8820.2500 Minimum State-Aid Standards

Published: 2015

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Subpart 1.

Applicability of standards.

The standards in this part apply to all new construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or resurfacing projects approved by the state-aid engineer on and after November 13, 1995, except as noted or otherwise provided for in law.

Subp. 1a.

Geometric design standards.

The standards in part 8820.9920 apply to rural design undivided roadways, new or reconstruction.
The standards in part 8820.9936 apply to urban design roadways, new or reconstruction.
The requirements in parts 8820.9926 and 8820.9946 apply to reconditioning projects.
The vertical clearances for underpasses in part 8820.9956 apply.
The standards in parts 8820.9981 and 8820.9986 apply to designated forest highways within national forests and state park access roads within state parks and to designated natural preservation routes.
The standards in part 8820.9995 apply to bicycle paths.

Subp. 2.


Specifications for construction must be the latest approved Minnesota Department of Transportation specifications, except as modified by special provisions which set forth conditions or requirements for work or materials not covered by the approved specifications, or which set forth conditions or requirements to meet exigencies of construction peculiar to the approved project.

Subp. 3.


The minimum widths of right-of-way for state-aid routes must be at least 60 feet within cities and 66 feet in rural areas, except that the right-of-way may be less for routes that are within a city, that were constructed before November 13, 1995, and that can be reconstructed to new construction standards within the previously existing right-of-way. Before construction, the governing body shall acquire control of the additional widths of right-of-way as may be necessary to properly maintain the ditch section, drainage structures, and the clear zone. Permanent easements for highway purposes are considered to be right-of-way for the purposes of this subpart.

Subp. 4.

Parking provisions.

The criteria in part 8820.9961 must be used in establishing diagonal parking. The criteria in parts 8820.9936 and 8820.9946 must be used where parallel parking is used.