§ 152.060  STREETS AND ALLEYS.
   All streets shall be dedicated for public use except by approval through planned unit development.
   (A)   Contiguous streets. Except for cul-de-sacs, streets shall connect with streets already dedicated in adjoining or adjacent subdivisions, or provide for future connections to adjoining unsubdivided tracts, or shall be a reasonable projection of streets in the nearest subdivided tracts. The arrangement of arterials and collector streets shall be considered in their relation to the reasonable circulation of traffic, to topographic conditions, to runoff of stormwater, to public convenience and safety, and in their appropriate relation to the proposed uses of the area to be served and in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan.
   (B)   Local streets and dead-end streets. Local streets should be so planned as to discourage their use by non-local traffic. Dead-end streets are prohibited, but cul-de-sacs shall be permitted where topography or other physical conditions justify their use. Cul-de-sacs shall not be longer than 600 feet, including a terminal turnaround which shall be provided at the closed end, with a right-of-way radius of not less than 60 feet. A 45-foot street surface radius will be required on all cul-de-sacs.
   (C)   Street plans for future subdivisions. Where the subdivision to be submitted includes only part of the tract owned or intended for development by the applicant, a tentative plan of a proposed future street system for the unsubdivided portion shall be prepared and submitted by the applicant. When determined necessary by the city, the plan shall extend streets and utilities to the property line of the adjacent tract and/or tracts.
   (D)   Temporary cul-de-sacs. In those instances where a street is terminated pending future extension in conjunction with future subdivision, a temporary turnaround facility shall be provided at the closed end, in conformance with cul-de-sac requirements.
   (E)   Subdivisions abutting major rights-of-way. Wherever the proposed subdivision contains or is adjacent to the right-of-way of a U.S. or state highway or county thoroughfare, provision may be made for a marginal access street approximately parallel and adjacent to the boundary of the right-of-way; provided, that due consideration is given to proper circulation design, or for a street at a distance suitable for the appropriate use of land between the street and right-of-way. The distance shall be determined with due consideration of the minimum distance required for approach connections to future grade separations, or for lot depths.
   (F)   Pathways.
      (1)   Pathways shall be established in accordance with the city’s Comprehensive Plan for Parks, Pathways, and Open Space, the city’s Proposed Pathway Connections Guide, and in other areas where trails will serve an important transportation or recreational purpose as recommended and approved by the City Council.
      (2)   Trail corridors shall meet the following minimum requirements unless otherwise permitted by the City Council:
         (a)   Dedicated to the city as an easement for public trail purposes;
         (b)   Minimum 30-foot wide corridor;
         (c)   Minimum ten-foot wide surface;
         (d)   Compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
         (e)   No above-ground utilities (i.e., lift stations, utility boxes) may be within the trail corridor;
         (f)   A landscape plan, including shrubs and trees, shall be required on trail corridors located in the side yard of residential lots. These landscape plantings shall be in addition to those required by other sections of this code;
         (g)   Due regard shall be shown for trees, wetlands, and other environmental features when locating and constructing trails; and
         (h)   Compliance with city, county, and state transportation plans.
   (G)   Compliance with city, county, and state transportation plans.
      (1)   All subdivisions adjacent to or incorporating planned streets which are identified in the city, county, and state transportation plans, as amended, or existing streets shall comply with the minimum right-of-way, surfaced width and design standards as outlined in the plans or as recommended by the City Engineer.
      (2)   Infrastructure planning for safe routes to school shall be incorporated into subdivision and pathway design in accordance with the city’s Comprehensive Plan for Parks, Pathways, and Open Space, and the city’s Proposed Pathway Connections Guide.
   (H)   Street design.
      (1)   The classification of street and determined right-of-way width shall be determined by the city’s Comprehensive Plan.
      (2)   Minimum right-of-way widths, paving widths, angles of intersection, curb radii, distances along sides of sight triangles, horizontal alignments, vertical alignments, as well as maximum grades shall be in accordance with the following table:
Street Design
Design Element
Minor Arterial
Major Collector
Minor Collector
Local Streets
Cul-de- Sacs
Pathway
Private Common Access**
Street Design
Design Element
Minor Arterial
Major Collector
Minor Collector
Local Streets
Cul-de- Sacs
Pathway
Private Common Access**
Right-of-way width*
150 ft.
130 ft.
80 - 100 ft.
60 ft.
60 ft.
30 ft.
30 ft.
Paving width**
52 ft.
52 ft.
44 ft.
32 ft.
32 ft./45 ft. R
10 ft.
20 ft.
Maximum grade
7.5%
7.5%
7.5%
8%
8%
8%
8%
Minimum grade
0.50%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
Cross grade
2 - 3% crown
2% max
2 - 3% crown
Design section
10 ton
9 ton
9 ton
9 ton
9 ton
N/A
9 ton
Minimum angle intersection
90
90
80
70
70
N/A
70
Minimum curb radius
65 ft.
50 ft.
35 ft.
20 ft.
15 ft.
-
20 ft.
Grades for 25 feet before intersection
2.00%
2.00%
2.00%
2.00%
2.00%
2.00%
2.00%
Site triangles (distance along sides of) through street/stop street
690/30 ft.
490/30 ft.
490/30 ft.
250/30 ft.
250/30 ft.
N/A
250/30 ft.
Horizontal align (min. radius of centerline)
700 ft.
500 ft.
300 ft.
200 ft.
75 ft.
N/A
100 ft.
Vertical curves (min. sight distance)
650 ft.
475 ft.
325 ft.
250 ft.
100 ft.
N/A
300 ft.
Pathway
Required on both sides
Required on both sides
Required on both sides
Sidewalk required on single side
See above design notations
NOTE: Alternate right-of-way width requirements may be allowed for specific thoroughfares based on anticipated traffic volume, planned function of street, jurisdiction of street, topography, and character of abutting land use. Increased width will be set by the City Council upon recommendation of the Planning Commission and City Engineer.
Street design requirements may be altered based on existing topographic conditions as approved by the City Council upon recommendation of the Planning Commission and City Engineer.
Based on future roadway functional classification
*As measured from face of curb to face of curb.
**The City Council may choose to approve private common access for PUD, townhouse development, and the like, where appropriate. Standards for said access, however, shall comply with minimums as outlined for minor streets (except ROW) and all other provisions as required by the Council.
 
   (I)   Streets in flood hazard area. No street shall be approved if its final surface is at a lower elevation than two feet below the regulatory flood protection elevation. The City Council may require profiles and elevations of finished streets for areas subject to flooding. Fill may be used for streets, provided such fill does not unduly increase flood heights and provided any such fill would not result in a stage increase violating the requirements of applicable Minnesota Statutes, and any applicable requirements imposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency pursuant to its rules and regulations. Drainage openings shall not restrict the flow of water so as to unduly increase flood heights, and provided any such drainage opening would not violate the requirements of applicable Minnesota Statutes, as such chapters may be amended, supplemented, or replaced from time to time, and any applicable requirements imposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency pursuant to its rules and regulations.
   (J)   Reverse curves. Minimum design standards for minor arterial and major collector streets shall comply with Minnesota Department of Transportation State Aid Standards.
   (K)   Reserve strips. Reserve strips controlling access to streets shall be prohibited except under conditions accepted by the City Council.
   (L)   Private streets. Private streets and reserve strips, except in the case of planned unit developments, shall be prohibited and no public improvements shall be approved for any private street. If any person applies to subdivide or replat any land or parcels adjoining an existing private street, they shall be required to dedicate the private street for public use and schedule for improvement to public street standards at the time of final plat.
   (M)   Street intersections. Intersections having more than four corners shall be prohibited. Adequate land for future intersections and interchange construction needs shall be dedicated. Angles formed by the intersection of two streets shall comply with the provisions of division (H) above.
   (N)   Street intersection offsets. Street jogs in local streets shall have a centerline offset of not less than 150 feet. Street jogs in arterial and collector streets shall have a centerline offset of not less than 300 feet.
   (O)   Centerline curvature. The minimum horizontal curvature of streets shall be in accordance with the MNDOT Highway Design Manual for the type of street and design speed.
   (P)   Half streets. Half streets shall be prohibited except where it will be practical to require the dedication of the other half when the adjoining property is subdivided, in which case the dedication of a half street may be permitted. The probable length of time elapsing before dedication of the remainder shall be considered in this decision. No permanent street improvement shall be permitted within a half street right-of-way. All lots having frontage or access solely from a half street are prohibited from being eligible for building permits.
   (Q)   Dedication. All proposed streets shown on the subdivision shall be in conformity to city, county, and state plans and standards and be offered for dedication as public streets unless otherwise determined by the City Council.
   (R)   Curbs and gutters. Concrete curbs and gutters shall be required on all streets, unless otherwise directed by the City Council at the time the subdivision is approved.
   (S)   Pavement. Pavement shall be installed in accordance with the City Design Manual.
   (T)   Sidewalk. Sidewalks shall be provided on one side of all roadways and shall be installed in accordance with standards and specifications approved by the City Council.
   (U)   Private utilities. In all subdivisions, all telephone, electric, and gas lines shall be placed underground within dedicated public ways or recorded easements in such a manner as to not conflict with other underground services. All underground installation of service lines within street rights-of-way shall be completed in a manner that will not disturb street surfacing.