Report to the Legislative Commission on Highways Concerning Development of the Interstate Highway System in the Twin City Metropolitan Area

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Date Created
1960-04
Description
This report, covering the history of Interstate Highway Route development in the Twin City area for presentation to the Legislative Commission on Highways in Minnesota, was compiled from information, reports, and records on file within the Department which pertained to the network in general, with specific reference to that portion of the Freeway System in the central core area of Minneapolis, the University district, Como district, Prospect Park district, Merriam Park district, and Beltrami Park district. The location of the Interstate Highway through sections of the above districts has been questioned by various groups representing residents of those areas. This report outlines the many and varied studies made by the Department of Highways and its consulting engineers in close liaison with city and county engineers and planners, and other interested groups . The studies began with designation of a Strategic Highway System in 1941; subsequent planning for an interregional system and an expressway system; culminating in the present Freeway System as proposed by this Department, and officially approved by the governing bodies of the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and the Bureau of Public Roads;

(The First Annual Report of the) State Highway Commission of Minnesota (1906)

Date Created
1907
Description
The State Highway Commission of Minnesota was organized January 12th, 1906, under the provisions of chapter 163, General Laws of 1905. The first annual report contains a report on highway commissions of the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts; a report of the state engineer George W. Cooley for the year ending December 1, 1906 (statistics and general information; Experimental Road No.1, locally known as the State Farm Road); pictures showing the evolution of a mud road by the use of the common drag - Blue Earth County; appendixes (State Highway Commission Circular no. 1); index; and a map showing location of proposed State Roads as provided for by the Resolutions of County Boards. Submitted by Gustave Scholle, Chairman, J.B. Galarneault, Charles Halvorson. [35 pp. + Appendix (1 folded, one-sided map, 17 x 21 in.)]

Biennial Report of the Commissioner of Highways of Minnesota 1970-1972

Date Created
1972
Description
This report covers the Department of Highway's activities from July 1, 1970 to June 30, 1972. Sections are: Administration, Financing your Highways, Office of State Aid, Maintenance, Engineering Operations, Design and Right of Way Division, Environmental services, Office of road design, Photogrammetric, Office Of Bridge and Structural Design, Office of Traffic Engineering, Office of Materials, Research and Planning, Office of Personnel, Legislation, Office of Public Information and Districts.