2021 Construction Updates
Updates for the Week of October 18, 2021
U.S. Highway 10/169 Improvement Project
Beginning in the spring of 2022, the City of Anoka will be reconstructing U.S. Highway 10/169 from the west city limit line with Ramsey to 1,100 feet west of the Trunk Highway 47/169 Ferry Street interchange. The project will transform this signalized corridor into a freeway providing a roundabout interchange at Thurston Avenue, an underpass at Fairoak Avenue, and a reconstructed interchange at Main Street. There will be frontage road networks on both the north and south sides of the highway.
Beginning Monday, October 18th lasting for about 2 weeks, the westbound Highway 10 right turn lane will be closed at Fairoak Avenue as well as the east crosswalk. Detour signs will be posted and include westbound traffic utilizing Verndale Avenue, Brighton Street and Green Haven Parkway. Eastbound traffic will still be able to turn left onto Fairoak Avenue. This work is due to shoulder grading and paving efforts will begin on the northeast corner of Highway 10 and Fairoak Avenue.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 25th, northbound Thurston Avenue will be closed from Highway 10 to Vista Way/Highway 10 Service Road. Detour signs will be posted. Westbound traffic will utilize Verndale Avenue, Brighton Street and Green Haven Parkway for the detour. Eastbound traffic will utilize Fairoak Avenue and Green Haven Parkway. This work is for the removal of the center median Thurston Avenue which will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction along Thurston Avenue.
2021 Swede Town Street Renewal Project (SRP)
The project will involve the total reconstruction of the streets, including the replacement of the concrete curb & gutters, bituminous pavement, sidewalks, street lights, driveways, sanitary sewer, watermain and service laterals.
The contractor for this project is Kuechle Underground, Inc. from Kimball, Minnesota. The full-time project inspector for the project is Dave St. Dennis. Please contact Dave during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Dave can be reached at (612) 221-3767 or via email at email@example.com.
The final lift of pavement is scheduled for the week of October 18th. The contractor continuous to work on punch list items. Residents located on the project that have any concerns should contact Dave St. Dennis. Construction related concerns will be added to the punch list for the project.
Green Haven Parkway Phase II Project
The project included constructing a public parkway between Verndale Avenue and Fairoak Avenue with bike and pedestrian accommodations. Garfield Street will intersect the parkway at the existing location as part of the city project.
The contractor for this project is S.R. Weidema from Maple Grove, Minnesota. The full-time project inspector for the project is Al Spilles. Please contact Al during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Al can be reached at (612) 756-3143 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contractor is working on the final grading and boulevard restoration. The final lift of pavement is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 15th.
Mississippi Community Park Riverbank Stabilization Project
This project addresses the eroding riverbank along the Mississippi River over the past decades. The project will consist of the removal of mature trees and vegetation. The riverbank will be stabilized by re-grading the bank to a stable slope and will be covered with filter cloth and rip-rap at the toe of the slope. The upper portion of the slope will be graded and covered with erosion fabric. After the work is completed, the riverbank will be restored with a variety of native grasses and erosion control blanket. Live willow cuttings will be planted within or immediately above the rip-rap to provide additional slope stabilization and additional erosion control.
The contractor for this project is Sunram Construction, Inc. from Corcoran, Minnesota. The full-time project inspector for the project is Dave St. Dennis. Please contact Dave during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Dave can be reached at (612) 221-3767 or via email at email@example.com.
The contractor is finishing up the grading of the river bank and site restoration. Final completion is schedule for the end of October.
Anoka County TH 47 & CSAH 116 Intersection Improvements
This project will increase intersection capacity by providing additional travel and turn lanes. The contractor is on-site and the project will be completed by November. Additional information about the project can be found on the county’s website: https://www.anokacounty.us/3750/CSAH-116-at-TH-47. Please contact Chris Osterhus, Anoka County Construction Engineering Supervisor, at (763) 324-3189 with any questions.
MnDOT Highway 47/169 (Ferry St) Resurfacing Project
This construction season Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is resurfacing Highway 47 from the south end of the Mississippi River to Clay Street and from Pleasant Street to just south of Industry Avenue/Bunker Lake Boulevard. The contractor, Valley Paving is on-site and the completion date of October 15th. Additional information about the project can be found on the county’s website: www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy47-169-anoka. Please contact Kent Barnard, MnDOT Communications and Media Specialist, at (651) 234-7504 with any questions.
The contractor is scheduled to finish the mill & overlay by Saturday, October 16th. The permanent striping will be the only remaining item to be completed the week of October 18th.