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File #: DC-1423    Version: 1
Type: Consent Action Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Enactment date: 10/4/2022 Resolution #: 22-428
Title: Approval Of Right Of Way Acquisition And Authorization To Initiate Quick-Take Condemnation For County Project 88-24 On CSAH 88 (292nd Street) In Randolph Township
Sponsors: Transportation
Attachments: 1. Project Location, 2. Parcel Location
DEPARTMENT: Transportation
FILE TYPE: Consent Action

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Approval Of Right Of Way Acquisition And Authorization To Initiate Quick-Take Condemnation For County Project 88-24 On CSAH 88 (292nd Street) In Randolph Township
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PURPOSE/ACTION REQUESTED
Approve acquisition of necessary right of way and authorize the initiation of quick-take condemnation for County Project (CP) 88-24 on CSAH 88 (292nd Street) between Trunk Highway 56 and Finch Court in Randolph Township.

SUMMARY
To provide a safe and efficient transportation system, Dakota County is proceeding with CP 88-24. County Project 88-24 will consist of preliminary and final engineering designs, public involvement process, surveying, geotechnical analysis, traffic analysis, and environmental analysis services required to reconstruct County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 88 in Randolph Township (see Attachment: Project Location).

The purpose of CP 88-24 is to address pavement quality, safety, and operational issues. The existing road has minimal paved shoulders, no turn lanes, and multiple curves with advisory speeds below the posted speed limit. In addition, CSAH 88 currently intersects Highway 56 at a skew near a railroad crossing, which has led to several crashes. County Project 88-24 will also explore the feasibility of a trail along existing and reconstructed CSAH 88 to connect the Dakota County Park on both ends of the project, utilizing the right-of-way needed for the road reconstruction. This project, when complete, will be consistent with County and CSAH standards for this type of County facility.

The adopted alignment intersects existing Union Pacific Rail on the West half of the project between Finch Court and TH 56. The project has been split into two phases to allow time to work with Union Pacific Rail for the railroad crossing approval needed in phase two. The first phase between the East Dakota County Line and Finch Court is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2023,which is CP 88-20. The r...

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