MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13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.
, 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