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File #: 2023-196   
Type: Administrative Item Status: Passed
In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/23/2023 Final action: 5/23/2023
Title: Detour Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. MnDOT Contract No: 1051905, 2. Resolution


Sponsor: Public Works




Detour Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation





1.                     Approve the agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, 1500 County Road B2 West, Roseville, MN, 55113, related to routing traffic from state roadways to county roadways on a posted detour during construction along Trunk Highway 5.

2.                     Authorize the Chair and Chief Clerk to execute the agreement.



Background and Rationale


The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) plans to perform grading, bituminous mill and overlay, ADA improvements, pond, and signal construction upon, along, and adjacent to Trunk Highway 5 (TH 5) from Mendota Street to Trunk Highway 120 (Century Avenue).  It has been assigned a State Project Number of 6229-37 (T.H. 5 = 109).


To safely construct these improvements, a detour route is needed to carry TH 5 traffic on County State Aid Highway 64 (Johnson Parkway) and County State Aid Highway 65 (White Bear Avenue) during the construction. 


MnDOT Contract Number 1051905, between Ramsey County and MnDOT, identifies the detour route will be in place for 30 days.  MnDOT will compensate the county for the road life consumed by the detour based on the “Gas Tax Method” and has estimated the cost to be $1,664.


MnDOT will be responsible for maintaining the detour route on county roadways as part of the agreement.  Ramsey County Public Works staff support the proposed county road detours identified in the agreement.



County Goals (Check those advanced by Action)

       Well-being             Prosperity                 Opportunity                 Accountability


Racial Equity Impact

The project area and detour are in racially diverse neighborhoods of Saint Paul and Maplewood.  Rerouting of traffic as part of this construction detour maintains traffic within these neighborhoods, so racial equity impact is unchanged at a neighborhood level.


Community Participation Level and Impact

While MnDOT has engaged the community about the project, including managing traffic via a detour, this detour agreement has not been part of any engagement.

  Inform              Consult                                 Involve                      Collaborate        Empower                     


Fiscal Impact

The fiscal impact will be a payment of $1,664 to the county associated with the roadway life consumed by the additional traffic during construction.  Revenue is accounted for in the 2023 Public Works budget.



Last Previous Action




1. MnDOT Contract No: 1051905