Whereas funding for expansion of Highway 36 is the
responsibility of the State of Minnesota and consideration of interim financing
by the City of Roseville is not in the financial interest of Roseville
Whereas funding of the state highway system is limited
and funds must be allocated in a way that most effectively relieves traffic
Therefore be it resolved that;
The Roseville City Council urges the State legislature
and Governor Pawlenty to designate funds within the MnDOT budget for addition of
a third eastbound lane to Highway 36 from the western terminus to the
interchange with Highway 35E with construction to begin within the next three
years and to be completed by 2010.
The Roseville City Council directs the City Manager and
designated staff to bring this resolution to the attention of Governor Pawlenty
and the legislative leaders of the state Senate and House of Representative and
most particularly to, Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, Chair of the House Transportation
Finance committee and Sen. Steve Murphy, chair of the Transportation budget
division of the Senate Finance Committee.
The Roseville City Council directs the city manager to
contact the appropriate city government officials in the municipalities
bordering Highway 36 east of Roseville to Highway 694 (i.e.
Little Canada, Maplewood, North St. Paul, and Oakdale) to request their
support for this resolution.