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Haul Roads & Detours
In the course of a construction project, it may be necessary to designate a city or county road as a haul road or detour. Either designation requires a Commissioner's Order. Several laws govern the establishment of haul roads and detours as well as the Minnesota Constitution.
Contact Project Activities Supervisor at 651/366-4207 with questions about haul road payment.
Contact Commissioner's Order Supervisor at 651/366-3449 about haul road designation.
Minnesota Statute 160.02 Subd. 29 defines trunk highway
Article 14, Section 2 (MN Constitution) Section 2 creates the trunk highway system
Minnesota Statute 161.25 addresses haul roads and detours
Minnesota Statute 169.832 subd. 11 gives the Transportation Commissioner the ability to designate weight limits on highways subject to the local authority having approval over the route.
- 1404.3 Contractor's Request for Detour
- 2051.3 Designation and Use of Haul Roads
Right of Way Manual - Section 115.5 Maintenance Orders Policy
Haul Road/Detour Procedures
Right of Way Manual section 115.6 and 115.7 outline procedures that apply to haul roads and detours; both require a Commissioner's Order.
Complete a Haul Road Designation form and send to Commissioner's Order Supervisor once the haul road/detour transaction has been completed and all signatures affixed so that a Commissioner's Order can be prepared.
See the memo from the Haul Road Task Force for procedure information.
Haul Road/Detour Payments
If there is invisible damage to haul road or detour, the Contractor is liable for payment.
Refer to the contract for haul road payment information.