The commissioner of transportation must convene a working group to consider potential options for Wilkin County Road 19 between marked Trunk Highway 55 and the railroad tracks north of marked Trunk Highway 55. By December 15, 2017, the working group must identify project options to address safety concerns of local residents at this location. For each identified project, the commissioner must include an estimated cost and the estimated date by which the project would be completed. The working group must then identify a preferred option. Based on that preferred option, the responsible parties must develop funding strategies and a delivery schedule with the goal that the project be completed by December 31, 2019.
By January 1, 2018, the commissioner must report to the chairs, ranking minority members, and staff of the senate and house of representatives committees or divisions with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. The report must, at a minimum, include: a summary of the meetings held by the working group; the project options identified and the commissioner estimates associated with each option; and, if identified, the preferred option and the funding and delivery schedule for that option.