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City of Mountain Iron, Minnesota



Resolution Number 10-14 Intersection

RESOLUTION NUMBER 10-14

 

OPPOSING THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PLAN TO DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERSECTION OF STATE TRUNK HIGHWAY 53 AND 135 THAT WOULD PROVIDE A LESSER LEVEL OF SERVICE THAN THE EXISTING INTERCHANGE.

 

WHEREAS, since 2010, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has been working on the Highway 53 relocation, developing alternatives for an Environmental Impact Statement for reconstruction of State Trunk Highway 53; and

 

WHEREAS, a major realignment of Highway 53 is to allow for expansion of United Taconite’s mine in the Eveleth and Midway area of Virginia; and

 

WHEREAS, a recent proposed relocation would result in reconstruction of the existing intersection of State Highway 53 and 135 in the Midway area; and

 

WHEREAS, the recent proposed alternative plan would create an at-grade intersection of the two highways, making it unsafe and undesirable for daily traffic operations in this important mining region:

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA, that the City of Mountain Iron is hereby in opposition to the recent Minnesota Department of Transportation plan to development of an intersection of State Trunk Highway 53 and 135 that would provide a lesser level of service than the existing interchange.

 

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 21st DAY OF APRIL, 2014.

 

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Mayor Gary Skalko

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City Administrator

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