MS 1953 [Repealed, 1957 c 943 s 72
Subdivision 1. Purposes.
For the purposes of this chapter the terms defined in this section
have the meanings given them.
Subd. 2.[Renumbered subd 29]
Subd. 3.[Renumbered subd 18]
Subd. 4.[Renumbered subd 17]
Subd. 5.[Renumbered subd 21]
Subd. 6.[Renumbered subd 28]
Subd. 7.[Renumbered subd 26]
Subd. 8. Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation.
Subd. 9.[Renumbered subd 25]
Subd. 10.[Renumbered subd 23]
Subd. 11.[Renumbered subd 20]
Subd. 12. Controlled-access highway.
"Controlled-access highway" means any highway,
street, or road, including streets within cities, over, from, or to which owners or occupants of
abutting land or other persons have or are to have no right of access, or only a controlled right
of the easement of access, light, air, or view.
Subd. 13.[Renumbered subd 24]
Subd. 14.[Renumbered subd 22]
Subd. 15.[Renumbered subd 27]
Subd. 16.[Renumbered subd 19]
Subd. 17. County highways.
"County highways" includes those roads which have heretofore
been or which hereafter may be established, constructed, or improved under authority of the
several county boards, including all roads lying within the county or on the line between counties
established by judicial proceedings, except those roads established, constructed, or improved by
the counties that have been maintained by the towns for a period of at least one year prior to July
1, 1957. All roads heretofore designated prior to July 1, 1957 as county-aid highways shall be
county highways until abandoned or changed in accordance with law.
Subd. 18. County state-aid highways.
"County state-aid highways" includes all roads
established in accordance with law as county state-aid highways.
Subd. 19. Freeway or expressway.
"Freeway" or "expressway" means a divided,
controlled-access highway with four or more lanes.
Subd. 20. Interstate bridge.
"Interstate bridge" means all bridges now existing or which shall
be hereafter constructed across boundary waters between the state of Minnesota and any adjoining
state thereby connecting highways of this state with the highway system of any adjoining state.
Subd. 21. Municipal state-aid streets.
"Municipal state-aid streets" includes all streets
within the cities having a population of 5,000 or more, established in accordance with law as
municipal state-aid streets.
Subd. 22. Noxious weeds.
"Noxious weeds" has the meaning given in section
Subd. 23. Portage.
"Portage" means a passageway two rods in width extending from one
public or navigable water to another public or navigable water or from a public or navigable
water to a public highway.
Subd. 24. Public property.
"Public property" means any property 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.
Subd. 25. Road authority.
"Road authority" means the commissioner, as to trunk highways;
the county board, as to county state-aid highways and county highways; the town board, as to
town roads; and the governing bodies of cities when the governing bodies or city streets are
Subd. 26. Road or highway.
"Road" or "highway" includes, unless otherwise specified,
the several kinds of highways as defined in this section, including roads designated as
minimum-maintenance roads, and also cartways, together with all bridges or other structures
thereon which form a part of the same.
Subd. 27. Roadway; bicycle lane; bicycle route; bicycle path; bikeway.
"roadway," "bicycle lane," "bicycle route," "bicycle path," and "bikeway" have the meanings
given in section
Subd. 28. Town roads.
"Town roads" includes those roads and cartways which have
heretofore been or which hereafter may be established, constructed, or improved under the
authority of the several town boards, roads established, constructed, or improved by counties that
have been maintained by the towns for a period of at least one year prior to July 1, 1957.
Subd. 29. Trunk highways.
"Trunk highways" includes all roads established or to be
established under the provisions of article 14, section 2 of the Constitution of the state of
History: 1959 c 500 art 1 s 2; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1976 c 2 s 172; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1984 c
562 s 4; 1985 c 127 s 1; 1985 c 215 s 1; 1987 c 255 s 2; 1993 c 13 art 2 s 1; 1995 c 265 art 2 s 15