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S.F. No. 3209 - MNDOT Agency Bill (As Amended by the A2 Amendment)
Author: Senator John R. Jasinski
Prepared By: Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis (651/296-4791)
Date: March 20, 2018


Section 1 modifies the route of Highway 54 in Grant County, which allows part of the road to be turned back to the county.

Section 2 raises the limit on direct negotiations for trunk highway projects from $150,000 to $250,000.

Section 3 authorizes the commissioner of transportation to implement an Indian employment preference for projects on or near an Indian reservation.

Section 4 allows stinger-steered combination automobile transporters 80 feet or less in length to be operated on interstate highways and other designated highways and may carry a load that extends four feet or less in front of the vehicle and six feet or less in the rear. An automobile transporter may transport cargo or freight on a backhaul, as long as it complies with the weight limitations for a truck tractor and semitrailer combination. Definitions are provided.

Section 5 allows a vehicle hauling raw or unfinished forest products to operate on Interstate 35 between specific mile markers in Carlton County to St. Louis County.

Section 6 subjects emergency vehicles designed to transport personnel and equipment to support fire suppression or mitigate other hazardous situations to specified weight limits when operated on an interstate highway.

Section 7 extends the sunset date of the Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee to June 30, 2022.

Section 8 allows MNDOT to waive payment and performance bonds on direct negotiation contracts.

Section 9 turns back Highway 222 to Red Lake County.

Section 10 turns back Highway 253 to Faribault County.

Section 11 turns back Highway 254 to Faribault County.

Section 12 turns back Highway 277 to Chippewa County.

Section 13 turns back Highway 298 to the City of Faribault.

Section 14 turns back Highway 299 to the City of Faribault.

Section 15 turns back Highway 323 to the City of Faribault.


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