as Legislative
Routes Nos. 10 and 107 between I-494 and the Hawthorne interchange in the city of Minneapolis,
also known as I-394. Other vehicles may use the parking facilities when space is available.
    Subd. 2. Rules and procedures. The commissioner shall adopt rules and establish
procedures for the operation and use of the parking facilities. The rules are exempt from the
requirements of chapter 14. A copy of the rules that regulate use of the facilities by drivers must
be posted in each parking facility. The rules must:
(1) establish incentives, which must include preferential parking locations, to encourage
drivers of vehicles that travel I-394 and that are occupied by two or more persons to use the
facilities;
(2) define peak travel hours and provide that during peak travel hours single-occupant
vehicles be charged a surcharge to bring the parking fee for those vehicles to approximately the
same level as parking fees charged in the private parking ramps located in Minneapolis;
(3) provide preferential parking locations for vehicles licensed and operated under section
168.021;
(4) establish application, permit, and use requirements; and
(5) provide for removal and impoundment of vehicles and assessment of a service fee on
vehicles parked in violation of this section and the rules adopted under it.
    Subd. 3. Federal aid. The commissioner may cooperate with the federal government or
any agency of the federal government and may comply with the law of the United States and
regulations adopted under those laws so that federal money available for construction of parking
ramps described in the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, section 127, may be
obtained.
    Subd. 4. Agreements; leases. (a) The commissioner may make agreements with or may
lease the parking facilities to the city of Minneapolis or to a private party. The agreement or lease
may allow the city of Minneapolis or private party to operate the facilities according to the
commissioner's rules and procedures and to collect the fees established by the commissioner. The
commissioner shall require a private operator to obtain liability insurance in an amount prescribed
by the commissioner to insure the operator and the state against all claims occurring because of
the existence of the agreement or lease. The agreement may provide for reasonable compensation.
(b) The commissioner may negotiate the agreement or lease without requiring competitive
bids. The terms of an agreement or lease must be approved by the federal agency that grants
money for the construction of the facilities.
    Subd. 5. Fees. The commissioner shall establish and collect fees for use of the parking
facilities. The fees must be established and adjusted in compliance with United States Code, title
23, section 137, and are not subject to chapter 14, including section 14.386, or 16A.1285.
    Subd. 6. Enforcement. This section must be enforced in the same manner as parking
ordinances or laws are enforced in Minneapolis. The commissioner may revoke the permit or
refuse to issue a permit to a person who repeatedly violates subdivision 7 or the rules of the
commissioner.
    Subd. 7. Prohibition. A person may not park a motor vehicle in a parking facility described
in subdivision 1 except in compliance with subdivision 5 and the rules of the commissioner
adopted under subdivision 2. Violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor.
    Subd. 8. Special account. Fees collected by the commissioner under this section must
be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a special account. Money in the account is
appropriated to the commissioner to operate, repair, and maintain the parking facilities and the
high-occupancy vehicle lanes on I-394.
    Subd. 9. Loan by Minneapolis. Notwithstanding the provisions of any statute or home rule
charter to the contrary, the city of Minneapolis may incur indebtedness and may issue and sell
bonds and other obligations pledging the full faith and credit of the city to its payment for the
purpose of loaning and may loan money to the commissioner for deposit in the state treasury to the
credit of the trunk highway fund in an amount sufficient for the construction of parking facilities
described in subdivision 1 without submitting the question of the issuance of the bonds to the
electors. Except as provided in this subdivision, the bonds shall be issued and sold according to
the provisions of chapter 475. When funds are received by the state from federal aid allotted to the
construction of the parking facilities described in subdivision 1, the commissioner must pay those
funds to the city from the trunk highway fund together with any interest or inflation adjustment
thereon which is included in the federal aid.
    Subd. 10. Local approval. Subdivisions 1 to 8 are effective June 6, 1985. Subdivision 9 is
effective the day after compliance with section 645.021, subdivision 3, by the governing body
of the city of Minneapolis.
History: 1985 c 299 s 41; 1995 c 265 art 1 s 1; 1996 c 305 art 3 s 23; 1997 c 187 art 5 s 22
161.124 [Repealed, 1995 c 265 art 1 s 3]
161.1245 HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION; AUTHORIZATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Routes No. 382 and No. 392. The commissioner of transportation is
authorized to construct a four-lane parkway with limited access along the right-of-way of Route
No. 382 in the city of St. Paul. The commissioner shall not construct any highway on Route No.
382 or connection to Route No. 392 other than that described in this subdivision.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1982 c 628 s 3]
    Subd. 3. Route No. 3. The commissioner of transportation shall not authorize the
construction of any traffic lanes on Trunk Highway marked 3 from Trunk Highway marked 110
in Dakota County to East Seventh Street in the city of St. Paul in addition to those in existence
on January 1, 1978.
    Subd. 4. Route No. 396. Notwithstanding any state law to the contrary, the commissioner
of transportation shall extend, without undue delay, the interstate route commonly known as
I-35 by construction of Route No. 396 described in section 161.12 in accordance with federal
regulations for receiving federal aid made available by the United States to the state of Minnesota
for highway purposes.
History: 1978 c 740 s 4; 1982 c 628 s 2; 1984 c 477 s 2; 2001 c 191 s 2
161.125 SOUND ABATEMENT ALONG HIGHWAYS.
    Subdivision 1. Implementation. The commissioner of transportation shall implement a
noise-abatement study and noise abatement measures within or along the perimeter of freeways
and expressways in incorporated areas contingent on the availability of funding, in accordance
with section 116.07, subdivision 2a. The commissioner shall report to the legislature by February
1, 1997, on noise-abatement studies and measures undertaken during the previous calendar year
and planned for the next three years under this subdivision. The study must include a survey of
all applicable noise standards and feasible noise-abatement measures, and an evaluation of their
ability to protect citizens.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1977 c 454 s 49]
    Subd. 3. Sound-abatement measures. (a) For the purpose of this section, sound-abatement
measures include but are not limited to the following:
(1) traffic-management measures, including reduced speed limits or exclusion and rerouting
of excessively noisy vehicles;
(2) design and construction measures, including use of sound-absorbing road surface
materials, landscaping and planning, acquisition of buffer zones or noise insulation of buildings
on abutting property;
(3) enforcement of the motor vehicle source noise limits of the Pollution Control Agency and
of the federal Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety; and
(4) other measures designed for the purpose of reducing motor vehicle source noise or
reducing the effects of that noise.
(b) The commissioner of public safety shall cooperate with the commissioner of
transportation in implementing any sound-abatement measures that include law enforcement
activities.
History: 1975 c 203 s 20; 1976 c 164 s 1; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1977 c 454 s 13,14; 1978 c 791
s 18; 1981 c 357 s 49; 1983 c 326 s 1; 1995 c 265 art 2 s 16
161.13 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.13 CONNECTING ROUTES.
    Subdivision 1. Certain routes may be added. Routes conforming to the standards and
in the locations hereinafter prescribed may be added to the trunk highway system by order of
the commissioner so as to provide an efficient, practicable and economical method of meeting
situations and conditions that may arise during the periods between legislative sessions requiring
connections between trunk highways on the interstate system and other trunk highways.
    Subd. 2. Location. The commissioner may establish and thereafter construct, reconstruct,
and maintain routes connecting a trunk highway on the interstate system with another trunk
highway in the vicinity of Geneva, Medford, White Bear, Rush City, Pine City and Wyoming. If
after any such connecting route has been constructed, the trunk highway or portion thereof that is
one terminus of such route is removed from the trunk highway system but remains a public road,
the connecting route shall remain a trunk highway.
    Subd. 3. Definite and specific locations and numbering left to commissioner. The definite
and specific locations of such routes and the numbering thereof shall be fixed and determined by
order of the commissioner.
    Subd. 4. Not to exceed certain lengths. No such route shall exceed five miles in length,
and the total length of all such routes shall not exceed 25 miles.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 13
161.131 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.132 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.133 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.134 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.135 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.139 HIGHWAY DESIGNATION COSTS.
The commissioner shall not adopt a design or erect a sign to mark or memorialize a highway
or bridge, pursuant to designation by the legislature on or after January 1, 1996, unless the
commissioner is assured of the availability of funds from nonstate sources sufficient to pay all
costs related to designing, erecting, and maintaining the signs.
History: 1996 c 455 art 3 s 5
161.14 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.14 NAMES AND DESIGNATIONS OF CERTAIN HIGHWAYS.
    Subdivision 1. Capitol Highway. The following route between the city of St. Paul and the
south boundary of the state of Minnesota is hereby named and designated "The Capitol Highway:"
Beginning at the intersection of University Avenue and Highway No. 62 in Anoka County,
thence southerly along University Avenue through Minneapolis, and thence southerly along
University Avenue and Robert Street through St. Paul, thence southerly along South Robert
Street through West St. Paul, to a point at or near the northeast quarter-corner of section 19,
township 27, range 22, thence southeasterly and southerly to a point at or near the southeast
corner of section 35, township 113, range 19, thence southerly traversing in part the line between
Rice and Goodhue Counties, to Trunk Highway No. 21, thence southeasterly on such highway
to Trunk Highway No. 56, thence southerly on Trunk Highway No. 56 through Dodge Center
to Constitutional Route No. 9, now marked Trunk Highway 16, thence east on Constitutional
Route No. 9, now marked Trunk Highway 16, to the northeast corner of section 2, township 102,
range 17, thence in a southerly direction along County State-Aid Highway 19 to the junction of
Statutory Route No. 81, now marked Trunk Highway 56, thence southeasterly along Statutory
Route No. 81, now marked Trunk Highway 56, to the junction of County State-Aid Highway
12, thence southerly along County State-Aid Highway 12 to a point on the Iowa state line near
the south quarter line of section 34, township 101, range 14.
    Subd. 2. Colvill Memorial Highway. The following described highway shall be known as
"The Colvill Memorial Highway:"
Beginning at Gaylord and running thence in an easterly direction through Lonsdale,
Northfield and Cannon Falls, terminating at the city of Red Wing.
    Subd. 3. Floyd B. Olson Memorial Highway. The following described highway shall be
known as the "Floyd B. Olson Memorial Highway:"
Route No. 55, when permanently established, shall thereafter be known as the "Floyd B.
Olson Memorial Highway" in addition to its statutory number.
    Subd. 4. Theodore Christianson Drive. The following route in the vicinity of Dawson is
named and designated "The Theodore Christianson Memorial Drive" in memory of the late
Governor Theodore Christianson of Dawson, Minnesota, to-wit:
Beginning at a point on Constitutional Route No. 26, now marked Trunk Highway 12, at
its intersection with Constitutional Route No. 66, now marked Trunk Highway 119, northerly
of Appleton; thence extending in a southerly direction along Constitutional Route No. 66 to its
intersection with Statutory Route No. 144, now marked Trunk Highway 119, at or near the south
corporate limits of Appleton; thence extending southwesterly and southerly along said Statutory
Route No. 144 to a point approximately six miles east of Madison; thence continuing southerly
along present County State-Aid Highway 25 to its intersection with Constitutional Route No.
12, now marked Trunk Highway 212, at or near the westerly limits of Dawson; thence easterly
along Constitutional Route No. 12 to its intersection with present County State-Aid Highway 23
in Dawson; thence continuing southerly along present County State-Aid Highways 23 and 11 to a
point on Constitutional Route No. 48, now marked Trunk Highway 67.
Beginning at a point near the present junction of state Trunk Highway No. 40 and County
State-Aid Highway 13 in Lac qui Parle County; thence extending in a general easterly direction
along Statutory Route No. 276, now marked Trunk Highway 40 and County State-Aid Highway
20 in said county to a point at or near the city of Lac qui Parle; thence continuing in a general
easterly and northerly direction to County State-Aid Highway 33; thence continuing easterly
across the Minnesota River and Dam to its intersection with state Trunk Highway No. 59; thence
extending in a general easterly direction along state Trunk Highway No. 59 to the junction of state
Trunk Highway No. 7 in the city of Montevideo; thence extending in a general easterly direction
on state Trunk Highway No. 7 to a point at or near the city of Minneapolis and there terminating.
    Subd. 5. P. H. McGarry Memorial Drive. That portion of Constitutional Route No. 19,
known as Trunk Highway 371, in Cass County from its south junction of Constitutional Route
No. 34 to Walker is hereby named and designated as the "P. H. McGarry Memorial Drive."
    Subd. 6. Veterans' Evergreen Memorial Drive. (a) That portion of Road No. 185, known
as Trunk Highway 23 in St. Louis, Pine, and Carlton Counties, is hereby named and designated
"Veterans' Evergreen Memorial Drive" in memory of veterans of St. Louis, Pine, and Carlton
Counties.
(b) The commissioner shall install a bronze plaque with an inscription to read, "In grateful
memory of all men and women from Carlton, Pine, and St. Louis Counties who served in World
War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and all future conflicts."
    Subd. 7. Prohibition of advertisements. No advertisement or sign shall be displayed within
a distance of 300 feet from the center of the traveled part of the Evergreen Memorial Drive, but
this provision shall not apply within a municipality nor to any sign erected by public authority for
the regulation of traffic nor to any advertisement or sign upon the wall of a building in which the
goods advertised are offered for sale or the business advertised is conducted.
    Subd. 8. Commissioner may remove advertisements. The commissioner shall remove or
cause to be removed any advertisement or sign prohibited under this section.
    Subd. 9. Yellowstone Trail. The highway now marked and known as Trunk Highway 212
from the Wisconsin state line to the South Dakota state line is hereby named and designated as
the "Yellowstone Trail," and the commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking
design with which the commissioner shall mark or blaze said highway to carry out the purposes
of this subdivision.
    Subd. 10. Sioux Trail. (a) The following route is named and designated the "Sioux Trail:"
Beginning at a point in Mendota at or near the Mendota Bridge over the Mississippi River;
thence extending southwesterly along Legislative Route No. 117 to its junction with Legislative
Route No. 187; thence extending westerly along Legislative Route No. 187 to its junction with
Constitutional Route No. 5 in Shakopee; thence extending southwesterly along Constitutional
Route No. 5 to Mankato; thence extending southwesterly along Constitutional Route No. 5 to
its junction with Legislative Route No. 83; thence extending northwesterly along Legislative
Route No. 83 to its junction with Constitutional Route No. 15; thence extending northerly along
Constitutional Route No. 15 across the Minnesota River to its junction with Nicollet County
State-Aid Highway 21; thence extending northwesterly along Nicollet County State-Aid Highway
21 to Nicollet County State-Aid Highway 29 near Fort Ridgely State Memorial Park; thence
extending northwesterly along Nicollet County State-Aid Highway 29 to Renville County
State-Aid Highway 5 at the Renville County line; thence extending northwesterly along Renville
County State-Aid Highway 5 to Renville County Highway 51 at or near Franklin; thence
extending northwesterly along Renville County Highway 51 to Constitutional Route No. 14
easterly of Morton; thence extending along Constitutional Route No. 14 to its junction with
Constitutional Route No. 4 at Morton; thence extending northwesterly along Constitutional Route
No. 4 at its junction with Renville County State-Aid Highway 15; thence extending northwesterly
along Renville County State-Aid Highway 15 to its junction with Renville County State-Aid
Highway 10; thence extending northerly along Renville County State-Aid Highway 10 to its
junction with Renville County Highway 52; thence extending along Renville County Highway 52
to Chippewa County Highway 40 at the Chippewa County line; thence extending northwesterly
along Chippewa County Highway 40 to its junction with Constitutional Route No. 12 at Granite
Falls; thence extending northwesterly along Constitutional Route No. 12 to its junction with
Constitutional Route No. 66 at Montevideo; thence extending northwesterly along Constitutional
Route No. 66 to its junction with Legislative Route No. 147 at or near Appleton; thence extending
northwesterly along Legislative Route No. 147 to it junction with Constitutional Route No. 6;
thence extending northwesterly along Constitutional Route No. 6 to Ortonville.
(b) The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design with which the
commissioner shall mark or blaze the specified portions of the trunk highway routes heretofore
described over which the Sioux Trail is located, and the counties of Nicollet, Renville, and
Chippewa shall mark or blaze their respective highways heretofore described with the same
marking design adopted by the commissioner of transportation.
    Subd. 11. Arthur V. Rohweder Highway. That portion of Constitutional Route No. 1,
known as Trunk Highway 61, from Lester Park in Duluth to Two Harbors, as the same is
relocated and to be constructed on new alignment, is hereby named and designated as the "Arthur
V. Rohweder Memorial Highway."
    Subd. 12. Hiawatha Pioneer Trail. (a) The following route is named and designated the
"Hiawatha Pioneer Trail":
Beginning at Trunk Highway No. 61 on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota
and Wisconsin; thence northwesterly on Trunk Highway No. 61 to junction with Trunk Highway
No. 12 in St. Paul; thence westerly and southwesterly on Trunk Highways No. 12 and No. 5 to
Fort Snelling; thence southwesterly on Trunk Highway No. 3 to Faribault; thence westerly on
Trunk Highway No. 99 to St. Peter; thence southerly on Trunk Highway No. 22 to Mankato;
thence westerly on Trunk Highway No. 68 to Sleepy Eye; thence northerly on Trunk Highway
No. 4 to Fairfax; thence westerly on Trunk Highway No. 19 to junction with Trunk Highway No.
67; thence northerly on Trunk Highway No. 67 to Granite Falls; thence southwesterly on Trunk
Highway No. 23 to junction with Trunk Highway No. 14; thence westerly on Trunk Highway No.
14 to Lake Benton; thence southerly on Trunk Highway No. 75 to Pipestone; thence easterly on
Trunk Highway No. 30 to Slayton; thence southerly on Trunk Highway No. 59 to Worthington;
thence easterly on Trunk Highway No. 16 to Jackson; thence southerly on Trunk Highway No. 71
to the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and Iowa.
(b) The route of the "Hiawatha Pioneer Trail" designated in paragraph (a) of this subdivision
is the main route of the trail. The following routes are named and designated as the alternate
southern route and the alternate northern route of the "Hiawatha Pioneer Trail."
(c) The alternate southern route is described as follows:
Commencing at the junction of Trunk Highway No. 61, on the main route, and Trunk
Highway No. 14, north and west of Winona, thence westerly on Trunk Highway No. 14 to
Owatonna; thence northerly on Trunk Highway No. 3 to Faribault, and connecting to the main
route.
(d) The alternate northern route is described as follows:
Commencing at the junction of Trunk Highway No. 12, on the main route, and Trunk
Highway No. 10 in the city of St. Paul; thence northerly on Trunk Highway No. 10 to Little Falls,
to junction Trunk Highway No. 371; thence northerly on Trunk Highway No. 371 to Brainerd
and junction with Trunk Highway No. 18; thence easterly on Trunk Highway No. 18 to Garrison
and junction with Trunk Highway No. 169; thence southerly on Trunk Highway No. 169 to
junction with Trunk Highway No. 65; thence northerly on Trunk Highway No. 65 to Jacobsen,
and junction with Trunk Highway No. 34; thence easterly on Trunk Highway No. 34 to junction
with Trunk Highway No. 2; thence easterly and southerly on Trunk Highway No. 2 to Duluth and
junction with Trunk Highway No. 23; thence southerly and westerly on Trunk Highway No. 23 to
Sandstone and junction of Trunk Highway No. 61, thence southerly on Trunk Highway No. 61 to
North Branch and junction with Trunk Highway No. 95; thence easterly and southerly on Trunk
Highway No. 95 to Stillwater and junction with Trunk Highway No. 212; thence southerly and
westerly to Trunk Highway No. 12 on the main route in the city of St. Paul.
(e) The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design with which the
commissioner shall mark or blaze the highways heretofore described over which the "Hiawatha
Pioneer Trail" is located.
    Subd. 12a. Hiawatha Pioneer Trail; alternate route. The following route is designated as
an alternate route of the "Hiawatha Pioneer Trail":
Commencing at the junction of Trunk Highway No. 61, on the main route, and Trunk
Highway No. 58, at Red Wing, thence southwesterly on Trunk Highway No. 58, to its junction
with Trunk Highway No. 52, at Zumbrota. The commissioner shall mark the route as provided in
subdivision 12.
    Subd. 13. Blue Star Memorial Highway. Trunk Highway Routes Numbered 390, 392,
394, and 395, as described in section 161.12, are hereby named and designated as the "Blue
Star Memorial Highway."
Subject to the approval of the commissioner of transportation, the Blue Star Memorial
marker may be placed in roadside rest areas, waysides, or parking areas within the right-of-way of
the routes described in the first paragraph of this subdivision.
    Subd. 14. John A. Johnson Memorial Highway. That portion of Trunk Highway marked 5
commencing in the city of St. Paul, to Interstate Highway marked 494, and that portion of Trunk
Highway marked 169 from the intersection of Interstate Highway marked 494 to the city of St.
Peter is hereby named and designated as the "John A. Johnson Memorial Highway."
    Subd. 15. Glacial Ridge Trail. (a) The following route is named and designated the "Glacial
Ridge Trail":
Beginning at the junction of Trunk Highway No. 71, at its intersection with Trunk Highway
No. 12, in Willmar; thence extending north and northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 71 to its
intersection with Kandiyohi County Highway 90; thence extending east along said Highway 90 to
its junction with Kandiyohi County State-Aid Highway (SAH) 9; thence extending north and
northeasterly along said Highway 9 to its junction with Kandiyohi SAH 26; thence extending east
along said Highway 26 to its junction with Kandiyohi SAH 8; thence extending north along said
Highway 8 to its junction with Kandiyohi SAH 10, south of Green Lake; thence northerly along
said Highway 10 to its junction with Kandiyohi SAH 30 in Spicer; thence extending northerly and
easterly along said Highway 30 to its junction with Kandiyohi County SAH 2; thence extending
northerly on said Highway 2 to a highway easterly of Long Lake and on the north side of Irving
Township; thence westerly and southerly on the township road through Sections 4 and 5 of Irving
Township to Kandiyohi County Highway 103 to its junction with a township road running south
through Sections 6, 7, and 18 of Irving Township to its junction with Kandiyohi SAH 40; thence
west on said Highway 40, across Trunk Highway No. 23 to the junction of SAH 40 and SAH
9 in the city of New London; thence via city streets to Trunk Highway No. 9 in New London;
thence extending westerly on said Highway No. 9, to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 71;
thence southerly on said Highway No. 71 to Kandiyohi County SAH 48; thence westerly through
Sibley State Park and northerly, across Trunk Highway No. 9, to Colfax Township road running
westerly through Sections 27, 22, 21, 20, and 19, of said township, and Section 24 of Norway
Lake Township to Kandiyohi County Road 1, thence north to the township road on the south side
of Sections 13 and 14 of Norway Lake Township to Kandiyohi County Road 115 to its junction
with Kandiyohi County SAH 36 and west on said Highway 36 to a Norway Lake Township Road
running northerly through Section No. 5 to the Pope County line and there joining a township
road in Section 32 of Lake Johanna Township; thence northerly and westerly through Sections 32
and 31 to Trunk Highway No. 104; thence northerly on said Highway No. 104 to a township road;
running westerly through Sections 24 and 23 of Gilchrist Township to Pope County Highway
84; thence westerly on said Highway 84 to the west side of Section No. 15; thence northerly and
westerly on a township road through Sections 16 and 17 to Pope County SAH 8; thence north on
said Highway 8, in Section No. 8, to a township road; thence in a general northwesterly direction
on township roads to Trunk Highway No. 104.
And beginning in the Community of Terrace, in Section No. 33 of Chippewa Falls Township,
Pope County, Minnesota; thence northwesterly on Pope County SAH 21 to a township road;
thence westerly on said township road to Trunk Highway No. 104; thence along said Highway
No. 104 in a westerly and northerly direction to Pope County SAH 18; thence westerly on said
Highway 18 to Pope County SAH 17; thence northerly on said Highway 17 to its junction with
Trunk Highway No. 104; thence northerly to Trunk Highway No. 28 in Glenwood; thence easterly
on said Highway No. 28 to its junction with Pope County SAH 25; thence northerly and easterly
to the city of Villard; thence to Trunk Highway No. 28 and easterly to its junction with Trunk
Highway No. 71; thence northerly on said Highway No. 71 to the city of Sauk Centre.
And beginning in the city of Villard on Pope County SAH 28; thence westerly on said SAH
28 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 29.
And beginning at the south limits of the city of Alexandria on Trunk Highway No. 29;
thence southerly to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 55; thence southeasterly to 14th Avenue
Northeast and the adjacent Mount Lookout Rest Area in the city of Glenwood; thence westerly
on said 14th Avenue NE to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 29; thence southerly on said
Highway No. 29 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 104 in the city of Glenwood.
And beginning in the city of Glenwood at the junction of Trunk Highway No. 104 and
Lakeshore Drive; thence westerly on Lakeshore Drive into the city of Long Beach to Golf Course
Road; thence on Golf Course Road to Trunk Highway No. 29; thence on said Highway No. 29
to Pope County SAH 24; thence westerly on said SAH 24 to the Pelican Lake Road; thence
southerly on said road to Trunk Highway No. 29; thence southerly and westerly on said Highway
No. 29 through the city of Starbuck to Pope County SAH 41; thence southerly on said SAH 41 to
Glacial Lakes State Park.
And beginning on Pope County SAH 41 at its junction with Pope County Highway 74;
thence easterly on said County Highway 74 to its junction with Pope County SAH 13; thence
southerly on said SAH 13 to its junction with a township road on the north side of Section 5 of
Rolling Forks Township; thence easterly on said township road through Sections 5, 4, and 3 of
Rolling Forks Township; said road continuing as the township road through Sections 34, 35, and
36 of Barsness Township to its junction with Pope County SAH 19.
And beginning at the junction of Trunk Highway No. 104 and Pope County SAH 19; thence
southerly on said SAH 19 to the Swift County line where it becomes Swift County SAH 25;
thence on said SAH 25 to the Swift Falls Community Park.
And beginning at the junction of Swift County SAH 25 and Swift County Highway 87;
thence southerly and easterly on said Highway 87 to its junction with a township road in Section
12 of Camp Lake Township; thence easterly and northerly on township roads through Sections 12
and 1 of Camp Lake Township to a junction with a township road in Section No. 6 of Kerkhoven
Township; thence easterly and southerly on township roads through Sections No. 6, 5, 4, 3,
2, and 11 to its junction with Swift SAH 28; thence easterly on said SAH 28 to its junction
with Swift County Highway 95; thence southerly on said Highway 95 through Monson Lake
Memorial Park to its junction with Swift County SAH 18; thence easterly on said SAH 18 to the
Kandiyohi county line where it becomes Kandiyohi County SAH 40; thence on said SAH 40 to
Trunk Highway No. 104.
And beginning at the junction of Kandiyohi County SAH 36 and a township road in Section
No. 8 of Norway Lake Township; thence southerly on said SAH 36 to its junction with Trunk
Highway No. 9; thence on said Highway No. 9 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 104;
thence south on said Highway No. 104, through the city of Sunburg to the junction of said
Highway No. 104 and Kandiyohi County SAH 40; thence easterly on said SAH 40 to its junction
with Kandiyohi SAH 5.
And beginning at the junction of Kandiyohi County SAH 48 and SAH 38; thence southerly
on said SAH 38 to Kandiyohi County SAH 40; thence westerly on said SAH 40 to its junction
with Kandiyohi SAH 5; thence southerly on said SAH 5 to its junction with a township road in
Section No. 9 of Dovre Township; thence easterly on said township road through Sections No.
9, 10, and 11 to its intersection with Kandiyohi County SAH 27; thence easterly on said SAH
27 to its junction with a township road in Section No. 13 of Dovre Township; thence on said
township road through Sections No. 13, 14, 23, 25, and 36 of Dovre Township to its junction
with Trunk Highway No. 71.
(b) The respective road authorities of the highways over which the route described in this
subdivision is located shall place and maintain the "Glacial Ridge Trail" emblem, an arrowhead
design with red, black, and white colors, on the highways under their jurisdiction to adequately
mark the highways as "Glacial Ridge Trail."
(c) The state Transportation Department shall make sufficient additional markers to enable
the counties to mark those portions of the trail not maintained by the state.
    Subd. 16. Eisenhower Memorial Bridge. The bridge over the Mississippi River at the
city of Red Wing, being part of Legislative Route No. 161, is hereby named and designated
the "Eisenhower Memorial Bridge." Any plaques or signs memorializing this bridge should
be furnished by other than the Minnesota Department of Transportation and approved by the
commissioner of transportation.
    Subd. 17. Hiawatha-Appleblossom Scenic Drive. (a) The following described route is
named and designated the "Hiawatha-Appleblossom Scenic Drive."
Beginning at a point in LaCrescent on Houston County State-Aid Highway 29; thence
extending northerly along Houston County State-Aid Highway 29 to the Winona County line;
thence extending northerly and westerly along Winona County State-Aid Highway 1 to its
junction with Winona County State-Aid Highway 12; thence easterly along Winona County
State-Aid Highway 12 to its intersection with Trunk Highway marked 61 in Dakota and there
terminating. Also from the junction of Winona County State-Aid Highway 1 and Winona County
State-Aid Highway 12; thence westerly and northerly along Winona County State-Aid Highway
12 to its intersection with Winona County State-Aid Highway 3; thence easterly and northerly
along Winona County State-Aid Highway 3 to its intersection with Trunk Highway marked
61 and there terminating.
(b) The respective road authorities having jurisdiction of the highways over which the
route described in paragraph (a) is located shall adopt and place suitable marking signs on their
respective highways to adequately mark the route as "Hiawatha-Appleblossom Scenic Drive."
    Subd. 18. Voyageur Highway. The following route is named and designated the "Voyageur
Highway":
(a) Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 26 on the boundary line between the states
of Minnesota and Iowa; thence northerly along Trunk Highway No. 26 to its junction with Trunk
Highway No. 61; thence northwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 61 to its junction with Trunk
Highway No. 10 in the city of St. Paul; thence extending in a general northwesterly direction
along Trunk Highway No. 10 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 371 at Little Falls; thence
extending in a general northerly direction along Trunk Highway No. 371 to its junction with
Trunk Highway No. 210 at Brainerd; thence northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 210 to its
junction with Trunk Highway No. 169 at Aitkin; thence in a general northerly direction along
Trunk Highway No. 169 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 2 at Grand Rapids; thence
northwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 2 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 71 at Bemidji;
thence northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 71 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 11 at
Pelland; thence northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 11 to its junction with Trunk Highway
No. 53 at International Falls; thence southeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 53 to its junction
with Trunk Highway No. 61 at Duluth; thence northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 61 to the
boundary line between the state of Minnesota and the province of Ontario, Canada.
(b) The route of the Voyageur Highway designated and described in clause (a) is
supplemented by legs or alternative routes described as follows:
Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 1 at its junction with Trunk Highway No.
61 northerly of Silver Bay; thence northwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 1 to Ely; thence
southwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 1 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 169; thence
southerly and westerly along Trunk Highway No. 169 to its junction with Trunk Highway No.
53, and there terminating.
Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 11 at its junction with Trunk Highway No.
53 at International Falls; thence easterly along Trunk Highway No. 11 to its easterly terminus
near Island View.
Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 33 at its junction with Interstate Highway
marked I-35 southerly of Cloquet, thence northerly along Trunk Highway No. 33 to its junction
with Trunk Highway No. 53.
(c) The commissioner of transportation shall:
(1) adopt a suitable marking design of signs or informational plaques;
(2) effect the installation of such signs or plaques in public waysides or other public areas as
approved and designated by the commissioner.
    Subd. 19. Viking Trail. The following route is named and designated the "Viking Trail":
(a) Beginning on Clay County State-Aid Highway (SAH) 36 on the boundary line between
the states of Minnesota and North Dakota; thence easterly on said SAH 36 to Clay County
Highway 100; thence southerly through the city of Georgetown to U.S. Trunk Highway 75;
thence southerly on said Trunk Highway to its intersection with U.S. Trunk Highway 10; thence
easterly on said Trunk Highway 10 to its junction with Becker County SAH 5; thence southerly
on said SAH 5 to Becker County SAH 6; thence easterly on said SAH 6 to Becker County SAH
11; thence southerly on said SAH 11 to Becker County SAH 5; thence southerly on said SAH 5 to
the Otter Tail County line where the highway becomes Otter Tail County SAH 9; thence southerly
on said SAH 9 to Otter Tail County SAH 20; thence easterly on said SAH 20 to Otter Tail County
SAH 31; thence southerly on said SAH 31, across U.S. Trunk Highway 59, to the junction of
said SAH 31 and Otter Tail County SAH 4; thence westerly on said SAH 4 to its junction with
U.S. Trunk Highway 59; thence southerly on said Trunk Highway 59 through the cities of Pelican
Rapids, Erhard, and Elizabeth to its junction with Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 52; thence west
on said Trunk Highway No. 52 to its junction with Otter Tail County Highway 116; thence
southerly on said County Highway 116 to its junction with Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 210;
thence easterly on said Trunk Highway No. 210 through the cities of Fergus Falls and Underwood
to its junction with Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 78; thence northerly on said Trunk Highway
No. 78 to its junction with Otter Tail County SAH 83 in the city of Battle Lake; thence westerly
on said SAH 83 to its junction with Otter Tail County Highway 122; thence westerly on said
County Highway 122 to its junction with Otter Tail County SAH 35 in the city of Underwood;
thence southerly, across Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 210, through the city of Dalton and
across Interstate Highway 94 to the junction of said SAH 35 with U.S. Trunk Highway 59;
thence southerly on said Trunk Highway 59 into Grant County to its junction with Grant County
Highway 50; thence easterly on said County Highway 50 to its junction with Grant County SAH
4; thence easterly on said SAH 4 to its junction with Grant County SAH 21; thence southerly on
said SAH 21 to its junction with Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 79.
Beginning in the city of Elbow Lake on Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 79; thence easterly
on said Trunk Highway No. 79 to its junction with Grant County SAH 21; thence southerly
on said SAH 21 to Grant County Highway 36; thence easterly on said County Highway 36 to
its junction with Grant County SAH 10; thence southerly on said SAH 10 to its junction with
Grant County SAH 2.
Beginning in the city of Barrett on Grant County SAH 2; thence easterly on said SAH 2 to its
junction with Grant County SAH 5; thence southerly on said SAH 5 through the city of Hoffman
to Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 55; thence southeasterly on said Trunk Highway No. 55 to its
junction with Douglas County SAH 1 in the city of Kensington; thence northerly on said SAH 1
to the Solem Township road on the south side of Section 15 of Solem township (T. 127 N., R. 40
W.); thence easterly and northeasterly on Solem Township roads through Sections 15, 14, and 11
to their junction with Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 27; thence easterly on said Trunk Highway
No. 27 to its junction with Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 114; thence northerly on said Trunk
Highway No. 114, under Interstate Highway 94, to the junction of said Trunk Highway No. 114
with Douglas County SAH 8; thence easterly on said SAH 8 to its junction with Douglas County
SAH 82; thence southerly and easterly on said SAH 82 to its junction with Minnesota Trunk
Highway No. 29 in the city of Alexandria; thence northerly on said Trunk Highway No. 29 to its
junction with Douglas County SAH 42 in the city of Alexandria; thence northerly on said SAH 42
to its junction with Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 29; thence easterly across said Trunk Highway
No. 29 to Douglas County SAH 13 and continuing easterly on said SAH 13 through the city of
Carlos to the junction of said SAH 13 with Douglas County SAH 3 in the community known
as Belle River; thence easterly on said SAH 3 to the Belle River Township Road in Section 14
of Belle River Township (T. 129 N., R. 36 W.); thence easterly on said township Road through
Sections 14 and 13 of Belle River Township to the Douglas-Todd County Line, where it becomes
a Leslie Township Road in Section No. 18 of Leslie Township (T. 129 N. R. 35 W.); thence
easterly on said Leslie Township Road through Sections No. 18 and 17 to the Todd County SAH
1; thence southerly on said SAH 1 to its junction with Todd County SAH 36; thence easterly on
said SAH 36 to its junction with Leslie Township Road in Section No. 22 of said Leslie Township;
thence southerly on said Township Road through Sections No. 22, 27, and 28 of said Leslie
Township to Todd County SAH 10; thence easterly on said SAH 10 to its junction with Todd
County SAH 37; thence southerly on said SAH 37 to its junction with Minnesota Trunk Highway
No. 27; thence southerly on said Trunk Highway No. 27 to the city of Osakis.
Beginning at the junction of Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 27 and Todd County SAH 4;
thence easterly on said SAH 4 to its junction with Todd County SAH 11; thence southerly on
said SAH 11 to its junction with Todd County Highway 96; thence easterly on said County
Highway 96 to its junction with Todd County SAH 50 at the community of Little Sauk; thence
southerly on said SAH 50 to its junction with U.S. Trunk Highway 71; thence southerly on said
Trunk Highway 71 to its junction with Todd County SAH 2; thence easterly on said SAH 2 to
its junctions with Todd County SAH 15; thence southerly on said SAH 15 to the Todd-Stearns
County line and its junction with Stearns County SAH 24; thence southerly on said SAH 24 to
Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 28; thence southwesterly on said Trunk Highway No. 28 to its
junction with U.S. Trunk Highway 71; thence southerly on said Trunk Highway 71 through the
city of Sauk Centre to its junction with the Interstate Highway 94 and there terminating.
(b) The respective road authorities, of the highways over which the route described in this
subdivision is located, may erect and maintain the "Viking Trail" emblem on the highways under
their jurisdiction to adequately mark the route as the "Viking Trail." The commissioner of
transportation shall approve an emblem which shall consist of the lettering "Viking Trail" with the
bow section of a Viking ship on a body of water; the colors being blue on white.
    Subd. 20. Veterans Memorial Bridge. The bridge over the Minnesota River between the
cities of Mankato and North Mankato, being a part of Legislative Route No. 256, is named
and designated the "Veterans Memorial Bridge." Plaques or signs memorializing this bridge
must be furnished by other than the Minnesota Department of Transportation and approved
by the commissioner.
    Subd. 21. George Mann Memorial Highway. That segment of marked Trunk Highway
60 from Mankato to Brewster is named and designated the "George Mann Memorial Highway."
The commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway and shall erect
the appropriate signs.
    Subd. 22. Olof Hanson Drive. Legislative Route No. 299, as described in section 161.115, is
named and designated "Olof Hanson Drive." The commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking
design to mark this highway and shall erect the appropriate signs.
    Subd. 23. American Veterans Memorial Highway. Trunk Highway No. 391, described in
section 161.12 and marked as Interstate Highway I-90, is named and designated as the "American
Veterans Memorial Highway." The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking
design to mark this highway and shall erect appropriate signs.
    Subd. 24. Moberg Trail. That portion of Constitutional Route No. 46, known as U.S.
Route No. 8, that is located within Chisago County is named and designated "Moberg Trail."
The commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway and shall erect
the appropriate signs.
    Subd. 25. Paul Bunyan Expressway. That portion of Trunk Highway marked 2 from its
intersection with Trunk Highway marked 371 in Cass Lake to Bemidji, is named and designated
the "Paul Bunyan Expressway." The commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark
this highway and shall erect the appropriate signs.
    Subd. 26. Disabled American Veterans Highway. That portion of Constitutional Route No.
3, known as Trunk Highway 61, from the easterly limits of the city of St. Paul to the boundary line
between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin is designated the "Disabled American Veterans
Highway." The roadside rest area on Trunk Highway 61 at Lake City is designated the Disabled
American Veterans rest area. The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking
design to mark this highway and rest area and shall erect the appropriate signs.
    Subd. 27. B. E. Grottum Memorial Highway. That segment of Constitutional Route
No. 4 from its intersection with marked County State-Aid Highway 34 in Jackson County to
its intersection with North Highway in the city of Jackson, is designated the "B. E. Grottum
Memorial Highway." The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design to
mark this highway and shall erect appropriate signs.
    Subd. 28. Wally Nelson Highway. Legislative Route No. 330, as described in section
161.115, is named and designated "Wally Nelson Highway." The commissioner shall adopt a
suitable marking design to mark this highway and shall erect appropriate signs.
    Subd. 29. Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway. Marked Trunk Highway 14, from its
intersection with the Minnesota-South Dakota border easterly to its intersection with Olmsted
County Road 22 and then southerly and easterly along that county road to its intersection with
marked Trunk Highway 14 and then easterly to its intersection with marked U.S. Highway 63 in
or near Rochester and then northerly and southerly along marked U.S. Highway 63, as follows:
(1) northerly along marked U.S. Highway 63 to its intersection with marked U.S. Highway
61 in or near Lake City and then southeasterly along U.S. Highway 61 to its intersection with
marked Trunk Highway 60 in or near the city of Wabasha and then northeasterly along marked
Trunk Highway 60 to its intersection with the Minnesota-Wisconsin border; and
(2) southerly along marked U.S. Highway 63 to its intersection with marked Trunk Highway
16 and then easterly along marked Trunk Highway 16 to its intersection with marked U.S.
Highway 52 in or near the city of Preston and then southerly and easterly along marked U.S.
Highway 52 to the Minnesota-Iowa border,
is designated the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway."
Pursuant to section 161.139, the commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable
marking design to mark this highway and shall erect appropriate signs. The people of the
communities, having resolved to support and financially back the marking of these routes, shall
reimburse the department for costs incurred in marking and memorializing this highway.
    Subd. 30. Minnesota Veterans Memorial Highway. Trunk Highway marked 212 is
designated the "Minnesota Veterans Memorial Highway." The commissioner of transportation
shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway and shall erect the appropriate signs.
    Subd. 31. Bridge of Hope. The bridge over the Mississippi River at or near St. Cloud,
Minnesota, being a part of Trunk Highway marked 15, is named and designated the "Bridge of
Hope." The commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark the bridge and shall
provide and erect the appropriate signs or plaques. The people of the community, having resolved
to support and financially back the marking of this bridge, shall reimburse the department for
costs incurred in marking and memorializing this bridge.
    Subd. 32. Betty Adkins Bridge. The bridge over the Mississippi River in or near the city of
Elk River connecting Trunk Highway marked 101 in Wright County with Trunk Highway marked
169 in Sherburne County is named and designated "Betty Adkins Bridge." The commissioner
of transportation shall furnish and erect plaques or signs to mark and memorialize this bridge.
The people of the community, having resolved to support and financially back the marking of
this bridge, shall reimburse the department for costs incurred in marking and memorializing
this bridge.
    Subd. 33. POW/MIA Memorial Highway. Trunk Highway marked 169 from its intersection
with Trunk Highway marked 10 in or near the city of Elk River to its intersection with State
Highway marked 18 in or near the city of Garrison and State Highway marked 18 from its
intersection with Trunk Highway marked 169 in or near Garrison to its intersection with Trunk
Highway marked 371 in or near the city of Brainerd is designated the "POW/MIA Memorial
Highway." The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this
highway and shall erect the appropriate signs. The people of the community, having resolved to
support and financially back the marking of this highway, shall reimburse the department for costs
incurred in marking and memorializing this highway.
    Subd. 34. Veterans Memorial Highway. Legislative Route No. 131, marked as Trunk
Highway 115, is designated the "Veterans Memorial Highway." The commissioner of
transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway and shall erect the
appropriate signs. The people of the community, having resolved to support and financially back
the marking of this highway, shall reimburse the department for costs incurred in marking and
memorializing this highway.
    Subd. 35. Amish Buggy Byway. Marked Trunk Highway 52, from its intersection with
marked Trunk Highway 44 near the city of Prosper to its intersection with marked Trunk Highway
16 east of the city of Preston, is designated the "Amish Buggy Byway." The commissioner of
transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway and shall erect the
appropriate signs. The people of the community, having resolved to support and financially back
the marking of this highway, shall reimburse the department for costs incurred in marking and
memorializing this highway.
    Subd. 36. Czech Heritage Highway. That portion of Trunk Highway marked 13 between
the city of New Prague and the city of Montgomery is designated the "Czech Heritage Highway"
or another name reflecting the area's Czech heritage that is agreed on by the city councils of New
Prague and Montgomery. The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking
design to mark this highway and shall erect the appropriate signs. The people of the community,
having resolved to support and financially back the marking of this highway, shall reimburse the
department for costs incurred in marking and memorializing this highway.
    Subd. 37. Victory Drive. Marked Trunk Highway 22, from its intersection with marked
Trunk Highways 14 and 60 in the city of Mankato to its intersection with marked Trunk Highway
30 in the city of Mapleton, is designated "Victory Drive." The commissioner of transportation
shall adopt a suitable design for marking this highway and shall erect appropriate signs at
locations the commissioner determines. The people of the community, having resolved to support
and financially back the marking of this highway, shall reimburse the department for costs
incurred in marking and memorializing this highway.
    Subd. 38. Veterans Memorial Highway. Marked Trunk Highway 15, from its intersection
with marked Trunk Highway 60 to its intersection with the Iowa border, is designated "Veterans
Memorial Highway." The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable design for
marking this highway and shall erect appropriate signs at locations the commissioner determines.
The people of the community, having resolved to support and financially back the marking of this
highway, shall reimburse the department for costs incurred in marking and memorializing this
highway.
    Subd. 39. Dale Wayrynen Memorial Highway. That segment of marked Trunk Highway
210 located within Aitkin County is designated "Dale Wayrynen Memorial Highway." The
commissioner of transportation shall erect appropriate signs after adopting a marking design
for the signs, which suitably commemorates Dale Wayrynen, posthumous recipient of the
Congressional Medal of Honor, for heroism displayed during the Vietnam War. The people of the
community, having resolved to support and financially back the marking of this highway, shall
reimburse the department for costs incurred in marking and memorializing this highway.
    Subd. 40. Augie Mueller Memorial Highway. Marked Trunk Highway 5 from its
intersection with Highway 101 in or near Chanhassen southwesterly to its intersection with
marked Trunk Highway 19 in or near Gaylord is designated "Augie Mueller Memorial Highway."
The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway
and erect appropriate signs. The people of the community, having resolved to support and
financially back the marking of this highway, shall reimburse the department for costs incurred
in marking and memorializing this highway.
    Subd. 41. Don Rickers Memorial Highway. That segment of marked Trunk Highway
60 from Brewster to Worthington is designated "Don Rickers Memorial Highway." The
commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable design for marking this highway and
shall erect appropriate signs at locations determined by the commissioner. The people of the
community, having resolved to support and financially back the marking of this highway, shall
reimburse the department for costs incurred in marking and memorializing this highway.
    Subd. 42. Ruby L. Hughes Boulevard. The north frontage road just off Olson Memorial
Highway, from its intersection with Logan Avenue North and Morgan Avenue North in the city
of Minneapolis, is designated "Ruby L. Hughes Boulevard" subject to section 161.139. The
commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this road and erect
appropriate signs. The people of the community, having resolved to support and financially
back the marking of this road, shall reimburse the department for costs incurred in marking
and memorializing this road.
    Subd. 43. State Trooper Timothy J. Bowe Memorial Highway. Marked Trunk Highway 95,
from its intersection with marked Trunk Highway 65 in Cambridge to its intersection with marked
Interstate Highway 35 near North Branch, is named and designated "State Trooper Timothy J.
Bowe Memorial Highway." The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking
design to mark this highway and shall erect the appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139.
    Subd. 44. Otter Tail Veterans Memorial Drive. That portion of marked Trunk Highway
59 from its intersection with Otter Tail County Highway 3 to its intersection with Otter Tail
County Highway 4, is designated "Otter Tail Veterans Memorial Drive." The commissioner shall
adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs, subject to
the provisions of section 161.139.
    Subd. 45. C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway. (a) That portion of marked Trunk
Highway 371 from its intersection with Design Drive in Baxter to the unincorporated community
of Barrows, known as the Brainerd bypass, is named and designated the "C. Elmer Anderson
Memorial Highway." Subject to the provisions of section 161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a
suitable marking design to mark this highway and shall erect the appropriate signs.
(b) No advertising device as defined in section 173.02, subdivision 16, other than advertising
devices described in section 173.08, subdivision 1, clauses (1) to (7), (9), and (10), may be
erected or maintained in the area adjacent to the right-of-way of the C. Elmer Anderson Memorial
Highway. The commissioner may remove any advertising device erected or maintained in
violation of this paragraph.
    Subd. 46. 34th Infantry (Red Bull) Division Highway. Trunk Highway 390, described in
section 161.12 and marked as Interstate Highway I-35, is named and designated as the "34th
Infantry (Red Bull) Division Highway." Subject to the provisions of section 161.139, the
commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway and
shall erect appropriate signs.
    Subd. 47. Richard J. Mathiowetz Memorial Highway. Marked Trunk Highway 4, from
the north city limits of Sleepy Eye to its intersection with marked Trunk Highway 60 in St.
James, is designated the "Richard J. Mathiowetz Memorial Highway." The commissioner shall
adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs, subject to
section 161.139.
    Subd. 48. Old St. Anne's Pass. The bridge located on marked Trunk Highway 55 over
the Soo Line Railroad right-of-way in Maine Prairie township in Stearns County is named and
designated "Old St. Anne's Pass." The commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking design to
mark this bridge and erect appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139.
    Subd. 49. State Trooper Theodore "Ted" Foss Memorial Highway. Marked Interstate
Highway 90, from its intersection with marked Trunk Highway 74 in Winona County to the
Wisconsin border, is named and designated "State Trooper Theodore "Ted" Foss Memorial
Highway." The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this
highway and shall erect the appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139.
    Subd. 50. King of Trails. (a) The following described route, signed as Trunk Highway 75 on
July 1, 2001, is designated the "King of Trails": Constitutional Route No. 6 from its intersection
with the Minnesota-Canada border southerly to its intersection with Legislative Route No. 175 at
or near the city of Crookston, then Legislative Route No. 175 southwesterly and southerly to its
intersection with Constitutional Route No. 6 between the cities of Halstad and Hendrum, then
Constitutional Route No. 6 southerly to its intersection with the Minnesota-Iowa border.
(b) The commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark the highway and erect
appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139.
    Subd. 51. Bradley Waage "Brainerd Brad" Memorial Bridge. The bridge that is part of
marked Trunk Highway 6 where it crosses over the narrows of Lake Roosevelt in or near the town
of Outing in Cass County is named and designated "Bradley Waage Memorial Bridge." The
commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design that includes the words
"Bradley Waage Memorial Bridge" and/or "aka 'Brainerd Brad'" to mark this bridge and shall
erect the appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139.
    Subd. 52. Veterans Memorial Bridge. The interstate bridge on marked Trunk Highway 10
connecting the city of Moorhead with the city of Fargo, North Dakota, is named and designated as
the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking
design to mark this bridge and erect appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139.
    Subd. 53. Purple Heart Memorial Highway. (a) Except for that portion designated under
subdivision 45, the route signed as Trunk Highway 371 on July 15, 2005, from its intersection
with U. S. Highway 10 near the city of Little Falls to its intersection with U. S. Highway 2 in the
city of Cass Lake, is named and designated the "Purple Heart Memorial Highway."
(b) Subject to the provisions of section 161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable
marking design to mark the highway and shall erect the appropriate signs.
    Subd. 54. Biauswah Bridge. The bridge over the St. Louis River that is part of Legislative
Route No. 185, marked as Trunk Highway 23 on July 15, 2005, is named and designated
"Biauswah Bridge In Honor of Native American Veterans." After consulting with the Fond du
Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable
marking design to memorialize this bridge and shall erect the appropriate signs, subject to
section 161.139.
    Subd. 55. POW/MIA Memorial Highway. Anoka County SAH/County Road 7, from its
intersection with Grant Street in the city of Anoka, to its intersection with Anoka County SAH 24
in the city of St. Francis, is designated the "POW/MIA Memorial Highway."
    Subd. 56. Shawn Silvera Memorial Highway. (a) Marked Interstate Highway 35 from its
intersection with Broadway Street in Forest Lake to the point where the highway divides into
marked Interstate Highways 35E and 35W, and marked Interstate Highway 35W from the point
where it divides from marked Interstate Highway 35E to Lake Drive in Lino Lakes, are designated
as the "Shawn Silvera Memorial Highway."
(b) The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable marking design to memorialize
this highway, in consultation with and approval by the Shawn Silvera Foundation, that conforms
to the manual on uniform traffic control devices adopted by the commissioner of transportation
pursuant to section 169.06, except for the following requirements:
(1) be a height of at least 60 inches, and a width of at least 48 inches; and
(2) have a background color of blue, and have white lettering.
(c) The commissioner of transportation shall erect suitable signs as close as practicable to the
following locations, subject to section 161.139:
(1) one sign on southbound marked Interstate Highway 35 at its intersection with Washington
County Highway 2;
(2) one sign on northbound marked Interstate Highway 35W within 300 feet of the location
at which Officer Silvera was killed in the line of duty on September 6, 2005;
(3) one sign on northbound marked Interstate Highway 35 between the point where it divides
into marked Interstate Highways 35E and 35W and marked Trunk Highway 97; and
(4) one sign on southbound marked Interstate Highway 35 south of its intersection with
marked Trunk Highway 97.
History: 1959 c 210 s 1; 1959 c 500 art 2 s 14; 1961 c 669 s 1,2; 1961 c 734 s 1; 1965 c 445
s 1-3; 1965 c 556 s 1; 1969 c 346 s 1; 1969 c 480 s 1; 1969 c 1058 s 1; 1971 c 82 s 1; 1971 c 640
s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1974 c 65 s 1; 1974 c 102 s 1; 1975 c 255 s 1; 1976 c 29 s 1; 1976 c 166
s 7; 1976 c 292 s 1; 1978 c 674 s 19; 1984 c 412 s 3; 1985 c 35 s 1; 1985 c 301 s 1; 1986 c 444;
1988 c 438 s 1; 1988 c 565 s 1; 1989 c 227 s 1; 1990 c 357 s 1; 1991 c 248 s 1; 1991 c 274 s 1;
1993 c 39 s 1,2; 1994 c 395 s 1; 1994 c 457 s 1; 1995 c 19 s 1; 1995 c 50 s 1; 1996 c 272 s 1,2;
1996 c 279 s 1; 1996 c 287 s 1; 1996 c 309 s 1; 1996 c 426 s 1,2; 1996 c 455 art 3 s 6-8; 1997 c
51 s 1-4; 1997 c 159 art 2 s 7; 1998 c 254 art 1 s 58; 1998 c 290 s 1; 1999 c 16 s 1; 1999 c 42 s 1;
1999 c 86 art 1 s 83; 2000 c 279 s 1,2; 2000 c 281 s 1; 2000 c 288 s 1; 2001 c 14 s 1; 2001 c 103 s
1; 2001 c 113 s 1; 1Sp2001 c 8 art 2 s 15; 2005 c 73 s 1,2; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 3 s 4-6; 2006 c 213 s 1
161.141 NORTHWEST ANGLE, CONNECTING HIGHWAY; FEDERAL APPROVAL.
    Subdivision 1. Agreement. The commissioner of transportation may enter into an agreement
with the authorized authorities of the province of Manitoba, Canada providing for an equitable
division of costs and responsibilities to be borne by the state of Minnesota and the province of
Manitoba for the establishment, location, construction, maintenance, and operation of a highway
through the province of Manitoba, thereby connecting the Northwest Angle with other parts
of the state of Minnesota.
    Subd. 2. Required condition. The agreement shall contain an express provision that it shall
not be binding on the state of Minnesota until approved by the Congress of the United States.
The agreement shall contain the further express provision that the agreement shall not be binding
on the state of Minnesota unless the Congress of the United States appropriates to the state of
Minnesota a sum of money sufficient to pay Minnesota's share of the cost of the highway.
    Subd. 3. Implementation. Upon approval of Congress and the appropriation of money by
Congress as provided in subdivision 2, the commissioner may proceed to carry out the terms of
the agreement provided for in subdivision 1.
History: 1959 c 132 s 1-3; 1976 c 166 s 7
161.1419 MISSISSIPPI RIVER PARKWAY COMMISSION.
    Subdivision 1. Policy. It is declared to be the policy of the state and to be in the best public
interest for the promotion of public safety, recreation, travel, trade, and the general welfare of
the people to cooperate with the federal government and with the interstate Mississippi River
Parkway Planning Commission. To carry out such policy and to aid in the promotion and
securement of a scenic parkway and highway for the state of Minnesota and to aid in securing
the location of federal parks within Minnesota a Mississippi River Parkway Commission is
created. Such commission shall also work toward the planning, construction, maintenance, and
improvement of the Great River Road or Mississippi River Parkway which is to follow generally
the course of the Mississippi River and extend from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
    Subd. 2. Members. (a) The commission shall be composed of 15 members of whom:
(1) one shall be appointed by the commissioner of transportation;
(2) one shall be appointed by the commissioner of natural resources;
(3) one shall be appointed by the director of Explore Minnesota Tourism;
(4) one shall be appointed by the commissioner of agriculture;
(5) one shall be appointed by the director of the Minnesota Historical Society;
(6) two shall be members of the senate to be appointed by the Committee on Committees;
(7) two shall be members of the house of representatives to be appointed by the speaker;
(8) one shall be the secretary appointed pursuant to subdivision 3; and
(9) five shall be citizen members appointed by five citizen committees established by the
members appointed under clauses (1) to (8), with each citizen committee established within and
representing each of the following geographic segments along the Mississippi River:
(i) Lake Itasca to but not including the city of Grand Rapids;
(ii) Grand Rapids to but not including the city of Brainerd;
(iii) Brainerd to but not including the city of Elk River;
(iv) Elk River to but not including the city of Hastings; and
(v) Hastings to the Iowa border.
Each citizen committee member shall be a resident of the geographic segment that the committee
and member represents.
(b) The members of the commission shall serve for a term expiring at the close of each
regular session of the legislature and until their successors are appointed. Successor members
shall be appointed by the same appointing authorities. Members may be reappointed. Any
vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. The commissioner of transportation, the
commissioner of natural resources, and the director of the Minnesota Historical Society shall
be ex officio members, and shall be in addition to the 15 members heretofore provided for.
Immediately upon making the appointments to the commission the appointing authorities shall so
notify the Mississippi River Parkway Commission, hereinafter called the National Commission,
giving the names and addresses of the members so appointed.
    Subd. 3. Investigatory powers; chair, vice-chair, and secretary. The commission may hold
meetings and hearings at such time and places as it may designate to accomplish the purposes set
forth in this section and may subpoena witnesses and records. It shall select a chair, a vice-chair,
and such other officers from its membership as it deems necessary. The commission shall appoint
a secretary who shall also serve as a commission member.
    Subd. 3a. Gifts, grants, and endowments. The commission may accept gifts of money,
property, or services; may apply for and accept grants from the United States, the state, a
subdivision of the state, or a person for any of its purposes; may enter into an agreement required
in connection with it; and may hold, use, and dispose of the money, property, or services in
accordance with the terms of the gift, grant, or agreement relating to it. The commission may
also make grants, gifts, and bequests of money, property, or services and enter into contracts
to carry out the same. The gift acceptance procedures of sections 16A.013 to 16A.016 do not
apply to this section.
    Subd. 4. Compensation, supplies, staff. Compensation of legislative members of the
commission is as provided in section 3.101. Compensation of the remaining members is as
provided in section 15.0575. The commission may purchase supplies, employ part-time or
full-time employees, and do all things reasonably necessary and convenient in carrying out
the purposes of this section.
    Subd. 5. Staff from other agencies. The commissioner of transportation shall designate
one employee of the Department of Transportation who is an engineer or who has engineering
experience and the commissioner of natural resources shall appoint one staff member who shall
advise with and assist the commission in carrying out its functions and duties.
    Subd. 6. National Commission. The commission shall be an affiliate of the National
Commission and as a member of the National Commission may pay an annual fee for its equal
share of the planning program of the National Commission.
    Subd. 7. Program review. The commission may review the programs of the various
interstate compacts, studies, planning groups and commissions involved in water and land use
activities along the Mississippi River in Minnesota.
    Subd. 8. Expiration. The commission expires on June 30, 2007.
History: 1963 c 875 s 1; 1969 c 1129 art 3 s 1; 1971 c 653 s 1-5; 1973 c 35 s 34; 1976 c 166
s 7; 1983 c 260 s 44; 1985 c 285 s 9; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 312 art 1 s 26 subd 2; 1987 c 384 art 3 s
2; 1987 c 404 s 148; 1993 c 337 s 11; 1996 c 407 s 46; 1997 c 7 art 2 s 24; 1997 c 192 s 27; 2001
c 161 s 27,28; 1Sp2003 c 4 s 1; 1Sp2003 c 23 s 11; 2005 c 10 art 1 s 27; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 4 s 33,34
161.142 GREAT RIVER ROAD.
    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1963 c 875 s 3]
    Subd. 2. Location; construction; improvement; maintenance; acquisition of land.
The commissioner of transportation shall establish and locate the route or routes of the Great
River Road and shall thereafter construct, reconstruct, improve and may maintain same. The
commissioner may acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain proceedings, in fee or such
lesser estate as the commissioner may determine, all lands and properties needed in laying out,
establishing, constructing, reconstructing, and improving the Great River Road in Minnesota.
    Subd. 3. Inclusion within state system; controlled access. The portion of the Great River
Road in Minnesota may be part of the state trunk highway system and may be a controlled-access
highway.
    Subd. 4. Acceptance of federal funds; cooperation with federal agencies. The
commissioner of transportation may accept any federal funds made available to the state of
Minnesota for expenditure on the Great River Road. The commissioner may cooperate with the
federal government or any federal agency in the establishment, construction, reconstruction
and improvement of the Great River Road to the end that the state will obtain all federal funds
available for expenditure on the Great River Road in Minnesota. The commissioner may act as
agent for any other department of state, public corporation, or political subdivision of the state in
accepting federal aid in their behalf for the purposes expressed in subdivisions 2 to 7, and may
distribute any federal aid received by the department to other departments of the state, public
corporations or political subdivisions of the state.
    Subd. 5. Cooperation with other governmental units. The commissioner of transportation
shall cooperate with other state departments, public corporations and political subdivisions in
laying out, constructing, reconstructing and improving and maintaining the Great River Road.
    Subd. 6. Expenditures limitation. None of the provisions of subdivisions 2 to 7 shall be
construed as authorizing the commissioner of transportation to expend trunk highway funds for
nontrunk highway purposes.
    Subd. 7. Preservation of adjacent areas. The commissioner of transportation and any
political subdivision or public corporation adjacent to the Great River Road or through which
the Great River Road passes may acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain proceedings as
provided by law any lands or properties, or interests in lands and properties, lying along the Great
River Road as they deem necessary for the purpose of preserving areas of natural scenic beauty,
views of lake or riverside areas, historic sites, and such lands as they deem necessary for the
purpose of providing recreational and rest areas and facilities in connection therewith including
camping and overnight facilities. They may enter into agreements with property owners along
the Great River Road providing for restrictions on land uses along such road and providing for
compensation therefor. Such agreements may provide that the lands or properties may continue
to be used for agricultural, horticultural, forest, grazing, residential, or other purposes not
inconsistent with parkway principles and standards approved by the federal government and
the Mississippi River Parkway Commission.
History: 1959 c 411 s 1-7; 1976 c 163 s 33; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1978 c 495 s 1; 1986 c 444
161.143 [Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2]
161.144 [Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2]
161.145 [Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2]
161.146 [Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2]
161.147 [Repealed, 1974 c 34 s 2]
161.148 GREAT RIVER ROAD, LOCATION OF ROUTE.
    Subdivision 1. Commissioner's responsibility. The commissioner of transportation shall
designate, establish and locate the Great River Road described in and authorized by section
161.142, with the approval of the Mississippi River Parkway Commission and, when the location
is not on the trunk highway system, with the approval of the political subdivision having
jurisdiction of the road.
    Subd. 2. Alternate routes. The commissioner of transportation may designate, establish,
locate and mark alternate routes of the Great River Road with the approval of the Mississippi
River Parkway Commission upon highways of the trunk highway system and when not located
upon the trunk highway system with the approval of the political subdivision having jurisdiction
of the road.
    Subd. 3. Expenditures limitation. Funds shall not be expended on any alternate route or
routes provided for by subdivision 2 except to the extent of any surplus in federal funds provided
for the route designated under subdivision 1 or as provided by agreement with the United States
government.
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1978 c 495 s 5]
History: 1974 c 34 s 1; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1978 c 495 s 2-4
161.15 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.15 SPECIFIC LOCATION; LIMITATION ON DEVIATIONS.
The commissioner may specifically and definitely locate all of the routes of the trunk
highway system, but in so locating same, the commissioner shall not deviate from the starting
points or terminals as set forth in the route description; nor shall there be any deviation from the
various cities named in the routes through which such routes shall pass.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 15; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1986 c 444
161.16 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.16 TRUNK HIGHWAY DESIGNATION, VACATION, REVERSION.
    Subdivision 1. Temporary trunk highways; reversion. Until such time as the commissioner
definitely locates and constructs the several routes of the trunk highway system, the commissioner
shall select practicable existing roads along the general location of such routes and shall maintain
them for the benefit of the traveling public. Such roads shall be known as temporary trunk
highways. The road authority which had jurisdiction over such road shall, thereupon, be relieved
of responsibilities thereto; provided, however, if the definite location of the route shall be other
than the location of the temporary trunk highway, the portion of the temporary locations which is
not included in the definite location shall, upon notice of the commissioner, revert to the road
authority unless the same lies within the corporate limits of a city, in which case it shall become a
street of the city, provided that when the portion of the temporary location, which is not included
in the definite location lies within a city having a population of less than 5,000, that portion shall
revert to the county if it meets the criteria for a county state-aid highway.
    Subd. 2. Designation and location by order. The commissioner shall by order or orders
designate such temporary trunk highways, and on determining the definite location of any trunk
highway or portion thereof, the same shall also be designated by order or orders. The definite
location of such highway or portion thereof may be in the form of a map or plat showing the
lands and interests in lands required for trunk highway purposes. Formal determination or order
if by map or plat, shall be certified by the commissioner of transportation on said map or plat.
The commissioner may, by similar order or orders, change the definite location of any trunk
highway between the fixed termini, as fixed by law, when such changes are necessary in the
interest of safety and convenient public travel. The commissioner shall maintain a file of these
orders as permanent records.
    Subd. 3. Public hearing. When the county board of any county requests a public hearing
in regard to the definite location or a change in the definite location of any trunk highway
within its boundaries, the commissioner shall hold such hearing in such county before making a
determination in such matters.
    Subd. 4. Reversion or conveyance to another road authority. (a) If the commissioner
makes a change in the definite location of a trunk highway as provided in this section, the portion
of the existing road that is no longer a part of the trunk highway by reason of the change and
all right, title, and interest of the state in the trunk highway shall revert to the road authority
originally charged with the care of that trunk highway unless the commissioner, the road authority
originally charged with the care of the trunk highway and the road authority of the political
subdivision in which the portion is located agree on another disposition, in which case the
reversion is as provided in the agreement. When the reversion is to a county and a portion lies
partly within a city of under 5,000 population the entire portion shall revert to the county if it
meets the criteria for a county state-aid highway.
(b) If the portion had its origin as a trunk highway, it shall become a county highway unless
it lies within the corporate limits of a city, in which case it shall become a street of the city.
When the existing road that is no longer a part of the trunk highway by reason of the change lies
within a city of less than 5,000 population, the portion shall revert to the county if the portion
meets the criteria for a county state-aid highway. In municipalities of over 5,000 population that
portion of the road may revert to the county if the appropriate authorities of the state, county and
the various cities through which the route passes so agree. Should any city not agree that the
portion of the roadway that passes through it shall revert to county jurisdiction, the portion shall
not so revert, although the other portions of the roadway in which agreement has been reached
shall revert to county jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter or other
applicable laws and rules, the commissioner may convey and quitclaim to a county, city, or other
political subdivision all or part of the right-of-way of the existing road that is no longer a part of
the trunk highway by reason of the commissioner's order or orders. The conveyance shall be for
highway purposes, and the future cost of maintenance, improvement, or reconstruction of the
highway and the contribution of that highway to the public highway system is reasonable and
proper consideration for the conveyance. This subdivision shall apply to all trunk highways
reverted before May 29, 1967.
    Subd. 5. Damages due to vacation of former trunk highway. Damages occasioned by the
vacation of any highway or street that had its origin as a trunk highway, if vacated by the county
within one year after the commissioner relinquished jurisdiction thereof, shall be paid by the state
out of the trunk highway fund. No award of damages determined by the county shall be made for
such vacation without the concurrence of the attorney general, and no action brought to recover
damages for such vacation shall be settled or otherwise disposed of without the consent of the
attorney general. The attorney general may defend any action brought to recover damages for
such vacation.
    Subd. 6. Vacation. When the definite location of any trunk highway takes the place of
and serves the same purpose as any portion of an existing road, however established, the
commissioner may make an order vacating such portion of the road. A copy of the order shall be
served upon the owners and occupants of the lands on which is located the portion of the road so
vacated and, if the road terminates at or abuts upon any public water, a copy of the order also
shall be served upon the commissioner of natural resources. The notice under this subdivision is
for notification purposes only and does not create a right of intervention by the commissioner of
natural resources. A copy of the order, together with proof of service, or affidavit of publication if
the owners are unknown or reside outside the state, shall be filed with the county auditor of the
county in which such lands lie. Any person claiming to be damaged by the vacation may appeal
at any time within 30 days after the service of the order to the district court of the county for a
determination of damages, by serving notice of the appeal on the commissioner and filing same
with proof of service in the office of the court administrator of the district court. The appeal shall
be tried in the same manner as an appeal from an award in proceedings in eminent domain.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 16; 1967 c 436 s 1,2; Ex1967 c 11 s 1; 1969 c 207 s 1; 1969 c
336 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1981 c 209 s 3; 1984 c 535 s 1; 1984 c 655 art 1 s
31; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 1989 c 183 s 1; 1999 c 230 s 8
161.161 HIGHWAY ON COUNTY LINE, REVERSION.
Where a trunk highway which is being reverted to a lower governmental subdivision is on or
forms the line between two or more counties, the trunk highway shall revert to and remain the
responsibility of the affected counties.
History: 1969 c 342 s 1
161.162 DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Applicability. The terms in sections 161.162 to 161.167 have the meanings
given them in this section and section 160.02.
    Subd. 2. Final layout. (a) "Final layout" means geometric layouts and supplemental
drawings that show the location, character, dimensions, access, and explanatory information about
the highway construction or improvement work being proposed. "Final layout" includes, where
applicable, traffic lanes, shoulders, trails, intersections, signals, bridges, approximate right-of-way
limits, existing ground line and proposed grade line of the highway, turn lanes, access points and
closures, sidewalks, proposed design speed, noise walls, transit considerations, auxiliary lanes,
interchange locations, interchange types, sensitive areas, existing right-of-way, traffic volume
and turning movements, location of stormwater drainage, location of municipal utilities, project
schedule and estimated cost, and the name of the project manager.
(b) "Final layout" does not include a cost participation agreement. For purposes of this
subdivision "cost participation agreement" means a document signed by the commissioner and
the governing body of a municipality that states the costs of a highway construction project
that will be paid by the municipality.
    Subd. 3. Final construction plan. "Final construction plan" means the set of technical
drawings for the construction or improvement of a trunk highway provided to contractors for bids.
    Subd. 4. Governing body. "Governing body" means the elected council of a municipality.
    Subd. 5. Municipality. "Municipality" means a statutory or home rule charter city.
History: 2001 c 191 s 3; 2002 c 364 s 3
161.163 HIGHWAY PROJECT REVIEW.
    Subdivision 1. Projects requiring review. Sections 161.162 to 161.167 apply only to
projects that alter access, increase or reduce highway traffic capacity, or require acquisition of
permanent rights-of-way.
    Subd. 2. Traffic safety measures. Nothing contained in sections 161.162 to 161.167 limits
the power of the commissioner to regulate traffic or install traffic control devices or other safety
measures on trunk highways located within municipalities regardless of their impact on access
or traffic capacity or on the need for additional right-of-way.
    Subd. 3. Construction program. Nothing contained in sections 161.162 to 161.167 limits
the commissioner's discretion to determine priority and programming of trunk highway projects.
History: 2001 c 191 s 4
161.164 FINAL LAYOUT APPROVAL PROCESS.
    Subdivision 1. Submission of final layout. Before proceeding with the construction,
reconstruction, or improvement of any route on the trunk highway system lying within any
municipality, the commissioner shall submit to its governing body a final layout and project
report covering the purpose, route location, and proposed design of the highway. The final layout
must be submitted as part of a report containing any supporting data that the commissioner
deems helpful to the governing body in reviewing the final layout submitted. The supporting
data must include a good faith cost estimate of all the costs in which the governing body is
expected to participate. The final layout must be submitted before final decisions are reached so
that meaningful early input can be obtained from the municipality.
    Subd. 2. Governing body action. (a) Within 15 days of receiving a final layout from the
commissioner, the governing body shall schedule a public hearing on the final layout. The
governing body shall, within 60 days of receiving a final layout from the commissioner, conduct a
public hearing at which the Department of Transportation shall present the final layout for the
project. The governing body shall give at least 30 days' notice of the public hearing.
(b) Within 90 days from the date of the public hearing, the governing body shall approve or
disapprove the final layout in writing, as follows:
(1) If the governing body approves the final layout or does not disapprove the final layout in
writing within 90 days, in which case the final layout is deemed to be approved, the commissioner
may continue the project development.
(2) If the final construction plans contain changes in access, traffic capacity, or acquisition of
permanent right-of-way from the final layout approved by the governing body, the commissioner
shall resubmit the portion of the final construction plans where changes were made to the
governing body. The governing body must approve or disapprove the changes, in writing, within
60 days from the date the commissioner submits them.
(3) If the governing body disapproves the final layout, the commissioner may make
modifications requested by the municipality, decide not to proceed with the project, or refer the
final layout to an appeal board. The appeal board shall consist of one member appointed by the
commissioner, one member appointed by the governing body, and a third member agreed upon
by both the commissioner and the governing body. If the commissioner and the governing body
cannot agree upon the third member, the chief justice of the Supreme Court shall appoint a third
member within 14 days of the request of the commissioner to appoint the third member.
    Subd. 3. Appeal board. Within 30 days after referral of the final layout, the appeal board
shall hold a hearing at which the commissioner and the governing body may present the case for
or against approval of the final layout referred. Not later than 60 days after the hearing, the
appeal board shall recommend approval, recommend approval with modifications, or recommend
disapproval of the final layout, making additional recommendations consistent with state and
federal requirements as it deems appropriate. It shall submit a written report containing its
findings and recommendations to the commissioner and the governing body.
History: 2001 c 191 s 5
161.165 COMMISSIONER ACTION; INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS.
    Subdivision 1. Applicability. This section applies to interstate highways.
    Subd. 2. Action on approved final layout. (a) If the appeal board recommends approval
of the final layout or does not submit its findings and recommendations within 60 days of the
hearing, in which case the final layout is deemed approved, the commissioner may prepare
substantially similar final construction plans and proceed with the project.
(b) If the final construction plans change access, traffic capacity, or acquisition of permanent
right-of-way from the final layout approved by the appeal board, the commissioner shall submit
the portion of the final construction plans that shows the changes, to the governing body for its
approval or disapproval under section 161.164, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 3. Action on final layout approved with changes. (a) If, within 60 days, the appeal
board recommends approval of the final layout with modifications, the commissioner may:
(1) prepare final construction plans with the recommended modifications, notify the
governing body, and proceed with the project;
(2) decide not to proceed with the project; or
(3) prepare final construction plans substantially similar to the final layout referred to the
appeal board, and proceed with the project. The commissioner shall, before proceeding with
the project, file a written report with the governing body and the appeal board stating fully the
reasons for doing so.
(b) If the final construction plans contain changes in access or traffic capacity or require
additional acquisition of permanent right-of-way from the final layout reviewed by the appeal
board or the governing body, the commissioner shall resubmit the portion of the final construction
plans that shows the changes, to the governing body for its approval or disapproval under section
161.164, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 4. Action on disapproved final layout. (a) If, within 60 days, the appeal board
recommends disapproval of the final layout, the commissioner may either:
(1) decide not to proceed with the project; or
(2) prepare final construction plans substantially similar to the final layout referred to the
appeal board, notify the governing body and the appeal board, and proceed with the project.
Before proceeding with the project, the commissioner shall file a written report with the governing
body and the appeal board stating fully the reasons for doing so.
(b) If the final construction plans contain changes in access or traffic capacity or require
additional acquisition of permanent right-of-way from the final layout reviewed by the appeal
board or the governing body, the commissioner shall resubmit the portion of the final construction
plans that shows the changes, to the governing body for its approval or disapproval under section
161.164, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 5. Final construction plans issued. The commissioner shall send a complete set
of final construction plans to the municipality at least 45 days before the bid opening for
informational purposes.
History: 2001 c 191 s 6
161.166 COMMISSIONER ACTION; OTHER HIGHWAYS.
    Subdivision 1. Applicability. This section applies to trunk highways that are not interstate
highways.
    Subd. 2. Action on approved final layout. If the appeal board recommends approval of the
final layout or does not submit its findings or recommendations within 60 days of the hearing, in
which case the the final layout is deemed approved, the commissioner may prepare substantially
similar final construction plans and proceed with the project. If the final construction plans change
access or traffic capacity or require additional acquisition of right-of-way from the final layout
approved by the appeal board, the commissioner shall submit the portion of the final construction
plan that shows the changes, to the governing body for its approval or disapproval under section
161.164, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 3. Action on final layout approved with changes. (a) If the appeal board approves
the final layout with modifications, the commissioner may:
(1) prepare final construction plans including the modifications, notify the governing body,
and proceed with the project;
(2) decide not to proceed with the project; or
(3) prepare a new final layout and resubmit it to the governing body for approval or
disapproval under section 161.164, subdivision 2.
(b) If the final construction plans contain changes in access or traffic capacity or require
additional acquisition of permanent right-of-way from the final layout reviewed by the appeal
board or the governing body, the commissioner shall resubmit the portion of the final construction
plans that shows the changes, to the governing body for its approval or disapproval under section
161.164, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 4. Action on disapproved final layout. If the appeal board disapproves the final
layout, the commissioner may:
(1) decide not to proceed with the project; or
(2) prepare a new final layout and submit it to the governing body for approval or disapproval
under section 161.164, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 5. Final construction plans issued. The commissioner shall send a complete set
of final construction plans to the municipality at least 45 days before the bid opening for
informational purposes.
History: 2001 c 191 s 7
161.167 REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES.
Members of the appeal board shall submit to the commissioner an itemized list of the
expenses incurred in disposing of matters presented to them. The appeal board members shall be
reimbursed for all reasonable expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties. The
commissioner shall pay these costs out of the trunk highway fund.
History: 2001 c 191 s 8
161.168 SNOW AND ICE CONTROL MATERIALS.
    Subdivision 1. Use of agriculture-based deicing solution. The commissioner of
transportation shall use a deicing solution derived from agricultural products for snow and ice
control on trunk highways to the extent that the commissioner determines is economically
feasible, environmentally beneficial, and consistent with public safety.
    Subd. 2. Effect on environment. The commissioner, in determining which snow and ice
control materials to use on trunk highways, shall consider the effect of each type of material on
the environment and on the deterioration of bridges and other structures.
History: 2002 c 364 s 4
161.17 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.17 MS 2000 [Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9]
161.171 [Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9]
161.172 [Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9]
161.173 [Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9]
161.174 [Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9]
161.175 [Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9]
161.176 [Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9]
161.177 [Repealed, 2001 c 191 s 9]

ACQUISITIONS; DUTIES AND POWERS

161.18 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.18 PRIOR EASEMENTS VEST IN STATE.
When any road or highway, including any city street or portion thereof, is taken over
by the state as a trunk highway, the state as to any such road, street, or highway or portion
thereof, without compensation paid therefor, shall be vested with all rights, titles, easements, and
appurtenances thereto appertaining, held by or vested in any of the political subdivisions of the
state prior to the time such road, street, or highway is taken over by the state.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 18; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7
161.19 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.19 CERTAIN RECORDS OBTAINED AND FILED.
Upon the written request of the commissioner the court administrator of any court, the
auditor of any county, the clerk of any town, or the recorder or clerk of any city shall furnish a
copy of the proceedings, documents, and plats, if any, relating to the establishment of any road or
the procuring of the right-of-way of any road which has been or may be taken over by the state of
Minnesota as a trunk highway. The copy shall be filed in the records of the commissioner and
shall be prima facie evidence of the existence of the road as described therein. The legal fee for
the copies shall be paid from the trunk highway fund.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 19; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82
161.20 GENERAL POWERS OF COMMISSIONER.
    Subdivision 1. Provisions of Constitution. The commissioner shall carry out the provisions
of article 14, section 2 of the Constitution of the state of Minnesota.
    Subd. 2. Acquisition of property; buildings; relocation of corners; agreements with
railroads; contracts. (a) The commissioner is authorized:
(1) to acquire by purchase, gift, or by eminent domain proceedings as provided by law, in fee
or such lesser estate as the commissioner deems necessary, all lands and properties necessary
in preserving future trunk highway corridors or in laying out, constructing, maintaining, and
improving the trunk highway system including recreational vehicle lanes; to locate, construct,
reconstruct, improve, and maintain the trunk highway system; to purchase all road material,
machinery, tools, and supplies necessary for the construction, maintenance, and improvement
thereof; to construct necessary buildings, or rent or acquire by purchase, gift, or condemnation,
grounds, and buildings necessary for the storing and housing of such material, machinery, tools,
and supplies or necessary for office space for employees or for providing for driver's license
examinations; to maintain, repair, or remodel such buildings as may be necessary;
(2) to acquire by purchase, gift, or condemnation, replacement sites for historically significant
buildings or structures and to relocate these buildings or structures onto those sites, reconstructing
and maintaining them until disposed of through public sale to the highest responsible bidder;
(3) to make agreements with any county for the relocation or reestablishment, by the county,
of section, quarter section, or meander corners originally established by the United States, when
such relocation or reestablishment is necessary in order to write land acquisition descriptions or
by reason of the construction, reconstruction, improvement, or maintenance of a trunk highway;
(4) to contract on an equitable basis with railroad companies for the installation and
reinstallation of safety devices at trunk highway-railroad grade crossings, and for the construction,
reconstruction, and maintenance of bridges and approaches existing or necessary for the
separation of grades at railroad and trunk highway intersections; and
(5) in carrying out duties, to let all necessary contracts in the manner prescribed by law.
(b) The commissioner may make agreements with and cooperate with any governmental authority
for the purpose of effectuating the provisions of this chapter.
    Subd. 3. Trunk highway fund appropriations. The commissioner may expend trunk
highway funds only for trunk highway purposes. Payment of expenses related to Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension laboratory, Explore Minnesota Tourism kiosks, Minnesota Safety
Council, tort claims, driver education programs, Emergency Medical Services Board, and
Mississippi River Parkway Commission do not further a highway purpose and do not aid in the
construction, improvement, or maintenance of the highway system.
    Subd. 4. Debt collection. The commissioner shall make reasonable and businesslike efforts
to collect money owed for licenses, fines, penalties, and permit fees or arising from damages to
state-owned property or other causes related to the activities of the Department of Transportation.
The commissioner may contract for debt collection services for the purpose of collecting a
money judgment or legal indebtedness. The commissioner may enter into an agreement with the
commissioner of public safety to use debt collection services authorized by this subdivision when
civil penalties relating to the use of highways have been reduced to money judgment. Money
received as full or partial payment shall be deposited to the appropriate fund. When money is
collected through contracted services, the commissioner may make payment for the service
from the money collected. The amount necessary for payment of contractual collection costs is
appropriated from the fund in which money so collected is deposited.
    Subd. 5. Acceptance of private funds. Notwithstanding sections 16A.013 to 16A.016, the
commissioner may accept on behalf of the state, gifts, grants, or contributions for purposes
pertaining to the activities of the department. Funds received under this subdivision must be
deposited in the trunk highway fund and are annually appropriated to the commissioner for the
purpose for which they are given.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 20; 1965 c 505 s 1; 1973 c 620 s 2; 1976 c 2 s 172; 1982 c 641
art 1 s 3; 1984 c 417 s 13; 1984 c 558 art 5 s 1; 1985 c 299 s 2; 1988 c 698 s 2; 1991 c 339 s 3;
2000 c 479 art 2 s 4; 2002 c 364 s 5; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50; 1Sp2003 c 19 art 2 s 9; 2004 c 171 s 18
161.201 RELOCATION SERVICES, CITIES OF FIRST CLASS.
The commissioner of transportation may enter into agreements with any public agency of
a city of the first class whereby such agency would contract to provide relocation services to
fee owners, contract for deed vendees, or lessees within such city whose property has been or
is about to be acquired for trunk highway purposes. The compensation agreed upon for such
services shall be paid out of the trunk highway fund. The specific services to be performed by
such agency and the compensation to be paid therefor from the trunk highway fund shall be
set forth in detail in the agreement.
History: 1965 c 139 s 1; 1976 c 163 s 34; 1976 c 166 s 7
161.202 REPLACEMENT OF PUBLIC LANDS.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have
the meanings ascribed to them:
(a) "Public lands" means any lands, except streets, roads, or bridges owned by any
subdivision of government, including but not limited to, the property of school districts, however
organized, towns, cities, municipalities, counties, and any board or commission of any thereof,
and public corporations created by the laws of this state.
(b) "Affected agency" means any governing body of any subdivision of government
which owns public lands, and shall include any agency, board, or commission charged with the
administration of such lands.
(c) "Cost of replacement" means the amount paid by any affected agency to purchase and
develop lands to replace public lands acquired for the purpose of constructing or improving
trunk highways.
    Subd. 2. Replacement of acquired public lands. Whenever it has been determined that the
commissioner of transportation is to acquire any public lands for the construction or improvement
of a federally aided state trunk highway, including urban extensions thereof, the commissioner
may, and in the case of parks shall, upon the request of the affected agency, authorize the affected
agency to replace the same within a reasonable time by gift, purchase, or condemnation if granted
the power of eminent domain by law. The replacement lands to be acquired by the affected
agency shall be designated in an agreement entered into between any affected agencies and the
commissioner. Such replacement lands shall be a functional replacement which shall consist of
but not be limited to land substantially equal in acreage, use, interest, or estate in the lands to
be acquired from the affected agency. If the parties are unable to agree on the designation of the
replacement lands, the parties may agree to submit to an arbiter or the district court the issue of
which replacement lands proposed by the parties is a functional replacement for the lands to be
acquired from the affected agency. After the completion of the acquisition of the replacement
lands by the affected agency the cost of replacement shall be ascertained and paid by the state
from any funds available for the acquisition of lands.
    Subd. 3. Lump sum settlements. The commissioner of transportation may enter into
agreements with an affected agency for the replacement of public lands providing for the payment
by the state of a lump sum based on the estimated cost of replacement when the lump sum so
agreed upon, which shall be irrevocable, does not exceed $50,000.
    Subd. 4. Acquiring replacement lands for affected agency. When the affected agency is
unable to acquire the replacement lands, or if the acquisition of such lands by the affected agency
would result in undue delay in the completion of the highway project, upon a request of an
affected agency which shall include a recommendation as to the replacement land to be acquired
within its jurisdiction, the commissioner of transportation by gift, purchase, or condemnation
proceedings, may acquire the designated replacement lands if the commissioner deems that the
acquisition would reduce the cost to the state of the highway project and would otherwise be in the
public interest. The affected agency shall relinquish to the commissioner its interests in the lands
required for the highway project upon its completion of the acquisition of the replacement lands or
upon conveyance by the commissioner to the affected agency of the replacement lands designated
in the agreement between the affected agency and the commissioner. The commissioner shall
convey the lands or interests designated in the agreement to the affected agency.
    Subd. 5. Compensation for damage to improvements. The affected agency, unless
otherwise provided for in the agreement, by the acceptance of the replacement lands, shall not be
deemed to have waived its right to compensation for the total of the damage to improvements.
History: 1969 c 968 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1983 c 143 s 2; 1986 c 444
161.203 CERTAIN PARK LANDS LITIGATION RIGHTS PRESERVED.
Nothing in section 161.202 shall be construed to amend, alter, or in any manner modify
the rights, duties or obligations of any party to any litigation instituted on or before July 1,
1969 without the party's consent. Such litigation only concerns the proposed acquisition by the
department of park lands in areas known as Minnehaha Park, Wilson Park, and North Mississippi
Park located in the city of Minneapolis. Laws 1969, chapter 968 becomes effective on July 1, 1969.
History: 1969 c 968 s 2; 1986 c 444
161.21 STUDIES.
    Subdivision 1. Location and design of highways. The commissioner may make or cause to
be made such studies and investigations as the commissioner deems necessary for the purpose of
determining the most advantageous location and design of trunk highways from the standpoint of
both present and future traffic needs, and in making such determinations the commissioner may
take into consideration the probable future development of both urban and rural areas and the
effect of such development on future traffic needs as indicated by such studies and investigations
and the location and design with respect to recreational vehicle lane establishment.
    Subd. 2. Cooperation with other governmental units. Such studies and investigations may
also be carried out by the commissioner in cooperation with any governmental authority or
agency of this state or of any other state, the federal government or any of its agency, including
the National Academy of Sciences, whenever federal law or federal rules and regulations require
such studies in order for Minnesota to receive federal aid.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 21; 1963 c 115 s 1; 1973 c 620 s 3; 1986 c 444
161.22 APPRAISERS.
The commissioner may employ full-time appraisers on a salary basis and may employ
appraisers on a fee basis, for the purpose of ascertaining or estimating the costs of lands and
properties needed for highway purposes. Appraisers may also be employed to make estimates
whenever federal law or federal rules and regulations require estimates as a prerequisite to
obtaining federal aid.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 22; 1961 c 71 s 1; 1986 c 444
161.23 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.23 EXCESS ACQUISITION.
    Subdivision 1. Acquisition of entire tract. On determining that it is necessary to acquire any
interest in a part of a tract or parcel of real estate for trunk highway purposes, the commissioner of
transportation may acquire in fee, with the written consent of the owner or owners thereof, by
purchase, gift, or condemnation the whole or such additional parts of such tract or parcel as the
commissioner deems to be in the best interests of the state. Any owner or owners consenting to
such excess acquisition may withdraw the consent at any time prior to the award of commissioners
in the case of condemnation proceedings, or at any time prior to payment in the case of purchase.
In the event of withdrawal the commissioner shall dismiss from the condemnation proceedings
the portion of the tract in excess of what is needed for highway purposes.
    Subd. 2. Conveyance of excess. On acquiring real estate in excess of what is needed for trunk
highway purposes as authorized in subdivision 1, the commissioner of transportation shall, within
one year after the completion of the construction, reconstruction, or improvement of the highway
for which a portion of the real estate was needed and required, convey and quitclaim the excess
real estate to the highest responsible bidder, after receipt of sealed bids following mailed notice to
adjacent landowners and published notice of the sale for three successive weeks in a newspaper
or trade journal of general circulation in the territory from which bids are likely to be received.
All bids may be rejected and new bids received upon like advertisement. The deed may contain
restrictive clauses limiting the use of such real estate in the interests of safety and convenient
public travel when the commissioner finds that the restrictions are reasonably necessary.
    Subd. 2a. Services of licensed real estate broker. If the lands remain unsold after being
offered for sale to the highest bidder, the commissioner may retain the services of a licensed real
estate broker to find a buyer. The sale price may be negotiated by the broker, but must not be less
than 90 percent of the appraised market value as determined by the commissioner. The broker's
fee must be established by prior agreement between the commissioner and the broker, and must
not exceed ten percent of the sale price for sales of $10,000 or more. The broker's fee must be
paid to the broker from the proceeds of the sale.
    Subd. 3. Leasing; proceeds allocated. The commissioner may lease for the term between
the acquisition and sale thereof and for a fair rental rate and upon such terms and conditions as
the commissioner deems proper, any excess real estate acquired under this section, and any real
estate acquired in fee for trunk highway purposes and not presently needed for those purposes. All
rents received from the leases must be paid into the state treasury. Seventy percent of the rents
must be credited to the trunk highway fund. The remaining 30 percent must be paid to the county
treasurer where the real estate is located, and distributed in the same manner as real estate taxes.
This subdivision does not apply to real estate leased for the purpose of providing commercial and
public service advertising pursuant to agreements as provided in sections 160.272 to 160.276 or to
fees collected under section 174.70, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 4. Limitation on construction of section. Nothing contained in this section shall be
construed to prevent the commissioner from acquiring lands, real estate, or interests in lands or real
estate necessary for trunk highway purposes, without the consent of the owner or owners thereof.
    Subd. 5. Receipts paid into trunk highway fund. Money received from the sale of such
lands and properties less any fee paid under subdivision 2a must be paid into the trunk highway
fund.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 23; 1973 c 544 s 1; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1980 c 494 s 6; 1980 c 533 s
7; 1985 c 108 s 1-3; 1986 c 444; 1Sp2001 c 8 art 2 s 16; 2004 c 295 art 2 s 11,15
161.231 APPROPRIATION; PROCEEDS FROM LEASED PROPERTY.
There is appropriated annually from the fund or account in the state treasury to which the
rental money from state leased property is credited a sufficient amount of money to carry out the
state's obligations under the provisions of sections 161.23, subdivision 3, and 272.68, subdivision
3
.
History: Ex1971 c 3 s 75

EFFECTS OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

161.24 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
161.24 CHANGES REQUIRED BY CONSTRUCTION OF TRUNK HIGHWAY.
    Subdivision 1. Grade at intersections. When the construction or reconstruction of a trunk
highway results in a change of grade which necessitates a change of grade in intersecting or
connecting highways or streets, including city streets, the cost of making the grade changes and
any damages occasioned thereby shall be paid out of the trunk highway fund.
    Subd. 2. Relocation of highway. When in the judgment of the commissioner, the
establishment, construction, or reconstruction of a trunk highway requires, in the interest of safety
or convenient public travel, a change in the location of any highway or street, including a city
street, the commissioner may make the needed change in location after obtaining the approval
of the road authority having jurisdiction over such highway or street. The cost of the change in
location and any damages occasioned thereby shall be paid out of the trunk highway fund. All
lands necessary therefor may be acquired by purchase, gift or condemnation. The highway or
street as changed shall be the legally designated location thereof until otherwise changed as
provided by law, and the maintenance and care of the highway or street shall be the responsibility
of the road authority having jurisdiction thereof.
    Subd. 3. Detours during construction. On determining, during construction, reconstruction,
or maintenance of a trunk highway, that it is impractical to provide crossovers within the trunk
highway limits for local highways or city streets designated for and carrying traffic of five tons or
more per axle, and that it is necessary to provide a detour outside the limits of the trunk highway
for traffic using such local highways or streets to meet local traffic needs, the commissioner
may, upon request of the local road authority, expend trunk highway funds on the most practical
detour to the extent necessary to provide a route reasonably adequate to carry such detoured
traffic. The commissioner may provide temporary traffic control devices on such detours as
the commissioner deems necessary.
    Subd. 4. Access to isolated property. When the establishment, construction, or
reconstruction of a trunk highway closes off any other highway or street, including a city street,
private road, or entrance at the boundary of the trunk highway, the commissioner may, in
mitigation of damages or in the interest of safety and convenient public travel, construct a road
either within or outside the limits of the trunk highway, connecting the closed-off highway, street,
private road, or entrance with another public highway. In determining whether to build the road
within or outside the limits of the trunk highway, the commissioner may take into consideration
economy to the state and local traffic needs. The commissioner, in mitigation of damages, may
connect the closed-off private road with the remaining portion of the private road or with another
private road. All lands necessary for connecting a highway, street, private road, or entrance to
another public highway or for connecting a closed-off private road to the remaining portion of
a private road or to another private road, may be acquired by purchase, gift, or condemnation.
Notwithstanding section 161.23, 161.43, 161.431, or 161.44, the commissioner may convey and
quitclaim a fee title or easement held or owned by the state in land used to construct a road to
connect the closed-off highway, street, entrance, or private road with another public highway or to
reconnect the private road to the property served by the road.
    Subd. 5. Maintenance of roads outside trunk highway. Any road so constructed outside
the limits of the trunk highway shall be maintained by the road authority having jurisdiction
over the highway or street closed off. Any private road constructed outside the limits of the
trunk highway connecting the private road with a public highway shall be the responsibility of
the property owners or owners served thereby.
    Subd. 6. Agreements. The commissioner and the road authority affected may enter into
agreements upon such terms as may be agreed upon, to provide for the construction of such grade
changes, changes in location, detours, or connecting roads.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 24; 1961 c 577 s 1; 1963 c 336 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7;
1986 c 444; 2001 c 213 s 6
161.241 RELOCATION OF RAILROAD TRACKS, ACQUISITION OF LAND.
    Subdivision 1. Acquisition. Whenever the construction, reconstruction, or improvement of a
trunk highway will require the acquisition by the state of lands or interests in lands owned by a
railroad company, and will require the railroad company to relocate its tracks in order to provide
right-of-way for the trunk highway, the commissioner of transportation may either reimburse the
railroad company for replacement lands including all reasonable costs directly related to acquiring
the replacement lands, necessary for relocation of its tracks or may acquire, by purchase, gift, or
eminent domain proceedings, the lands or interests in lands necessary for the relocation of such
tracks. Such acquisition is deemed to be for a trunk highway purpose. The commissioner and the
railroad company shall mutually agree whether the replacement lands will be provided by the
commissioner or acquired by the railroad company.
    Subd. 2. Agreement. The lands to be acquired from the railroad company, and the lands
necessary for the relocation of the railroad tracks to be acquired by the state, shall be described
in a voluntary agreement between the railroad company and the commissioner. Such agreement
shall set forth the consideration to be paid for the lands involved. The consideration may be an
even exchange of land if the market value is equal, or there may be money payment or services
to be rendered by one party or the other to the agreement in addition to the exchange of land,
depending on the relative market values of the lands involved. Any money paid to the state
shall be credited to the trunk highway fund.
    Subd. 3. Form of conveyance. The commissioner shall convey to the railroad company,
by quit claim deed, lands or interests in lands acquired by the state pursuant to the provisions of
subdivisions 1 to 3.
    Subd. 4. Highway lands no longer needed. The commissioner shall convey to a railroad
company, by quitclaim deed, lands owned by the state in fee for trunk highway purposes, but
no longer needed for such purposes, when the lands are needed by a railroad company for the
relocation of its tracks which is required by the construction, reconstruction, or improvement of a
trunk highway. The consideration must be set forth in a voluntary agreement between the railroad
company and the commissioner of transportation and must be as provided in subdivision 2.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1976 c 163 s 63]
History: 1963 c 704 s 1-3; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1983 c 143 s 3,4; 2003 c 102 s 1

JUNK YARDS BY HIGHWAYS

161.242 JUNK YARD ACT.
    Subdivision 1. Legislative findings and purpose. It is hereby found that the operation of
motor vehicle, agricultural, construction machinery or other junk yards adjacent to the trunk
highways on which motor vehicles are operated is a distracting influence on drivers, thereby
impairing the public safety; and that junk yards are unsightly, thus impairing the public investment
in such highways. It is hereby found and declared that in the interest of and to promote the public
safety, to protect the public investment in such highways, and to preserve natural beauty, it is
necessary to regulate the operation of junk yards on lands adjacent to the trunk highways of
the state.
    Subd. 2. Definitions. (a) For the purposes of this section, the terms defined in this subdivision
have the meanings given them.
(b) "Junk yard" means an establishment, place of business, or place of storage or deposit,
which is maintained, operated, or used for storing, keeping, buying, or selling junk, or for the
maintenance or operation of an automobile graveyard, and shall include garbage dumps and
sanitary fills not regulated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, any of which are wholly or
partly within one-half mile of any right-of-way of any state trunk highway, including the interstate
highways, whether maintained in connection with another business or not, where the waste, body,
or discarded material stored is equal in bulk to five or more motor vehicles and which are to be
resold for used parts or old iron, metal, glass, or other discarded material.
(c) "Dealer" means any person, partnership, or corporation engaged in the operation of a
junk yard.
(d) "Junk" means old or scrap hazard signs, copper, brass, rope, rags, batteries, paper,
synthetic or organic, trash, rubber debris, waste, or junked, dismantled, or wrecked automobiles
or farm or construction machinery or parts thereof, iron, steel, and other old or scrap ferrous or
nonferrous material.
(e) "Automobile graveyard" means any establishment or place of business which is
maintained, used, or operated for storing, keeping, buying, or selling wrecked, scrapped, ruined,
or dismantled motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts.
(f) "Unzoned industrial area" means the land occupied by the regularly used building,
parking lot, storage or processing area of an industrial activity, and the land within 1,000 feet
thereof which is located on the same side of the highway as the principal part of said activity,
and not predominantly used for residential or commercial purposes, and not zoned by state or
local law, regulation or ordinance.
(g) "Industrial activities" means those activities permitted only in industrial zones, or in less
restrictive zones by the nearest zoning authority within the state, or prohibited by said authority
but generally recognized as industrial by other zoning authorities within the state, except that
none of the following shall be considered industrial activities:
(1) outdoor advertising devices as defined in Minnesota Statutes 1969, section 173.02,
subdivision 16
;
(2) agricultural, forestry, ranching, grazing, farming and related activities, including, but
not limited to, wayside fresh produce stands;
(3) activities normally and regularly in operation less than three months of the year;
(4) activities not visible from the traffic lanes of the main traveled way;
(5) activities conducted in a building principally used as a residence;
(6) railroad tracks, minor sidings, and passenger depots; or
(7) junk yards, as defined in paragraph (b).
(h) "Hazard signs" means signs listed in the Minnesota drivers' manual published by the
Department of Public Safety, signs required by the State Fire Code, and other signs related to road
or fire hazards and approved for use by the state or a political subdivision.
    Subd. 3. Unauthorized junk yards prohibited. (a) A junk yard may not exist or be operated
outside a zoned or unzoned industrial area, including those located on public lands, unless it is
screened to effectively conceal it from the view of motorists using the highway. The screening
required by this section may be effected by trees, shrubs, or foliage, natural objects, fences or
other appropriate means as determined by standards established by the commissioner. Plantings
that will eventually achieve effective screening shall be acceptable. Plantings shall be used in
connection with any fence or other nonnatural screening device.
(b) A portion of a junk yard that cannot be effectively screened must be removed or relocated
under the provisions of this section. A junk yard lawfully existing along a highway that is made a
part of the trunk highway system after January 1, 1975, and becomes nonconforming thereby shall
be effectively screened or removed or relocated within four years. Any junk yard that comes into
existence after July 1, 1971 that does not conform to this section, or that becomes nonconforming
after July 1, 1971, or that becomes nonconforming after action by the commissioner pursuant to
this section, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and illegal, and the commissioner may
enter upon the land where the junk yard is located and may screen the same, or may relocate or
dispose of the junk yard after 90 days' notice to the owner or dealer thereof, if known, or to the
owner of the land. In this event, no compensation shall be paid to the owner or dealer or owner of
the land, and the commissioner may recover the cost of screening, removal, relocation or disposal
from the owner or dealer, if known, or from the owner of the land upon which the junk yard is
located. Any costs recovered by the commissioner shall be deposited in the general fund.
(c) None of the articles commonly found in junk yards shall be allowed to remain on the
grounds for more than 24 hours unless within the buildings or the properly screened area as
provided herein, nor shall any junk in any junk yard be allowed to extend above existing or
planned screening so as to be visible from the highway.
    Subd. 4. Authority; enforcement. The commissioner shall screen junk yards when required
by this section at locations on the right-of-way of the highway or on lands within 1,000 feet of the
right-of-way and shall pay for the costs thereof. If screening is not feasible because of economic
or topographic reasons, the commissioner shall secure the removal, relocation or disposal of such
junk yard by sale, agreement, or other means, and pay for the costs thereof. Notwithstanding the
other provisions of this section, if a junk yard exists within one-half mile of the right-of-way of
any trunk highway and is visible from the highway, the commissioner may acquire easements
for screening purposes up to one-half mile from the edge of the right-of-way of the highway.
The commissioner shall acquire such rights and interest in property, personal or real, necessary
to carry out the purposes of this section by purchase, gift, or eminent domain proceedings and
shall pay just compensation therefor.
    Subd. 5. Penalty. The owner or dealer of any junk yard which is declared a public nuisance
and illegal under subdivision 3, clause (2), or who violates any provision of this section shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor. Each day such a condition exists is a separate offense.
    Subd. 6. Agreements with United States. The commissioner is authorized to do all things
necessary, including, but not limited to, entering into agreements with the United States or any of
its agencies or departments as provided in United States Code, title 23, section 136, with respect
to control of junk yards, or any other applicable federal statute, and the rules and regulations
promulgated pursuant thereto, to accomplish the purposes of this section and to take such action
as may be necessary to obtain all available federal money therefor.
    Subd. 6a. Hazard signs must be accepted. A dealer shall accept hazard signs only from
a properly identified elected official or employee of the state or a political subdivision, who is
acting within the scope of the person's official duties. A dealer is not required to pay or otherwise
compensate any person or organization for taking possession of a hazard sign and is not required
to take possession at a place away from the site of the dealer's junk yard.
    Subd. 7. Other regulation allowed. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit any
right, power or authority to regulate more strictly and control the erection or maintenance of junk
yards under the provisions of any other law of this state.
    Subd. 8. Citation. This section is the Junk Yard Act.
    Subd. 9.[Unnecessary]
History: 1965 c 674 s 1-6; 1971 c 881 s 1; 1973 c 35 s 35; 1974 c 483 s 9; 1975 c 266 s 1;
1981 c 357 s 50; 1984 c 654 art 3 s 54,55; 1991 c 197 s 2,3

HIGHWAY LOCATION, SPECIAL SITUATIONS

161.25 TEMPORARY TRUNK HIGHWAY DETOUR; HAUL ROAD.
If, for the purpose of constructing or maintaining any trunk highway, the use of any public
street or highway is necessary for a detour or haul road, the commissioner may designate any such
street or highway as a temporary trunk highway detour or as a temporary trunk highway haul
road, and shall thereafter maintain the same as a temporary trunk highway until the commissioner
revokes the designation. Prior to revoking the designation the commissioner shall restore such
streets or highways to as good condition as they were prior to the designation of same as
temporary trunk highways. Upon revoking the designation, the street or highway shall revert to
the subdivision charged with the care thereof at the time it was taken over as a temporary trunk
highway.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 25; 1986 c 444; 1994 c 635 art 2 s 3
161.26 HIGHWAY MAINTAINED ACROSS PORTION OF ADJOINING STATE.
When a state trunk highway route is so located that in order to properly connect the
designated objectives it is advisable to construct and maintain the highway across a portion of an
adjoining state, the commissioner is authorized to expend trunk highway funds therefor in the
same manner as other expenditures for trunk highway purposes are made. No such highway or
portion thereof shall be established or constructed in any adjoining state until the adjoining state
shall first pass legislation consenting thereto and granting the commissioner necessary jurisdiction
over the portion of the highway located in the adjoining state.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 26
161.261 CONNECTOR SEGMENTS WITH OTHER STATES.
    Subdivision 1. Agreement to improve segment in other state. When the beginning or
terminal of a trunk highway is the state boundary, and the commissioner of transportation and the
authorities of the adjoining state deem it desirable during the construction or improvement of
such trunk highway to construct or improve a connector highway in the adjoining state thereby
connecting or improving the connection of such trunk highway with the highway system of
the adjoining state, the commissioner may enter into agreements with the authorities of such
adjoining state providing for such connecting highway to be constructed or improved under and
as part of the trunk highway construction contract. Such connector highway shall connect with
the trunk highway at the state boundary and shall not exceed one mile in length. The entire cost
of constructing or improving the connector highway, including engineering costs and expenses,
planning and designing expenses, and any other expenses attributable to such connector highway,
shall be paid by the adjoining state, and the manner and time of such payment shall be specified in
the agreement.
    Subd. 2. Agreement to improve segment in Minnesota. The commissioner, in the interest
of construction economy, may enter into agreements with the authorities of an adjoining state
providing that the adjoining state construct or improve a segment of a Minnesota trunk highway
route in conjunction with a construction project of the adjoining state so as to connect or improve
the connection of the Minnesota trunk highway route with the highway system of such adjoining
state at their common boundary. Such segment of the Minnesota trunk highway route to be
constructed or improved by the adjoining state shall not exceed one mile in length. The cost
of construction or improvement of such segment, including costs of planning and design and
equitable engineering costs and expenses attributable to such segment, shall be paid from the
trunk highway fund.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1976 c 163 s 63]
History: 1963 c 460 s 1-3; 1976 c 166 s 7
161.27 TRUNK HIGHWAYS ACROSS BODIES OF WATER.
    Subdivision 1. Permit. The commissioner may establish, construct, and maintain trunk
highways into, through, or across any lake and may alter and change the channel of any stream
when necessary or expedient in the construction or maintenance of any trunk highway; provided
that no such trunk highway improvement affecting public waters shall be made until a permit
therefor is issued by the commissioner of natural resources as provided by law.
    Subd. 2. Acquisition of lands. For the purposes set forth in subdivision 1 the commissioner
may acquire lands and properties or any interest therein by purchase, gift, or condemnation.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 27; 1969 c 1129 art 3 s 1
161.28 ALTERING PUBLIC DRAINAGE DITCH BY TRUNK HIGHWAY.
    Subdivision 1. Petition. Upon the filing of a petition by the commissioner with the
appropriate county auditor setting forth that it would be advantageous or desirable in the
construction or maintenance of a trunk highway to make a minor alteration or change in a public
drainage system directly affecting a trunk highway and that the alteration or change will not affect
the functioning or efficiency of the public drainage system, the auditor shall fix a time and place
for hearing and give notice of the hearing by publication, as defined in section 103E.325. Upon
the filing of the petition, the commissioner shall also file a plan showing in detail the alteration
or change petitioned for. If upon the hearing it appears to the county board or joint county ditch
authority that the alteration or change in the public drainage system will not affect or impair
the efficiency of the drainage system, the board or authority shall make its order allowing the
commissioner to make the alteration or change petitioned for. Upon the making of the order by
the county board or the joint county ditch authority, the commissioner may proceed at the sole
cost and expense of the state to make the alterations or changes as may be in the order allowed,
damages, if any, for any additional lands necessary for the change or alteration being first duly
paid or secured. Upon completion of the alteration or change, the commissioner shall file with
the appropriate auditor a map drawn to scale showing the change or alteration made and shall
also file a profile of all lines of the alteration or change in the ditch showing graphically the
elevation of the ground and gradient, whether open or tiled, the size of tile, and the bottom width
and side slope of open ditch sections, and such other information as may appear necessary for
understanding. Upon the completion of the alteration or change herein provided for, the ditch
shall thereafter include such alteration or change as a part of it with the same force and effect as
though it had been originally so constructed and established.
    Subd. 2. Recovery of damages. Within six years after completion of any alteration or
change as provided in this section, any owner or owners of lands in the drainage system claiming
damages by reason of the alteration or change may bring an action in the district court of the
county in which the lands are located to compel the commissioner to pay damages, if any, caused
by the alteration or change.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 28; 1983 c 143 s 5; 1985 c 172 s 125; 1990 c 391 art 8 s 30
161.29 ACQUIRING TOLL BRIDGE FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY SYSTEM.
On determining that it is in the best interests of the public and necessary in the location,
construction, improvement, or maintenance of any trunk highway, the commissioner may
designate by order as a part of the trunk highway system any toll bridge situated wholly within
the state, and may acquire by purchase, gift, or condemnation, as provided by law, the necessary
rights or easement in, to, or over any such toll bridge as will enable the public to use the bridge
for highway traffic free of toll.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 29; 1986 c 444

HIGHWAY MARKINGS; MAPS

161.30 MARKING DESIGN.
    Subdivision 1. Commissioner to adopt. The commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking
design with which the commissioner shall mark or blaze the trunk highway routes, and as the
definite final location of each route is opened to traffic the markings shall be changed to such
location.
    Subd. 2. Avoiding duplicate numbering of routes; map. In order to coordinate the
markings of the various existing routes, together with the new routes which have been or may be
added, and in order to avoid duplication in numbers used on interstate routes, the commissioner
may revise and consolidate the marking and numbering of the routes within the system from time
to time. Upon revising the marking or numbering the commissioner shall prepare a map showing
the existing routes and identifying numbers and the routes and identifying numbers or design of
the revised system. This map shall be authenticated by a certificate of the commissioner certifying
the same as being the map showing the revised markings under the provisions of this section. This
map and certificate shall be filed in the office of the commissioner and thereafter shall govern
the identification of the several routes or portions thereof in the trunk highway system and all
proceedings, records, and accounts thereafter shall be governed accordingly. Proceedings pending
and under way at the time such map is filed shall cite both the old and the new identifications.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 30; 1986 c 444
161.31 MAPS AND PAMPHLETS.
    Subdivision 1. Maps. The commissioner shall periodically publish a map showing the
location and status of improvements of the trunk highway system. Trunk highway maps may
contain advertising as a means of offsetting the costs of preparing and distributing the maps. All
advertising revenues received by the commissioner under this subdivision shall be deposited
in the trunk highway fund.
    Subd. 2. Pamphlets. The commissioner may print and distribute pamphlets containing
information pertaining to the trunk highway system. The pamphlets shall be limited to information
as to the location and use of trunk highway routes, the location and proper use of traffic
interchanges, speed laws and traffic restrictions, the meaning and use of traffic control devices and
directional signs, and other information that will contribute to safer and more convenient use of
trunk highways through increased knowledge and better understanding of the traveling public.
The commissioner may use other means of communication to disseminate such information when
such other means are more practical and efficient.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 31; 1975 c 126 s 1; 1984 c 654 art 3 s 56; 1986 c 444

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS

161.315 PROTECTION OF PUBLIC CONTRACTS.
    Subdivision 1. Legislative intent. Recognizing that the preservation of the integrity of the
public contracting process of the Department of Transportation is vital to the development of a
balanced and efficient transportation system and a matter of interest to the people of the state, the
legislature hereby determines and declares that:
(1) the procedures of the department for bidding and awarding department contracts exist to
secure the public benefits of free and open competition and to secure the quality of public works;
(2) the opportunity to be awarded department contracts or to supply goods or services to
the department is a privilege, not a right; and
(3) the privilege of transacting business with the department or local road authority should be
denied to persons convicted of a contract crime in order to preserve the integrity of the public
contracting process.
    Subd. 2. Definitions. The terms used in this section have the meanings given them in this
subdivision.
(a) "Affiliate" means a predecessor or successor of a person by merger, reorganization, or
otherwise, who is, or that has as an officer or director an individual who is, a relative of the person
or an individual over whose actions the person exercises substantial influence or control, or a
group of entities so connected or associated that one entity controls or has the power to control
each of the other entities. "Affiliate" includes the affiliate's principals. One person's ownership
of a controlling interest in another entity or a pooling of equipment or income among entities is
prima facie evidence that one entity is an affiliate of another.
(b) "Contract crime" means a violation of state or federal antitrust law, fraud, theft,
embezzlement, bribery, forgery, misrepresentation, making false statements, falsification or
destruction of records, or other criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to
obtain, or performing a public or private contract or subcontract.
(c) "Conviction" has the meaning given it in section 609.02, subdivision 5.
(d) "Debar" means to disqualify from receiving a contract or from serving as a subcontractor
or material supplier as provided by Laws 1984, chapter 654, article 2, section 8.
(e) "Person" means a natural person or a business, corporation, association, partnership, sole
proprietorship, or other entity formed to do business as a contractor, subcontractor, or material
supplier and includes an affiliate of a person.
(f) "Pooling" means a combination of persons engaged in the same business or combined for
the purpose of engaging in a particular business or commercial venture and who all contribute to a
common fund or place their holdings of a given stock or other security in the hand and control of
a managing member or committee of the combination.
(g) "Suspend" means to temporarily disqualify from receiving a contract or from serving as a
subcontractor or material supplier as provided by Laws 1984, chapter 654, article 2, section 8.
(h) "Relative" means an individual related by consanguinity within the second degree as
determined by the common law, a spouse, or an individual related to a spouse within the second
degree as determined by the common law, and includes an individual in an adoptive relationship
within the second degree as determined by the common law.
    Subd. 3. Prohibitions. Except as provided in subdivision 4:
(1) neither the commissioner nor a county, town, or home rule or statutory city may award or
approve the award of a contract for goods or services to a person who is suspended or debarred;
(2) neither the commissioner nor a county, town, or home rule or statutory city may award or
approve the award of a contract for goods or services under which a debarred or suspended person
will serve as a subcontractor or material supplier;
(3) a person to whom a contract for goods or services has been awarded may not subcontract
with or purchase materials or services from a debarred or suspended person for performance
of that contract; and
(4) when a debarred person sells or otherwise transfers to a relative or to any other party
over whose actions the debarred person exercises substantial influence or control, a business,
corporation, association, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other entity, or an affiliate of the
entity, that is ineligible by virtue of the debarment to contract with a governmental entity, the
sold or transferred entity remains ineligible for these contracts for the duration of the seller's
or transferor's debarment.
    Subd. 4. Exceptions. The commissioner may terminate a debarment by order, or the
commissioner or a county, town, or home rule or statutory city may award a contract to a debarred
or suspended person when:
(1) that person is the sole supplier of a material or service required by the commissioner or a
county, town, or home rule or statutory city;
(2) the commissioner determines that an emergency exists as defined in section 161.32,
subdivision 3
;
(3) the commissioner of administration determines that an emergency exists as defined in
section 16C.10, subdivision 2;
(4) in the case of a contract to be awarded by a county, town, or home rule or statutory city,
the governing body thereof determines by resolution that an emergency exists that will result in a
road, street, or bridge being closed to travel; or
(5) the contract is for purchasing materials or renting equipment for routine road maintenance.
    Subd. 5. Duration of debarment. A person who has been convicted of a contract crime
must be debarred for a period of not less than one year. This subdivision applies to contract crime
violations which occur after June 30, 1985.
    Subd. 6. Preexisting contracts. The disqualification of a contractor or its affiliate does not
affect the contractor's or its affiliate's obligations under any preexisting contract.
History: 1985 c 299 s 3; 1990 c 462 s 1,2; 1998 c 386 art 2 s 58
161.32 CONTRACTING FOR WORK ON TRUNK HIGHWAY.
    Subdivision 1. Advertisement for bids. The commissioner may conduct the work or any
part of the work incidental to the construction and maintenance of the trunk highways by labor
employed to do the work or by contract. In cases of construction work, the commissioner shall
first advertise for bids for contracts, and if no satisfactory bids are received, may either reject all
bids and readvertise, or do the work by labor employed to do the work. Except as provided in
subdivision 3 or 4, when work is to be done under contract, the commissioner shall advertise for
bids once each week for three successive weeks prior to the date the bids are to be received. The
advertisement for bids must be published in a newspaper or other periodical of general circulation
in the state and may be placed on the Internet. The plans and specifications for the proposed work
must be on file in the commissioner's office prior to the first call for bids.
    Subd. 1a. Standard specifications, security. Contracts under this section must be based on
specifications prescribed by the commissioner. Each bidder for a contract shall furnish security
approved by the commissioner to ensure completion of the contract. The commissioner may
require that bid, performance, or payment bonds, or other security, be furnished electronically.
    Subd. 1b. Lowest responsible bidder; electronic bids. Bidders may submit bids
electronically in a form and manner required by the commissioner; however, the commissioner
may require that all bids of $5,000,000 and over for trunk highway contracts must be submitted
electronically. Trunk highway construction contracts, including design-build contracts, must
be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, taking into consideration conformity with the
specifications, the purpose for which the contract or purchase is intended, the status and capability
of the vendor, and other considerations imposed in the call for bids. The commissioner may
decide which is the lowest responsible bidder for all contracts and may use the principles of
life-cycle costing, when appropriate, in determining the lowest overall bid. Any or all bids may be
rejected. When competitive bids are required and all bids are rejected, new bids, if solicited, must
be called for as in the first instance, unless otherwise provided by law.
    Subd. 1c. Alterations and erasures. A bid containing an alteration or erasure of any price
contained in the bid which is used in determining the lowest responsible bid must be rejected
unless the alteration or erasure is corrected pursuant to this subdivision. An alteration or erasure
may be crossed out and the correction printed in ink or typewritten adjacent to it and initialed in
ink by the person signing the bid.
    Subd. 1d. Special circumstances. The commissioner may reject the bid of any bidder who
has failed to perform a previous contract with the state. In the case of identical low bids from
two or more bidders, the commissioner may use negotiated procurement methods with the tied
low bidders for that particular transaction, so long as the price paid does not exceed the low
tied bid price. The commissioner may award contracts to more than one bidder in accordance
with subdivision 1b, if doing so does not decrease the service level or diminish the effect of
competition.
    Subd. 1e. Record. A record must be kept of all bids, including names of bidders, amounts
of bids, and each successful bid. After the contract is awarded, this record is open to public
inspection and may be posted on the Internet.
    Subd. 2. Direct negotiation. In cases where the estimated cost of construction work or
maintenance work does not exceed $150,000, the commissioner may enter into a contract for
the work by direct negotiation, by obtaining two or more quotations for the work, and without
advertising for bids or otherwise complying with the requirements of competitive bidding if the
total contractual obligation of the state for the directly negotiated contract or contracts on any
single project does not exceed $150,000. All quotations obtained shall be kept on file for a period
of at least one year after receipt of the quotation.
    Subd. 3. Emergencies. In the case of emergency, contracts may be let without advertising for
bids. Emergency is defined as a condition on a trunk highway that necessitates immediate work in
order to keep such highway open for travel. No such contract shall be let without advertising for
bids except upon the written authority of the commissioner or the commissioner's deputy.
    Subd. 4. Trunk highways damaged by spring breakup. Contracts may be let for the repair
and restoration of trunk highways damaged by spring breakup upon advertisement for bids and
publication thereof in a newspaper or periodical of general circulation for a period of one week
prior to the date such bids are to be received, and upon the mailing of such advertisements to all
contractors who have filed a written request therefor.
    Subd. 5. Default by contractor. In cases where work is being done under contract and the
commissioner finds that the contractor has failed to comply within 60 days from the date of
receipt of a written demand to make arrangements, satisfactory to the commissioner, to correct
specified delays, neglect, or default, within the control of the contractor, the commissioner may
negotiate with others, with the approval of the defaulting contractor's surety, for the completion of
the contract according to the terms and provisions of the contract.
    Subd. 6. Landscape contractors; payment. When goods or services are provided to the
commissioner by a landscape contractor for the landscaping of a trunk highway, the commissioner
shall agree in the contract to pay the landscape contractor 100 percent of the value of the contract
upon completion of the contracted work. The commissioner may require the contractor, as part
of the contract, to post a bond for a sum not exceeding 125 percent of the value of the contract,
payable to the commissioner, and conditioned upon the work's compliance with the contract
terms, for a period of one year beyond the work completion date.
    Subd. 7. Approval and payment of supplemental agreements. Notwithstanding any law
to the contrary, when goods or services are provided to the commissioner under an agreement
supplemental to a contract for work on a trunk highway, the commissioner or designee may
approve the work. Payment of valid state obligations must be made within 30 days of approval of
the work or submission by the contractor of an invoice indicating completion of work, whichever
occurs later.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 32; 1961 c 17 s 1; 1963 c 455 s 1; 1967 c 232 s 1; 1981 c 209 s
4; 1985 c 76 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1998 c 386 art 1 s 27-31; 1999 c 230 s 9; 2000 c 479 art 1 s 13;
2000 c 499 s 20; 1Sp2001 c 8 art 2 s 17-20; 2004 c 295 art 1 s 2
161.3205 PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICES CONTRACTS.
    Subdivision 1. Scope; authority generally. (a) Notwithstanding other law to the contrary,
this section applies to professional and technical services contracts entered into by the
commissioner of transportation.
(b) The commissioner has the authority and duty to:
(1) approve state transportation project plans and specifications;
(2) award transportation construction and maintenance contracts;
(3) approve, select, and award professional and technical consultant contracts for state
transportation projects; and
(4) approve utility and municipal agreements affecting state transportation projects.
    Subd. 2. Definition of professional or technical services. For purposes of this section,
"professional or technical services" means services that are intellectual in character, including
consultative, analytical, evaluative, predictive, planning, programming, or recommendatory, and
that result in the production of a report or the completion of a task. Professional or technical
contracts do not include the provision of supplies or materials, except (1) by the approval of the
commissioner or (2) as incidental to providing professional or technical services.
    Subd. 3. Duties of commissioner. Before entering into a professional or technical services
contract with a value exceeding $100,000, the commissioner shall certify that:
(1) no current state employee is able and available to perform the services called for by
the contract;
(2) the normal competitive bidding mechanisms do not provide for adequate performance
of the services;
(3) the contractor has certified that the product of the services will be original in character;
(4) reasonable efforts were made to publicize the availability of the contract to the public;
(5) the agency has received, reviewed, and accepted a detailed work plan from the contractor
for performance under the contract, if applicable;
(6) the commissioner has developed and will implement a written plan providing for the
assignment of specific agency personnel to a monitoring and liaison function, the periodic review
of interim reports or other indications of past performance, and the ultimate utilization of the final
product of the services; and
(7) the department will not allow the contractor to begin work before funds are fully
encumbered.
    Subd. 4. Contract procedures. Before approving a proposed contract for professional or
technical services, the commissioner shall determine, at least, that:
(1) the work to be performed under the contract is necessary to the agency's achievement of
its statutory responsibilities and there is statutory authority to enter into the contract;
(2) the contract does not establish an employment relationship between the state or the
agency and any persons performing under the contract;
(3) the contractor and agents are not employees of the state;
(4) no agency has previously performed or contracted for the performance of tasks that
would be substantially duplicated under the proposed contract;
(5) the commissioner has specified a satisfactory method of evaluating and using the results
of the work to be performed; and
(6) the combined contract and amendments will not exceed five years, unless otherwise
provided for by law. The term of the original contract must not exceed two years, unless the
commissioner determines that a longer duration is in the best interest of the state.
    Subd. 5. Contract termination and payment terms. (a) A professional or technical services
contract must by its terms permit the commissioner to unilaterally terminate the contract prior
to completion, upon payment of just compensation, if the commissioner determines that further
performance under the contract would not serve agency purposes.
(b) The commissioner shall approve and make final payment on all professional and technical
services contracts within six months after the contractor delivers the final documents and invoice.
Overdue payments are subject to the applicable prompt payment provisions of section 16A.124.
(c) The terms of a contract must provide that no more than 90 percent of the amount due
under the contract may be paid until the final product has been reviewed by the head of the
agency entering into the contract and the head of the agency has certified that the contractor has
satisfactorily fulfilled the terms of the contract, unless specifically excluded in writing by the
commissioner. This paragraph does not apply to contracts for professional services as defined in
sections 326.02 to 326.15.
    Subd. 6. Reports. (a) The commissioner shall submit to the governor, the chair of the Ways
and Means Committee of the house of representatives, the chair of the senate State Government
Finance Committee, and the Legislative Reference Library a yearly listing of all contracts for
professional or technical services executed. The report must identify the contractor, contract
amount, duration, and services to be provided. The commissioner shall also issue yearly reports
summarizing the contract review activities of the department by fiscal year.
(b) The fiscal year report must be submitted by September 1 of each year and must:
(1) be sorted by contractor;
(2) show the aggregate value of contracts issued to each contractor;
(3) distinguish between contracts that are being issued for the first time and contracts that
are being extended;
(4) state the termination date of each contract; and
(5) identify services by commodity code, including topics such as contracts for training
and contracts for research.
(c) Within 30 days of final completion of a contract over $100,000 covered by this
subdivision, the commissioner must submit a one-page report to the Legislative Reference
Library. The report must:
(1) summarize the purpose of the contract, including why it was necessary to enter into
a contract;
(2) state the amount spent on the contract; and
(3) explain why this amount was a cost-effective way to enable the agency to provide its
services or products better or more efficiently.
    Subd. 7. Procurement from small business. This section is subject to section 16C.16.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 2 s 21
161.321 SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTS.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section the following terms have the
meanings given them, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning is intended.
(a) "Award" means the granting of a contract in accordance with all applicable laws and rules
governing competitive bidding except as otherwise provided in this section.
(b) "Contract" means an agreement entered into between a business entity and the state of
Minnesota for the construction of transportation improvements.
(c) "Subcontractor" means a business entity which enters into a legally binding agreement
with another business entity which is a party to a contract as defined in paragraph (b).
(d) "Targeted group business" means a business designated under section 16C.16,
subdivision 5
.
    Subd. 2. Small business set-asides. (a) The commissioner may award up to a six percent
preference in the amount bid for specified construction work to small targeted group businesses.
(b) The commissioner may designate a contract for construction work for award only to
small targeted group businesses if the commissioner determines that at least three small targeted
group businesses are likely to bid.
(c) The commissioner, as a condition of awarding a construction contract, may set goals
that require the prime contractor to subcontract a portion of the contract to small targeted
group businesses. The commissioner must establish a procedure for granting waivers from the
subcontracting requirement when qualified small targeted group businesses are not reasonably
available. The commissioner may establish financial incentives for prime contractors who exceed
the goals for use of subcontractors and financial penalties for prime contractors who fail to meet
goals under this paragraph. The subcontracting requirements of this paragraph do not apply to
prime contractors who are small targeted group businesses.
(d) The commissioner may award up to a four percent preference in the amount bid on
procurement to small businesses located in an economically disadvantaged area as defined in
section 16C.16, subdivision 7.
    Subd. 3. Awards to small businesses. At least 75 percent of subcontracts awarded to small
targeted group businesses must be performed by the business to which the subcontract is awarded
or another small targeted group business.
    Subd. 4. Awards, limitations. Contracts awarded pursuant to this section are subject to all
limitations contained in rules adopted by the commissioner of administration.
    Subd. 5. Recourse to other businesses. If the commissioner is unable to award a contract
pursuant to the provisions of subdivisions 2 and 3, the award may be placed pursuant to the
normal solicitation and award provisions set forth in this chapter and chapter 16C.
    Subd. 6. Rules. The rules adopted by the commissioner of administration to define small
businesses and to set time and other eligibility requirements for participation in programs under
sections 16C.16 to 16C.19 apply to this section. The commissioner may promulgate other rules
necessary to carry out this section.
    Subd. 7. Noncompetitive bids. The commissioner is encouraged to purchase from small
targeted group businesses designated under section 16C.16 when making purchases that are
not subject to competitive bidding procedures.
    Subd. 8. Report by commissioner. The commissioner of transportation shall report to
the commissioner of administration on compliance with this section. The information must be
reported at the time and in the manner requested by the commissioner.
History: 1977 c 222 s 1,2; 1978 c 506 s 1; 1979 c 246 s 1; 1980 c 361 s 1,2; 1984 c 544 s
89; 1989 c 352 s 14-17,25; 1990 c 541 s 17-24,29; 1998 c 386 art 2 s 59-63
161.3211 [Renumbered 161.321, subd 8]
161.3212 WORKING CAPITAL FUND.
The commissioner, to the extent allowed by other law or contract, may grant available money
that has been appropriated for socially or economically disadvantaged business programs to a
guaranty fund administered by a nonprofit organization that makes or guarantees working capital
loans to businesses owned and operated by socially or economically disadvantaged persons as
defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 23.5. The purpose of loans made or
guaranteed by the organization must be to provide short-term working capital to enable eligible
businesses to be awarded contracts for goods and services or for construction-related services
from government agencies.
Money contributed from a constitutionally or statutorily dedicated fund must be used only
for purposes consistent with the purposes of the dedicated fund.
History: 1989 c 320 s 1
161.322 PAYMENT OF INTEREST TO CONTRACTORS.
When any contract for the construction, improvement, or repair of any trunk highway has
been entered into by the commissioner of transportation of the state of Minnesota, and the work
provided for in the contract has been in all things completed to the satisfaction of the commissioner
or the commissioner's agent except for the release of sureties, in accordance with the contract, by
the person with whom the commissioner has contracted, herein termed the contractor, unless final
estimate for the work is made within 90 days after the contractor has so completed the work, the
contractor shall be entitled to receive interest at the rate equal to the Monthly Index of Long Term
United States Bond Yields for the month prior to the month in which this obligation is incurred
from the date of the expiration of that 90-day period upon all amounts finally determined to be due
the contractor which were not paid prior to the expiration of that period, to be paid in the same
manner as, and at the time of, the final payment under the contract. The 90-day requirement, and
the interest provisions provided for herein, shall not apply if delay is caused by the contractor; nor
shall the 90-day requirement apply to contracts over two million dollars if the contract provides
specifically for a different period of time in which to make such final estimate.
History: 1963 c 515 s 1; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1980 c 464 s 5; 1986 c 444
161.33 EMPLOYEE INTEREST IN CONTRACT, UNLAWFUL.
It shall be unlawful for any member or employee of the Department of Transportation to
be directly or indirectly interested in any contract for the construction or improvement of any
public road or bridge, or in any contract for the repair, purchase or sale of any road machinery,
equipment, materials, or supplies to be used thereon. Any person violating any of the foregoing
provisions shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 33; 1976 c 166 s 7
161.34 CONTRACT CLAIMS AGAINST STATE.
    Subdivision 1. Waiver of immunity. When a controversy arises out of any contract for
the construction or repair of state trunk highways entered into by the commissioner or by the
commissioner's authority, in respect to which controversy a party to the contract would be entitled
to redress against the state, either in a court of law or equity if the state were suable, and when no
claim against the state for the same redress has heretofore been made, the state hereby waives
immunity from suit in connection with such controversy and confers jurisdiction on the district
courts of the state to hear and try the controversy in the manner provided for the trial of causes in
the district courts. Only a party to the contract shall have the right to bring action against the state.
    Subd. 2. When action may be commenced. No such action shall be maintained unless
commenced within 90 days after the plaintiff has been furnished by the state with a final estimate
under the plaintiff's contract, or, at the election of the plaintiff, within six months after the work
provided for under that contract shall have been in all things completed.
    Subd. 3. Where action may be brought. The action shall be brought at the election of the
plaintiff in the District Court of Ramsey County, or in the district court of the county where a
major portion of the contract is performed, or in the district court of the county in which the
plaintiff resides, or, if there be several plaintiffs residing in different counties, then in the district
court of the county of the residence of any one of them. The action shall be commenced by filing
a complaint with the court administrator and serving summons and copy of the complaint upon
the attorney general of the state at the State Capitol. The state shall have 40 days from the date
of such service within which to serve an answer upon the plaintiff, and thereafter the case shall
proceed in the same manner as other actions at law in the court.
    Subd. 4. Appeal. An appeal from any final order of judgment in the action shall lie as
in other civil cases.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 34; 1983 c 247 s 66; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82
161.3410 DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS; DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Scope. The terms used in sections 161.3410 to 161.3428 have the meanings
given in this section.
    Subd. 2. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation.
    Subd. 3. Design-build contract. "Design-build contract" means a single contract between
the Department of Transportation and a design-build company or firm to furnish the architectural
or engineering and related design services as well as the labor, material, supplies, equipment, and
construction services for the transportation project.
    Subd. 4. Design-build firm. "Design-build firm" means a proprietorship, partnership, limited
liability partnership, joint venture, corporation, any type of limited liability company, professional
corporation, or any legal entity.
    Subd. 5. Design professional. "Design professional" means a person who holds a license
under chapter 326 that is required to be registered under Minnesota law.
    Subd. 6. Design-build transportation project. "Design-build transportation project"
means the procurement of both the design and construction of a transportation project in a
single contract with a company or companies capable of providing the necessary engineering
services and construction.
    Subd. 7. Design-builder. "Design-builder" means the design-build firm that proposes to
design and build a transportation project governed by the procedures of this section.
    Subd. 8. Request for proposals or RFP. "Request for proposals" or "RFP" means the
document by which the commissioner solicits proposals from prequalified design-build firms to
design and construct the transportation project.
    Subd. 9. Request for qualifications or RFQ. "Request for qualifications" or "RFQ" means a
document to prequalify and short-list potential design-build firms.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 1
161.3412 DESIGN-BUILD AUTHORITY.
    Subdivision 1. Best value selection. Notwithstanding sections 16C.25, 161.32, and 161.321,
or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner may solicit and award a design-build contract
for a project on the basis of a best value selection process. Section 16C.08 does not apply to
design-build contracts to which the commissioner is a party.
    Subd. 2. Competitive, open process. Sections 161.3410 to 161.3428 apply only to
transportation projects using the two-step competitive process utilizing public solicitation for
design-build services.
    Subd. 3. Restriction; reports. (a) The number of design-build contracts awarded by the
commissioner in any fiscal year may not exceed ten percent of the total number of transportation
construction contracts awarded by the commissioner in the previous fiscal year.
(b) The commissioner shall notify the chairs of the senate and house of representatives
committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and transportation finance each time the
commissioner decides to use the design-build method of procurement and explain why that
method was chosen.
    Subd. 4. Municipal consent. Use of the design-build method of state transportation project
delivery is subject to state law concerning municipal consent to highways in municipalities.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 2
161.3414 DETERMINATION TO USE DESIGN-BUILD SELECTION METHOD.
    Subdivision 1. General criteria. A design-build contracting procedure authorized under
sections 161.3410 to 161.3428 may be used for a specific project only after the commissioner
determines that awarding a design-build contract will serve the public interest.
    Subd. 2. Specific criteria. The commissioner shall use the following criteria as the minimum
basis for determining when to use the design-build method of project delivery:
(1) the extent to which it can adequately define the project requirements in a proposed
scope of the design and construction desired;
(2) the time constraints for delivery of the project;
(3) the capability and experience of potential contractors with the design-build method of
project delivery or similar experience;
(4) the suitability of the project for use of the design-build method of project delivery with
respect to time, schedule, costs, and quality factors;
(5) the capability of the Department of Transportation to manage the project, including the
employment of experienced personnel or outside consultants;
(6) the capability of the Department of Transportation to oversee the project with individuals
or design-build firms who are familiar and experienced with the design-build method of project
delivery or similar experience;
(7) the lack of ability and availability of any current state employee to perform the services
called for by the contract;
(8) the original character of the product or the services;
(9) the work to be performed on the project is necessary to the agency's achievement of its
statutory responsibilities and there is statutory authority to enter into the contract; and
(10) other criteria the commissioner deems relevant and states in writing in its determination
to utilize the design-build method of project delivery.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 3
161.3416 DESIGN-BUILD NOTICE; REPORT.
    Subdivision 1. Summary report of reasons for determination. The commissioner shall
summarize in a written statement its reasons for using the design-build construction contracting
procedure. This statement, along with other relevant information describing the project, must be
made available upon request to interested parties.
    Subd. 2. Final determination authority. Final determination to use a design-build
construction contracting procedure may be made only by the commissioner.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 4
161.3418 LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.
    Subdivision 1. Licensed professional required. Each design-builder shall employ, or have
as a partner, member, officer, coventurer, or subcontractor, a person duly licensed and registered
to provide the design services required to complete the project and do business in the state.
    Subd. 2. Contracting for licensed professional. A design-builder may enter into a contract
to provide professional or construction services for a project that the design-builder is not
licensed, registered, or qualified to perform, so long as the design-builder provides those services
through subcontractors with duly licensed, registered, or otherwise qualified individuals in
accordance with sections 161.3410 to 161.3428.
    Subd. 3. Liability. (a) Nothing in this section authorizing design-build contracts is intended
to limit or eliminate the responsibility or liability owed by a professional on a design-build project
to the state, county, or city, or other third parties under existing law.
(b) The design service portion of a design-build contract must be considered a service and
not a product.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 5
161.3420 DESIGN-BUILD RFQ; SELECTION TEAM; EVALUATION.
    Subdivision 1. Two-phase procedure. If the commissioner determines that the design-build
best value method of project delivery is appropriate for a project, the commissioner shall establish
a two-phase procedure for awarding the design-build contract, as described in this subdivision
and section 161.3422.
    Subd. 2. Technical Review Committee. During the phase-one request for qualifications
(RFQ) and before solicitation, the commissioner shall appoint a Technical Review Committee
of at least five individuals. The Technical Review Committee must include an individual whose
name and qualifications are submitted to the commissioner by the Minnesota chapter of the
Associated General Contractors, after consultation with other commercial contractor associations
in the state. Members of the Technical Review Committee who are not state employees are
subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and section 16C.06 to the same extent
that state agencies are subject to those provisions. A Technical Review Committee member may
not participate in the review or discussion of responses to an RFQ or request for proposals (RFP)
when the member has a financial interest in any of the design-build firms that respond to that
RFQ or RFP. "Financial interest" includes, but is not limited to, being or serving as an owner,
employee, partner, limited liability partner, shareholder, joint venturer, family member, officer,
or director of a design-build firm responding to an RFQ or RFP for a specific project, or having
any other economic interest in that design-build firm. The members of the Technical Review
Committee must be treated as state employees in the event of litigation resulting from any action
arising out of their service on the committee.
    Subd. 3. Contents. The commissioner shall prepare or have prepared an RFQ. The RFQ
must include the following:
(1) the minimum qualifications of design-builders necessary to meet the requirements for
acceptance;
(2) a scope of work statement and schedule;
(3) documents defining the project requirements;
(4) the form of contract to be awarded;
(5) the weighted selection criteria for compiling a short list and the number of firms to be
included in the short list, which must be at least two but not more than five;
(6) a description of the request for proposals (RFP) requirements;
(7) the maximum time allowed for design and construction;
(8) the commissioner's estimated cost of design and construction;
(9) requirements for construction experience, design experience, financial, personnel, and
equipment resources available from potential design-builders for the project and experience in
other design-build transportation projects or similar projects, provided that these requirements
may not unduly restrict competition; and
(10) a statement that "past performance" or "experience" does not include the exercise or
assertion of a person's legal rights.
    Subd. 4. Evaluation. The selection team shall evaluate the design-build qualifications of
responding firms and shall compile a short list of no more than five most highly qualified firms in
accordance with qualifications criteria described in the request for qualifications (RFQ). If only
one design-build firm responds to the RFQ or remains on the short list, the commissioner may
readvertise or cancel the project as the commissioner deems necessary.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 6
161.3422 RFP FOR DESIGN-BUILD.
During phase two, the commissioner shall issue a request for proposals (RFP) to the
design-builders on the short list. The request must include:
(1) the scope of work, including (i) performance and technical requirements, (ii) conceptual
design, (iii) specifications, and (iv) functional and operational elements for the delivery of the
completed project, which must be prepared by a registered or licensed professional engineer;
(2) a description of the qualifications required of the design-builder and the selection criteria,
including the weight or relative order, or both, of each criterion;
(3) copies of the contract documents that the successful proposer will be expected to sign;
(4) the maximum time allowable for design and construction;
(5) the road authority's estimated cost of design and construction;
(6) the requirement that a submitted proposal be segmented into two parts, a technical
proposal and a price proposal;
(7) the requirement that each proposal be in a separately sealed, clearly identified package
and include the date and time of the submittal deadline;
(8) the requirement that the technical proposal include a critical path method; bar schedule of
the work to be performed, or similar schematic; design plans and specifications; technical reports;
calculations; permit requirements; applicable development fees; and other data requested in
the RFP;
(9) the requirement that the price proposal contain all design, construction, engineering,
inspection, and construction costs of the proposed project;
(10) the date, time, and location of the public opening of the sealed price proposals; and
(11) other information relevant to the project.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 7
161.3424 REPLACING TEAM MEMBERS.
An individual or a design-build firm identified in a response to a request for qualifications
(RFQ) or a request for proposals (RFP) may not be replaced without the written approval
of the commissioner. The commissioner may revoke an awarded contract if an individual
or a design-build firm identified in a response to an RFQ or RFP is replaced without the
commissioner's written approval. To qualify for the commissioner's approval, the written request
must document that the proposed replacement individual or design-build firm will be equal to or
better than that described in the response to the RFQ or RFP. The commissioner shall use the
criteria specified in the RFQ or RFP to evaluate the request.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 8
161.3426 DESIGN-BUILD AWARD.
    Subdivision 1. Award; computation; announcement. Except as provided in subdivision 2,
a design-build contract shall be awarded as follows:
(a) The Technical Review Committee shall score the technical proposals using the selection
criteria in the request for proposals (RFP). The Technical Review Committee shall then submit
a technical proposal score for each design-builder to the commissioner. The Technical Review
Committee shall reject any proposal it deems nonresponsive.
(b) The commissioner shall announce the technical proposal score for each design-builder
and shall publicly open the sealed price proposals and shall divide each design-builder's price by
the technical score that the Technical Review Committee has given to it to obtain an adjusted
score. The design-builder selected must be that responsive and responsible design-builder whose
adjusted score is the lowest.
(c) If a time factor is included with the selection criteria in the RFP package, the
commissioner may also adjust the bids using a value of the time factor established by the
commissioner. The value of the time factor must be expressed as a value per day. The adjustment
must be based on the total time value. The total time value is the design-builder's total number
of days to complete the project multiplied by the factor. The time-adjusted price is the total
time value plus the bid amount. This adjustment must be used for selection purposes only, and
must not affect the Department of Transportation's liquidated damages schedule or incentive or
disincentive program. An adjusted score must then be obtained by dividing each design-builder's
time-adjusted price by the score given by the technical review team. The commissioner shall
select the responsive and responsible design-builder whose adjusted score is the lowest.
(d) Unless all proposals are rejected, the commissioner shall award the contract to the
responsive and responsible design-builder with the lowest adjusted score. The commissioner
shall reserve the right to reject all proposals.
    Subd. 2. Alternative process for certain contracts. (a) The commissioner may elect to use
the process in paragraph (b) for a design-build contract for a project with an estimated project
cost of less than $5,000,000.
(b) The commissioner shall give the lowest cost proposal the full number of price points
defined in the request for proposals (RFP). The commissioner shall award each of the other
proposals a percentage of the price points based on a ratio of the lowest price divided by the
responder's price. The commissioner shall add the technical score and price score and award the
contract to the responder with the highest total score.
    Subd. 3. Stipulated fee. The commissioner shall award a stipulated fee not less than
two-tenths of one percent of the department's estimated cost of design and construction to each
short-listed, responsible proposer who provides a responsive but unsuccessful proposal. If the
commissioner does not award a contract, all short-listed proposers must receive the stipulated
fee. If the commissioner cancels the contract before reviewing the technical proposals, the
commissioner shall award each design-builder on the short list a stipulated fee of not less than
two-tenths of one percent of the commissioner's estimated cost of design and construction. The
commissioner shall pay the stipulated fee to each proposer within 90 days after the award of the
contract or the decision not to award a contract. In consideration for paying the stipulated fee, the
commissioner may use any ideas or information contained in the proposals in connection with any
contract awarded for the project or in connection with a subsequent procurement, without any
obligation to pay any additional compensation to the unsuccessful proposers. Notwithstanding
the other provisions of this subdivision, an unsuccessful short-list proposer may elect to waive
the stipulated fee. If an unsuccessful short-list proposer elects to waive the stipulated fee, the
commissioner may not use ideas and information contained in that proposer's proposal. Upon the
request of the commissioner, a proposer who waived a stipulated fee may withdraw the waiver, in
which case the commissioner shall pay the stipulated fee to the proposer and thereafter may use
ideas and information in the proposer's proposal.
    Subd. 4. Low-bid design-build process. (a) The commissioner may also use low-bid,
design-build procedures to award a design-build contract where the scope of the work can be
clearly defined.
(b) Low-bid design-build projects may require a request for qualifications (RFQ) and
short-listing, and must require a request for proposals (RFP).
(c) Submitted proposals under this subdivision must include separately a technical proposal
and a price proposal. The low-bid, design-build procedures must follow a two-step process for
review of the responses to the RFP as follows:
(1) The first step is the review of the technical proposal by the Technical Review Committee
as provided in section 161.3420, subdivision 2. The Technical Review Committee must open the
technical proposal first and must determine if it complies with the requirements of the RFP
and is responsive. The Technical Review Committee may not perform any ranking or scoring
of the technical proposals.
(2) The second step is the determination of the low bidder based on the price proposal.
The commissioner may not open the price proposal until the review of the technical proposal is
complete.
(d) The contract award under low-bid, design-build procedures must be made to the proposer
whose sealed bid is responsive to the technical requirements as determined by the Technical
Review Committee and that is also the lowest bid.
(e) A stipulated fee may be paid for unsuccessful bids on low-bid, design-build projects
only when the commissioner has required an RFQ and short-listed the most highly qualified
responsive bidders.
    Subd. 5. Rejection of bids. The commissioner may reject all bids under this section.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 9
161.3428 LIST OF DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS.
Beginning September 1, 2002, and every subsequent year on September 1, the commissioner
shall submit to the governor, the chairs of the house of representatives Ways and Means and
senate finance committees, the chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees
having jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance, and the Legislative Reference Library,
a yearly listing of all executed design-build contracts. The report must identify the contractor,
contract amount, duration, and services to be provided. The list and summary must:
(1) be sorted by contractor;
(2) show the aggregate value of contracts issued by the commissioner of transportation
and issued to each contractor; and
(3) state the termination date of each contract.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 3 s 10
161.35 [Repealed, 1978 c 480 s 3]
    Subdivision 1.[Renumbered 161.095]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1975 c 435 s 22]
161.36 FEDERAL AID.
    Subdivision 1. Commissioner to cooperate with U.S. government. The commissioner
may cooperate with the government of the United States and any agency or department thereof
in the construction, improvement, enhancement, and maintenance of transportation in the state
of Minnesota and may comply with the provisions of the laws of the United States and any
regulations made thereunder for the expenditure of federal moneys.
    Subd. 2. Federal aid, acceptance; commissioner as agent. The commissioner may
accept federal moneys and other moneys, either public or private, for and in behalf of the state
of Minnesota or any governmental subdivision thereof, or any nonpublic organization, for the
construction, improvement, enhancement, or maintenance of transportation upon such terms and
conditions as are or may be prescribed by the laws of the United States and any regulations made
thereunder, and is authorized to act as an agent of that governmental subdivision or nonpublic
organization upon its request in accepting the moneys in its behalf for transportation purposes,
in acquiring right-of-way therefor, and in contracting for the construction, improvement,
enhancement, or maintenance of transportation financed either in whole or in part by federal
moneys. The governing body of any such subdivision or nonpublic organization is authorized to
designate the commissioner as its agent for such purposes and to enter into an agreement with the
commissioner prescribing the terms and conditions of the agency in accordance herewith and
with federal laws and regulations.
    Subd. 3. Commissioner as agent in certain cases. The commissioner may act as the agent
of any political subdivision of the state, or any nonpublic organization, as provided herein, for the
construction of transportation toward the construction of which no federal aid is available in the
event that the construction adjoins, is connected, or in the judgment of the commissioner can be
best and most economically performed in connection with construction upon which federal aid is
available and upon which the commissioner is then acting as agent.
    Subd. 4. State laws govern. All contracts for the construction, improvement, enhancement,
or maintenance of transportation made by the commissioner as the agent of any governmental
subdivision, or any nonpublic organization, shall be made pursuant to the laws of Minnesota
governing the making of contracts for the construction, improvement, enhancement, and
maintenance of transportation on the trunk highway system of the state; provided, where the
construction, improvement, enhancement, or maintenance of any transportation is financed
wholly with federal moneys, the commissioner as the agent of the governmental subdivision or
nonpublic organization may let contracts in the manner prescribed by the federal authorities
acting under the laws of the United States and any regulations made thereunder, notwithstanding
any state law to the contrary.
    Subd. 5. Funds deposited in state treasury. All funds accepted for disbursement by
the commissioner pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the state treasury and, unless
otherwise prescribed by the authority from which the funds are received, kept in separate
accounts designated according to the purposes for which the funds were made available and
held by the state in trust for those purposes. All funds are appropriated for the purposes for
which the funds are made available to be expended in accordance with this section and with
federal laws and regulations. The commissioner may, whether acting for the state of Minnesota
or as the agent of any of its governmental subdivisions or when requested by the United States
government or any agency or department of the United States government, disburse funds for the
designated purposes, but this shall not preclude any other authorized method of disbursement.
For the purpose of providing sufficient funds in the accounts established pursuant to this
subdivision to meet expenditure requirements occurring before federal or other public or private
reimbursements, the commissioner of finance, at the request of the commissioner, may borrow
from available balances of the county state-aid highway fund or the municipal state-aid street
fund. The terms and conditions of any loans shall be determined by the commissioner of finance.
The amount borrowed shall not exceed in the aggregate the amount of federal aid allotted to
the construction of roads and bridges under the jurisdiction of governmental subdivisions and
under project appropriation by the federal government. When there is sufficient money in the
account that received the loan, the commissioner of finance shall transfer from that account to
the other public fund the amount so loaned.
    Subd. 6. No personal liability created. Nothing in this section shall be construed as creating
any personal liability upon the commissioner or in any way authorizing the commissioner
to create any liability on the part of the state of Minnesota when acting as the agent of any
governmental subdivision thereof, or when acting at the request of the United States.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 36; 1981 c 209 s 5; 1982 c 376 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1996 c 455
art 3 s 9-12; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50
161.361 ADVANCE FUNDING FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY PROJECTS.
    Subdivision 1. Advance funding. A road authority other than the commissioner may by
agreement with the commissioner make advances from any available funds to the commissioner
to expedite construction of all or part of a trunk highway. Money may be advanced under this
section only for projects already included in the commissioner's ten-year highway work program.
The total amount of annual repayment to road authorities under this subdivision must never
exceed $10,000,000.
    Subd. 1a. Interregional corridors. By agreement with the commissioner, a road authority
other than the commissioner or two or more road authorities that have entered into a joint
powers agreement under section 471.59 may make advances from any available funds to the
commissioner to expedite development of an interregional transportation corridor, including
funds for design consultants, for right-of-way purchases, for construction, or for other related
expenditures. The total amount of annual repayment to road authorities under this subdivision
must never exceed $10,000,000.
    Subd. 1b. Bottlenecks. By agreement with the commissioner, a road authority other than the
commissioner or two or more road authorities that have entered into a joint powers agreement
under section 471.59 may make advances from any available funds to the commissioner to
expedite bottleneck reduction, including funds for design consultants, for right-of-way purchases,
for construction, or for other related expenditures. The total amount of annual repayment to road
authorities under this subdivision must never exceed $10,000,000.
    Subd. 2. Repayment. Subject to the availability of state money, the commissioner shall
repay the amounts advanced under this section, up to the state's share of project costs, under terms
of the agreement. The agreement may provide for payment of interest for funds advanced under
subdivisions 1a and 1b at a rate of interest agreed upon by the parties.
History: 1991 c 298 art 4 s 4; 2002 c 364 s 6; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 3 s 7
161.362 [Repealed, 2002 c 364 s 41]
161.365 HIGHWAY CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS; MINIMUM WAGE.
All contracts for the construction, improvement or repair of a road or highway financed in
whole or in part with federal funds and with respect to which the commissioner of transportation
acts as the agent for a political subdivision of the state and is required to approve plans and
specifications with respect thereto and to award such contract, the commissioner of transportation
shall incorporate into the specifications a provision requiring the same wage rates for labor as
is currently used by the state of Minnesota on state trunk highway projects other than interstate
projects, for work in the same wage rate area. The provisions of this section shall not be applicable
to contracts with any railroad or public utility for the alteration or relocation of any facilities of
any such railroad or public utility when the work provided for in said contract is done by the
regularly employed forces of said railroad or public utility.
History: 1965 c 368 s 1; 1976 c 166 s 7
161.366 TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT; TACONITE RELIEF
AREA.
The commissioner of transportation, as a condition of awarding a transportation construction
contract in the taconite tax relief area, may require the contractor to hire a certain percentage of
workers for that contract whose principal place of residence is in the taconite tax relief area.
Taconite tax relief area means the tax relief area defined in section 273.134.
History: 2001 c 213 s 7; 1Sp2001 c 8 art 2 s 23
161.368 HIGHWAY CONTRACTS WITH TRIBAL AUTHORITIES.
On behalf of the state, the commissioner may enter into agreements with Indian tribal
authorities for the purpose of providing maintenance, design, and construction to highways on
tribal lands. These agreements may include (1) a provision for waiver of immunity from suit by
a party to the contract on the part of the tribal authority with respect to any controversy arising
out of the contract and (2) a provision conferring jurisdiction on state district courts to hear
such a controversy.
History: 1Sp2003 c 19 art 2 s 10; 2004 c 295 art 1 s 1; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 3 s 8
161.37 SURPLUS GOVERNMENT MATERIALS.
    Subdivision 1. Commissioner may accept. The commissioner may accept from the
federal government allotments to the state of excess materials suitable for road construction
and maintenance purposes.
    Subd. 2. Costs incurred in obtaining materials. Costs incurred in receiving, placing in use,
delivering, or purchasing spare parts for excess materials shall be paid out of the trunk highway
fund; provided that any expense so incurred in receiving, delivering, or purchasing spare parts for
the material in behalf of any county shall be paid by the county, and payment received therefor
shall be credited to the trunk highway fund.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 37
161.38 SPECIAL AGREEMENTS FOR HIGHWAYS IN MUNICIPALITIES.
    Subdivision 1. Highway width or capacity. Road authorities, including the road authorities
of any city may enter into an agreement with the commissioner for the construction of a roadway
or structure of greater width or capacity than would be necessary to accommodate the normal
trunk highway traffic upon any trunk highway within its boundaries, and may appropriate from
any funds available and pay into the trunk highway fund such sums of money as may be agreed
upon. Nothing herein contained shall prevent any city from constructing the portions of the street
not included in the trunk highway system independent of any contract with the commissioner;
provided the construction conforms to the reasonable rules as the commissioner may prescribe
as to grade and drainage.
    Subd. 2. Maintenance. Where a trunk highway is located over or along a street in any
city which street is or may be improved to a width greater than the normal width of such trunk
highway, the road authority of the city may enter into an agreement with the commissioner for
the maintenance of the additional width by the commissioner and shall in accordance with the
agreement appropriate and pay into the trunk highway fund such sums of money as may be agreed
upon. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent any city maintaining such additional
width at its own expense independent of any contract with the commissioner.
    Subd. 3. Frontage road. The commissioner for and on behalf of the state may enter into
agreements with municipalities for the construction, improvement, and maintenance of trunk
highways within the limits of said municipalities, including but not limited to agreements for
the construction and maintenance of frontage roads upon and along trunk highways within the
limits of said municipalities. Such frontage roads may be constructed along the main traveled
lanes of the trunk highway, or they may be constructed a reasonable distance out from the
limits of the right-of-way acquired for the main traveled lanes if in the considered judgment
of the commissioner such location is necessary to eliminate unreasonable circuity of local
travel or to provide access to properties otherwise denied access to public highways by the
establishment and construction of the trunk highway. Such frontage roads shall connect, at least at
one terminal, either with the main lanes of the trunk highway or with another public highway.
The municipalities are authorized to enter into such agreement with the commissioner for the
performance and responsibility of the work upon such terms as may be agreed upon.
    Subd. 4. Effects on other law of public contract with commissioner. Whenever the road
authority of any city enters into an agreement with the commissioner pursuant to this section, and
a portion of the cost is to be assessed against benefited property, the letting of a public contract by
the commissioner for the work shall be deemed to comply with statutory or charter provisions
requiring the city (1) to advertise for bids before awarding a contract for a public improvement,
(2) to let the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, and (3) to require a performance bond to
be filed by the contractor before undertaking the work. The contract so let by the commissioner
and the performance bond required of the contractor by the commissioner shall be considered to
be the contract and bond of the city for the purposes of complying with the requirements of any
applicable law or charter provision, and the bond shall inure to the benefit of the city and operate
for their protection to the same extent as though they were parties thereto.
    Subd. 5. Definition of municipalities. For the purpose of this section the term
"municipalities" shall include counties, cities, and towns.
    Subd. 6. Withholding state aid. If any municipality fails to fulfill its obligations as provided
in any mutual agreement entered into pursuant to this section, the commissioner may retain and
withhold payment of any state aid money apportioned to such municipality under the provisions
of sections 162.01 to 162.181 until such municipality fulfills its obligations under the agreement.
If the obligation which the municipality has failed to fulfill is a monetary obligation, the amount
of state aid money which the commissioner may withhold shall not exceed the amount of
the monetary obligation in default. If the obligation is other than a monetary obligation, the
commissioner may withhold a reasonable amount of such state aid money until the municipality
fulfills the obligation.
    Subd. 7. Improvements outside limits of state construction project. The commissioner
may act as agent for any municipality, at its request and on its approval, for the construction of
street or highway improvements outside the limits of a state construction project. Administration
of a contract in this manner must be based on an estimated cost savings for both the state and
the municipality. All costs of such work shall be paid by the municipality. Prior to the letting of
the state construction contract, the provisions for payment and all details of the work to be done
outside of the limits of the state construction project shall be set out in an agency agreement
between the municipality and the state.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 38; 1961 c 40 s 1; 1961 c 577 s 2; 1965 c 155 s 1; 1973 c 123 art
5 s 7; 1Sp1981 c 4 art 1 s 83; 1982 c 376 s 2; 1985 c 248 s 70
161.39 AID TO OTHER ROAD AUTHORITIES AND STATE DEPARTMENTS.
    Subdivision 1. Assistance allowed. Upon the request of another road authority, any road
authority including the commissioner and the road authority of any city, township, or county
may provide technical and engineering advice, assistance and supervision to the requesting
road authority; and may make surveys and prepare plans for the location, construction, and
reconstruction of and perform maintenance on any highway, street, road, or bridge under the
jurisdiction of the requesting road authority.
    Subd. 2. Additional work. If so requested the assisting road authority may examine the
whole or any part of the highway or street system under the jurisdiction of the road authority and
recommend changes, alterations, or additions thereto that the assisting road authority deems to be
in the public interest and in the interest of safety and convenient public travel. The commissioner
may make surveys, studies, investigations, and perform work and services as are necessary in
carrying out such requests.
    Subd. 3. Engineering or survey services for state departments. The commissioner
shall render engineering or surveying services as the governor may require for any of the state
departments or agencies.
    Subd. 4. Pavement marking. The commissioner may pavement mark highways and streets
off the trunk highway system and furnish the necessary equipment and operators therefor when
any road authority, including road authorities of cities and state department or agencies having
jurisdiction over such highways or streets requests such pavement marking.
    Subd. 5. Payment for services. The cost of the work or services performed under the
provisions of this section shall be paid by the road authority, department or agency for which the
work or services were performed. All money received or expended therefor shall be credited or
debited to the trunk highway fund.
    Subd. 5a. Performing services for Public Utilities Commission, reimbursement. The
trunk highway fund shall be reimbursed for money expended by the Transportation Department in
performing services for the Public Utilities Commission.
    Subd. 5b. Reimbursement for services. The Office of Electronic Communication in the
Department of Transportation may perform work for other state agencies and, to the extent that
these services are performed beyond the level for which money was appropriated, may deposit
revenue generated from this source as dedicated receipts to the account from which it was spent.
    Subd. 6. Agreements regarding services. The road authorities, including road authorities of
cities, townships, counties, state departments, or agencies may enter into agreements with the
commissioner setting forth the work or services to be performed by the commissioner or the road
authority under the provisions of this section and providing for the method of reimbursement to or
from the trunk highway fund of the cost thereof.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 39; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1973 c 718 s 21; 1975 c 435 s 20; 1976
c 166 s 7; 1980 c 614 s 123; 1984 c 417 s 14-16; 1986 c 444; 1993 c 266 s 16
161.391 PAVEMENT STRIPING.
The commissioner of transportation may bill highway maintenance operating units of the
department and local road authorities for the costs of a centrally managed, pavement marking
program. These costs may include equipment acquisition and rental, labor, materials, and other
costs as determined by the commissioner. Receipts must be credited to a special account, which
is established in the trunk highway fund, and are appropriated to the commissioner to pay the
costs for which the billings are made. Amounts credited to the account are exempt from statewide
and agency indirect costs payments.
History: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 2 s 50
161.40 JOINT FACILITIES WITH DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
The commissioner may enter into agreements with the state Division of Emergency
Management to build, operate and maintain joint facilities in cases where the Division of
Emergency Management contributes its proportionate financial share.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 40; 1974 c 428 s 5; 1987 c 71 s 2

PROPERTY INTERESTS, TRANSACTIONS, AND USES

161.41 SURPLUS PROPERTY NOT NEEDED FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES.
    Subdivision 1. Commissioner may declare surplus. The commissioner is authorized to
declare as surplus any property acquired by the state for highway purposes, excluding real estate,
which the commissioner determines to be no longer needed or necessary for state highway
purposes.
    Subd. 2. Determination of value; disposition. The commissioner shall administer all
aspects of the disposition of property declared to be surplus under this section. The commissioner
shall first determine the value of the surplus property. The commissioner may then transfer the
possession of the surplus property to any state agency or political subdivision of this state or to
the United States government upon receipt of payment in an amount equal to the value of the
surplus property.
The commissioner may also sell the surplus property under the competitive bidding
provisions of chapter 16C if no state agency or political subdivision of this state offers to purchase
the surplus property for its determined value.
    Subd. 3. Money credited to trunk highway fund. The commissioner shall deposit all
money received under this section with the commissioner of finance to be credited to the trunk
highway fund.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 41; 1982 c 617 s 4; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 1; 1998 c 386 art 2 s
64; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50
161.411 SALE OF SURPLUS EARTH MATERIAL.
Whenever the plans for the construction of a trunk highway indicate that there will be a
surplus of earth materials from the roadway excavation of such trunk highway, and a political
subdivision or public agency of the state indicates that it has use for all or part of such surplus
earth materials, the commissioner of transportation may enter into an agreement for the sale of
such surplus materials on an equitable basis to such political subdivision or agency. Prior to
such agreement the state in its proposal shall require a bid item reflecting either an increased or
decreased cost to the state by reason of the proposed sale of such material. If such bid item
indicates an increased cost to the state, the materials shall not be sold for less than such increased
cost.
History: 1965 c 301 s 1; 1976 c 166 s 7
161.42 LEASING OR SALE OF SOUNDING AND TESTING EQUIPMENT.
The commissioner may sell or lease to other road authorities sounding and testing equipment
made by the Transportation Department. Such equipment shall be sold for not less than the
cost to the department. All money received from the sale or leasing of the equipment shall be
paid into the trunk highway fund.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 42; 1976 c 166 s 7
161.43 RELINQUISHMENT OF HIGHWAY EASEMENT.
The commissioner of transportation may relinquish and quitclaim to the fee owner an
easement or portion of an easement owned but no longer needed by the Transportation Department
for trunk highway purposes, upon payment to the Transportation Department of an amount of
money equal to the appraised current market value of the easement. If the fee owner refuses to pay
the required amount, or if after diligent search the fee owner cannot be found, the commissioner
may convey the easement to an agency or to a political subdivision of the state upon terms and
conditions agreed upon, or the commissioner may acquire the fee title to the land underlying the
easement in the manner provided in section 161.20, subdivision 2. After acquisition of the fee
title, the lands may be sold to the highest responsible bidder upon three weeks' published notice of
the sale in a newspaper or other periodical of general circulation in the county where the land
is located. All bids may be rejected and new bids received upon like publication. If the lands
remain unsold after being offered for sale to the highest bidder, the commissioner may retain the
services of a licensed real estate broker to find a buyer. The sale price may be negotiated by the
broker, but must not be less than 90 percent of the appraised market value as determined by the
commissioner. The broker's fee must be established by prior agreement between the commissioner
and the broker, and must not exceed ten percent of the sale price for sales of $10,000 or more. The
broker's fee must be paid to the broker from the proceeds of the sale.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 43; 1971 c 276 s 1; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1980 c 533 s 8; 1983 c 143
s 6; 1984 c 654 art 3 s 57
161.431 LEASING OF HIGHWAY EASEMENT.
The commissioner may lease to the fee owner for a fair rental rate and upon terms and
conditions that the commissioner deems proper, an easement in real estate acquired for trunk
highway purposes and not then needed for trunk highway purposes. If the fee owner refuses to
lease or if after diligent search the fee owner cannot be found, the commissioner may lease the
easement to an agency or to a political subdivision of the state on terms and conditions agreed
upon, or the commissioner may lease the easement to the highest responsible bidder upon three
weeks' published notice of the lease offering in a newspaper or other periodical of general
circulation in the county where the easement is located. All bids may be rejected and new bids
received upon like publication. All rents received from the lease must be paid into the state
treasury. Seventy percent of any rent received is to be credited to the trunk highway fund. The
remaining 30 percent is to be paid to the county treasurer of the county where the easement is
located for distribution in the same manner as real estate taxes.
History: 1983 c 143 s 7
161.433 USE OF HIGHWAY AIRSPACE AND SUBSURFACE.
    Subdivision 1. Lease or permit, conditions and restrictions. The commissioner of
transportation may lease or otherwise permit the use of the airspace above and subsurface
area below the surface of the right-of-way of any trunk highway, including the surface of the
right-of-way above and below the airspace or subsurface areas, where the land is owned in fee by
the state for trunk highway purposes when the use will not impair or interfere with the use and
safety of the highway. The lease, permit, or other agreement may contain such restrictive clauses
as the commissioner deems necessary in the interest of safety and convenience of public travel and
other highway purposes. No lease, permit, or other agreement shall be for a period in excess of 99
years. Vehicular access to such airspace, subsurface, or surface areas shall not be allowed directly
from the highway where such access would violate the provisions of United States Code, title 23,
or would interfere in any way with the free flow of traffic on the highway. Any lease, permit, or
other agreement shall have the approval of the appropriate federal agency when required.
    Subd. 2. Consideration for use. The consideration paid for the use of airspace or subsurface
areas shall be determined by the commissioner, but in no event shall it be less than a fair rental
rate, and shall include costs for the erection and maintenance of any facilities or other costs
occasioned by that use. All moneys received shall be paid into the trunk highway fund. This
subdivision does not apply to real estate leased for the purpose of providing commercial and
public service advertising pursuant to agreements as provided in sections 160.272 to 160.276.
    Subd. 3. Application to certain provisions. Laws 1967, chapter 214 shall not apply to or
affect the rights and privileges referred to in sections 161.45 and 222.37.
History: 1967 c 214 s 1,2,5; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1980 c 494 s 7; 1980 c 533 s 9; 2004 c 295
art 2 s 12,15; 2005 c 69 art 3 s 17
161.434 INTERSTATE AND TRUNK HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY; LIMITED USE.
The commissioner may also make such arrangements and agreements as the commissioner
deems necessary in the public interest for the limited use of land owned as interstate or trunk
highway right-of-way, which use shall be for highway purposes, including aesthetic purposes, but
not including the erection of permanent buildings, except buildings or structures erected for the
purpose of providing information to travelers through commercial and public service advertising
pursuant to agreements as provided in sections 160.272 to 160.276. The commissioner shall
secure the approval of the appropriate federal agency where such approval is required.
History: 1967 c 659 s 1; 1969 c 482 s 1; 1980 c 494 s 8; 1986 c 444; 2004 c 295 art 2 s 13,15
161.435 [Repealed, 1967 c 214 s 6]
161.44 RELINQUISHMENT OF LAND NO LONGER NEEDED.
    Subdivision 1. Conveyance. The commissioner may convey and quitclaim any lands,
including any improvements thereon, owned in fee by the state for trunk highway purposes but no
longer needed therefor. Notwithstanding any provisions in this section or in section 161.23 to
the contrary, fee title to or an easement in all or part of the lands and lands previously acquired
in fee for trunk highways or acquired pursuant to section 161.23, in excess of what is needed
for highway purposes may be conveyed and quitclaimed for public purposes to any political
subdivision or agency of the state upon the terms and conditions as may be agreed upon between
the commissioner and the political subdivision or agency.
    Subd. 2. Reconveyance; remainder owned by vendor or surviving spouse. If the lands
were part of a larger tract and the remainder of the tract is still owned by the person or the person's
surviving spouse from whom the lands were acquired, or if the lands constituted an entire tract,
the lands must first be offered for reconveyance to the previous owner or the owner's surviving
spouse. When lands are offered for reconveyance, the amount of money to be repaid for those
lands must be the appraised current market value of the lands to be reconveyed. The offer must be
made by certified mail addressed to the person at the person's last known address. The person
or the person's surviving spouse shall have 60 days from the date of mailing the offer to accept
and to tender to the commissioner the required sum of money.
    Subd. 3. Conveyance; remainder not owned by vendor or surviving spouse. If the lands
were part of a larger tract and the remainder of the tract is no longer owned by the person or
the person's surviving spouse from whom the lands were acquired, the lands shall be offered
for conveyance to the person owning the remaining tract in the same manner and on the same
terms as provided in subdivision 2.
    Subd. 4. Conveyance; remainder divided into smaller tracts. If the lands were part
of a larger tract and if the tract has been platted or divided into smaller tracts and sold, the
commissioner may offer the lands to the owners of the smaller tracts or lots abutting upon the
lands in the same manner and on the same terms as provided in subdivision 2, or the commissioner
may proceed to sell the lands to the highest responsible bidder as provided in subdivisions 5 and 6.
    Subd. 5. Conveyance to highest bidder in certain cases. If the larger tract has been
platted into lots or divided into smaller tracts and the commissioner elects to proceed under this
subdivision, or if the lands constituted an entire tract and the person from whom the lands were
acquired and the person's spouse are deceased, or if the offers as provided for are not accepted and
the amount of money not tendered within the time prescribed, the lands may be sold and conveyed
to the highest responsible bidder upon three weeks' published notice of such sale in a newspaper
or other periodical of general circulation in the general area where the lands are located. All bids
may be rejected and new bids received upon like advertisement.
    Subd. 6. Public auction. In lieu of the advertisement for sale and conveyance to the highest
responsible bidder, such lands may be offered for sale and sold at public auction to the highest
responsible bidder. Such sale shall be made after publication of notice thereof in a newspaper of
general circulation in the area where the property is located for at least two successive weeks
and such other advertising as the commissioner may direct. If the sale is made at public auction
a duly licensed auctioneer may be retained to conduct such sale, the auctioneer's fees for such
service to be paid from the proceeds, and there is appropriated from such proceeds an amount
sufficient to pay such fees.
    Subd. 6a. Services of licensed real estate broker. If the lands remain unsold after being
offered for sale to the highest bidder, the commissioner may retain the services of a licensed real
estate broker to find a buyer. The sale price may be negotiated by the broker, but must not be less
than 90 percent of the appraised market value as determined by the commissioner. The broker's
fee must be established by prior agreement between the commissioner and the broker, and must
not exceed ten percent of the sale price for sales of $10,000 or more. The broker's fee must be
paid to the broker from the proceeds of the sale.
    Subd. 7. Gravel or borrow pit; amount of repayment. In all cases as hereinbefore
specified, if the lands to be reconveyed were acquired for gravel or borrow pit purposes and the
commissioner has determined that all materials suitable or needed for trunk highway purposes
have been removed from such pit, the amount to be repaid therefor need not be at least the amount
paid for such pit by the state, but in no event shall the amount to be so repaid to the state therefor
be less than the estimated market value thereof. In all other respects the procedures for the
reconveyance of gravel or borrow pits shall be the same as the procedures for the reconveyance of
other lands as provided in this section.
    Subd. 8. Restrictive clauses in deed. The deed may contain restrictive clauses limiting the
use of the lands or the estate conveyed when the commissioner determines that such restrictions
are reasonably necessary in the interest of safety and convenient public travel.
    Subd. 9. Receipts paid into trunk highway fund. Moneys received from the sale of
such lands and properties less any fees paid under subdivision 6a, must be paid into the trunk
highway fund.
    Subd. 10.[Repealed, 1967 c 214 s 6]
    Subd. 11. Airspace and subsurface areas. Nothing contained in this section shall apply
to the lease or other agreement for the use of air space above and the subsurface area below the
right-of-way of any trunk highway or the surface of any trunk highway right-of-way as provided
in section 161.433, subdivision 1.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 44; 1961 c 263 s 1; 1961 c 567 s 3 subd 1; 1963 c 467 s 2;
1967 c 214 s 3; 1967 c 790 s 1-3; 1978 c 674 s 60; 1980 c 533 s 10; 1983 c 143 s 8-10; 1984 c
654 art 3 s 58; 1986 c 444
161.441 LAND ACQUISITION AGREEMENT WITH OTHERS.
    Subdivision 1. Authority. Whenever the commissioner of transportation has knowledge
that lands are being acquired, or are about to be acquired, by a political subdivision of the
state, another state agency, or other governmental authority including but not limited to bodies
corporate such as public housing authorities created by statute, and determines that a portion of
such lands to be acquired, or lands contiguous thereto, are needed presently or in the future for
trunk highway purposes, the commissioner may, on deeming it to be in the best interests of
the state, enter into land acquisition agreements, as hereinafter provided, with such political
subdivision, state agency, or governmental authority. Power is hereby conferred upon the
commissioner of transportation, and upon political subdivisions, state agencies, and governmental
authorities to enter into, and carry out to final conclusion in accordance with the terms thereof,
such land acquisition agreements, each with the other, for the purpose of acquiring lands for their
particular public purpose.
    Subd. 2. Contents. The agreement shall set forth, among other matters, the purposes for
which the lands are acquired and the portions to be used for each particular public purpose; the
method of acquisition, whether by purchase, eminent domain proceedings, or a combination
thereof; the agency, political subdivision, or governmental authority, or combination thereof,
charged with the responsibility of carrying out the acquisition; and the division of the costs of
such lands, including acquisition costs, building clearance costs, and all other costs that may
be incurred in acquiring such lands.
    Subd. 3. Costs. The costs to be borne by the trunk highway fund shall be as provided
in such agreements.
History: 1965 c 529 s 1-3; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1986 c 444
161.442 RECONVEYANCE TO FORMER OWNER.
Notwithstanding sections 161.23, 161.41, 161.411, 161.43, 161.44, or any other statute, the
commissioner of transportation, with the consent of the owner, may transfer, sell, or convey real
property including fixtures, and interests in real property including easements, to the owner from
whom the property was acquired by the state for trunk highway purposes through a pending
eminent domain action. The transfer of title may be by stipulation, partial dismissal, bill of sale,
or conveyance. Any resulting change in the state's acquisition must be explained in the final
certificate for that action. This provision does not confer on a landowner the right to compel a
reconveyance without the consent of the commissioner.
History: 1994 c 635 art 2 s 4; 2001 c 213 s 8

PUBLIC SERVICES, SAFETY, AND RESEARCH

161.45 UTILITY ON HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY; RELOCATION.
    Subdivision 1. Rules. Electric transmission, telephone, or telegraph lines; pole lines;
community antenna television lines; railways; ditches; sewers; water, heat, or gas mains; gas and
other pipelines; flumes; or other structures which, under the laws of this state or the ordinance of
any city, may be constructed, placed, or maintained across or along any trunk highway, or the
roadway thereof, by any person, persons, corporation, or any subdivision of the state, may be
so maintained or hereafter constructed only in accordance with such rules as may be prescribed
by the commissioner who shall have power to prescribe and enforce reasonable rules with
reference to the placing and maintaining along, across, or in any such trunk highway of any of
the utilities hereinbefore set forth. Nothing herein shall restrict the actions of public authorities
in extraordinary emergencies nor restrict the power and authority of the commissioner of
commerce as provided for in other provisions of law. Provided, however, that in the event any
local subdivision of government has enacted ordinances relating to the method of installation or
requiring underground installation of such community antenna television lines, the permit granted
by the commissioner of transportation shall require compliance with such local ordinance.
    Subd. 2. Relocation of utility. Whenever the relocation of any utility facility is necessitated
by the construction of a project on trunk highway routes other than those described in section
161.46, subdivision 2, the relocation work may be made a part of the state highway construction
contract or let as a separate contract as provided by law if the owner or operator of the facility
requests the commissioner to act as its agent for the purpose of relocating the facilities and
if the commissioner determines that such action is in the best interests of the state. Payment by
the utility owner or operator to the state shall be in accordance with applicable statutes and the
rules for utilities on trunk highways.
    Subd. 3. Utility interests when real property conveyed. In proceedings to vacate, transfer,
turn back, or otherwise convey an interest in real property owned or controlled by the department,
when the property is owned in fee by the state, the commissioner may specify that the conveyance
of the department's interest does not affect a prior, existing utility easement in the property or
use of the property granted to a utility under permit issued by the department. In addition, the
commissioner may convey interests in real property, including an easement, subject to the right of
a utility to enter upon the right-of-way to maintain, repair, replace, reconstruct, improve, remove,
or otherwise attend to its equipment. Where the utility had no preexisting easement over the real
property, this subdivision does not prohibit a political subdivision, government agency, or private
entity from negotiating or contracting with a utility with regard to the utility's easement or other
interest in the property, but the utility shall continue to hold the interest in the property and the
right of reasonable entry unless and until the utility agrees in writing to relinquish its interests.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 45; 1967 c 231 s 2; 1971 c 25 s 67; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1973 c
568 s 19; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1997 c 231 art 16 s 5; 1Sp2001 c 4 art 6 s 22
161.46 REIMBURSEMENT OF UTILITY.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have
the meanings ascribed to them:
(1) "Utility" means all publicly, privately, and cooperatively owned systems for supplying
power, light, gas, telegraph, telephone, water, pipeline, or sewer service if such systems be
authorized by law to use public highways for the location of its facilities.
(2) "Cost of relocation" means the entire amount paid by such utility properly attributable to
such relocation after deducting therefrom any increase in the value of the new facility and any
salvage value derived from the old facility.
    Subd. 2. Relocation of facilities; reimbursement. Whenever the commissioner shall
determine the relocation of any utility facility is necessitated by the construction of a project on
the routes of federally aided state trunk highways, including urban extensions thereof, which
routes are included within the National System of Interstate Highways, the owner or operator
of such utility facility shall relocate the same in accordance with the order of the commissioner.
After the completion of such relocation the cost thereof shall be ascertained and paid by the
state out of trunk highway funds; provided, however, the amount to be paid by the state for
such reimbursement shall not exceed the amount on which the federal government bases its
reimbursement for said interstate system.
    Subd. 3. Lump sum settlement. The commissioner may enter into agreements with a utility
for the relocation of utility facilities providing for the payment by the state of a lump sum based
on the estimated cost of relocation when the lump sum so agreed upon does not exceed $100,000.
    Subd. 4. Acquisition of relocated facility for utility. When the project requires a utility
to relinquish lands or interests in lands owned by the utility and the utility is unable to acquire
lands or interests in lands necessary to enable it to relocate its facilities, or if the acquisition of
the lands or interests in lands by the utility would result in undue delay thereby delaying the
interstate highway project, the commissioner, by purchase, gift, or eminent domain proceedings,
may acquire the lands or interests in lands necessary for the relocation if the commissioner deems
that the acquisition would reduce the cost to the state of the project. The lands necessary for the
relocation to be acquired by the commissioner must be designated in an agreement between the
utility and the commissioner. The agreement must also provide that without cost to either party
to the agreement, the utility will relinquish to the state its interests in the lands required for the
interstate project in consideration of the conveyance by the state to the utility of the substitute
lands designated in the agreement to be acquired by the state. The interest or estate acquired by
the commissioner must be substantially similar to the interest or estate that the utility owned in
the lands to be relinquished by it to the state. The commissioner may convey the lands or interests
in lands to the utility.
    Subd. 5. Relocation work by state. The relocation work may be made a part of a state
highway construction contract or let as a separate contract by the state under applicable federal
laws, rules and regulations if the owner or operator of the utility facility requests the commissioner
to act as its agent for the purpose of relocating such facilities and if such action is deemed to be in
the best interest of the state. When relocation work is made a part of a state highway construction
contract or when let as a separate contract by the state as authorized herein, the cost of such
relocation may be paid by the commissioner directly to the contractor out of the trunk highway
fund without requiring the utility to first make payment for such relocation work and thereafter
request reimbursement therefor; provided that, the agreement entered into between the state and
the utility shall contain a stipulation that the utility shall reimburse the state for any costs of such
relocation in which the federal government will not participate.
History: 1959 c 500 art 2 s 46; 1963 c 57 s 1; 1965 c 14 s 1; 1967 c 231 s 1; 1973 c 42 s 1;
1981 c 209 s 6; 1983 c 143 s 11; 1996 c 455 art 3 s 13
161.465 REIMBURSEMENT FOR FIRE SERVICES.
(a) Ordinary expenses incurred by a municipal or volunteer fire department in extinguishing
a grass fire within the right-of-way of a trunk highway must be reimbursed upon certification
to the commissioner of transportation from the trunk highway fund. In addition, ordinary
expenses incurred by a municipal or volunteer fire department in extinguishing a fire outside the
right-of-way of any trunk highway if the fire originated within the right-of-way, upon approval
of a police officer or an officer or employee of the Department of Public Safety must, upon
certification to the commissioner of transportation by the proper official of the municipality or fire
department within 60 days after the completion of the service, be reimbursed to the municipality
or fire department from funds in the trunk highway fund. The commissioner of transportation shall
take action practicable to secure reimbursement to the trunk highway fund of money expended
under this section from the person, firm, or corporation responsible for the fire or danger of fire.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not be construed to admit state liability for damage or
destruction to private property or for injury to persons resulting from a fire originating within a
trunk highway right-of-way.
History: 1977 c 43 s 1; 1979 c 108 s 1; 1981 c 32 s 1; 1982 c 617 s 5; 1983 c 301 s 140;
1984 c 558 art 3 s 1
161.47 [Renumbered 299D.03]
161.48 [Renumbered 299D.04]
161.49 [Renumbered 299D.05]
161.50 [Repealed, 1977 c 454 s 49]
161.51 FEDERAL-STATE SAFETY ACCOUNT.
There is established within the trunk highway fund a federal-state safety account. The
commissioner of transportation may transfer the unobligated balance of any direct appropriation
to the Department of Transportation for administrative operations, maintenance, highway
development support, research and standards, state aid administration, or planning and
programming, into this account if needed to advance state money for approved federal highway
safety projects. The commissioner may receive money from state or local governmental agencies
to be used for projects under the federal highway safety program. All federal reimbursements
shall be deposited in the state treasury and are appropriated to the federal-state safety account to
be available until expended.
History: 1976 c 163 s 35; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1980 c 533 s 11
161.52 [Repealed, 1989 c 335 art 1 s 270]
161.53 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
The commissioner may set aside in each fiscal year up to two percent of the total amount of
all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than county state-aid and municipal state-aid
highway funds for transportation research including public and private research partnerships.
The commissioner shall spend this money for (1) research to improve the design, construction,
maintenance, management, and environmental compatibility of transportation systems; (2)
research on transportation policies that enhance energy efficiency and economic development;
(3) programs for implementing and monitoring research results; and (4) development of
transportation education and outreach activities. Of all funds appropriated to the commissioner
other than state-aid funds, the commissioner shall spend 0.1 percent, but not exceeding $800,000
in any fiscal year, for research and related activities performed by the Center for Transportation
Studies of the University of Minnesota. The center shall establish a technology transfer and
training center for Minnesota transportation professionals.
History: 1991 c 298 art 8 s 1; 1996 c 455 art 3 s 14