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State statutes and rules

State statutes and rules

Bridge Rehabilitation, Construction, and Reconstruction Rules

Proposed revisions

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is considering rule amendments to the Minnesota rules governing bridge rehabilitation, construction, and reconstruction. The amendments will address changes to Minn. Stat. ยง 174.50, subdivision 7, authorizing political subdivisions to use grants to rehabilitate bridges, including to pay the costs of acquiring and rehabilitating and reconstructing historic bridges. The statute previously only authorized the use of grants for construction or reconstruction of bridges. The amendments will define the term “bridge rehabilitation,” add references to rehabilitation throughout the rules to reflect the statute change, and make minor, clerical edits.

Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules without a Public Hearing

The Minnesota Department of Transportation intends to adopt rules without a public hearing following the procedures in the rules of the Office of Administrative Hearings, Minnesota Rules, parts 1400.2300 to 1400.2310, and the Administrative Procedure Act, Minnesota Statutes, sections 14.22 to 14.28. You may submit written comments on the proposed rules and may also submit a written request that a hearing be held on the rules until May 15, 2024.

Agency contact person

You must submit comments or questions on the rules and written requests for a public hearing to the agency contact person. The agency contact person is Andrea Barker, Policy and Administrative Rules Coordinator, at Minnesota Department of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, MS 130, St. Paul, MN 55155, phone: 651-366-4029, or andrea.barker@state.mn.us.


You have until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, to submit written comment in support of or in opposition to the proposed rules and any part or subpart of the rules. Your comment must be in writing and the agency contact person must receive it by the due date. The Department encourages comment. Your comment should identify the portion of the proposed rules addressed and the reason for the comment. You are encouraged to propose any change desired. Any comments that you have about the legality of the proposed rules must also be made during this comment period.

Request for a hearing

In addition to submitting comments, you may also request that the Department hold a hearing on the rules. Your request must be in writing and the agency contact person must receive it by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Your written request for a public hearing must include your name and address. You must identify the portion of the proposed rules that you object to or state that you oppose the entire set of rules. Any request that does not comply with these requirements is not valid and the agency cannot count it when determining whether it must hold a public hearing. You are also encouraged to state the reason for the request and any changes you want made to the proposed rules.

Revision documents