2021 Construction Updates
Week of May 21, 2021
2021 Swede Town Street Renewal Project (SRP)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 virtual open house webpage can be viewed at: www.anokaminnesota.com/SRPVirtualOpenHouse
CenterPoint has completed the relocate of the gas mains and services. The city contractor is tentatively scheduled to begin construction the week of June 14th. This work will involve reclaiming the existing pavement, removals and temporary water.
Green Haven Parkway Phase II Project
The project will include 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 email@example.com.
The contractor will tentatively be starting the clearing and grubbing the week of May 31st. Removals will follow this work and underground utility construction will begin the week of June 7th.
Mississippi Community Park Riverbank Stabilization Project
This project will address 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 virtual open house webpage can be viewed at: www.anokaminnesota.com/684/Riverbank-Stabilization
The contractor for this project is Sunram Construction, Inc. from Corcoran, Minnesota. The contractor will tentatively schedule is to begin early August and final restoration by mid-October. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anoka County CSAH 7 Pavement Rehabilitation Project
As part of Anoka County’s pavement rehabilitation program, this construction season Seventh Avenue (CSAH 7) will be milled and overlaid from Buchanan Street to 600 feet north of 38th Lane. Buchanan Street will be milled and overlaid from CSAH 7 to 510 feet west of CSAH 7. The tentative start date is June 7th with a completion date of July 2nd. All work will to be completed under temporary lane closures. Please contact Chris Osterhus, Anoka County Construction Engineering Supervisor, at (763) 324-3189 with any questions.
Anoka County TH 47 & CSAH 116 Intersection Improvements
This construction season Anoka County will be improving the intersection of Trunk Highway 47 & County Road 116/Bunker Lake Boulevard. This project will increase intersection capacity by providing additional travel and turn lanes. The contractor will start construction in April 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 Nick Dobda, Anoka County Design Engineering Supervisor, at (763) 324-3185 with any questions.
MnDOT Highway 47/169 (Ferry St) Resurfacing Project
This construction season Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will be 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. As part of the project, BNSF will be repairing a “broke rail,” which will require a full 2-week closure of the highway that is tentatively scheduled for August. The tentative start date is mid-July with a completion in October. Please contact Kent Barnard, MnDOT Communications and Media Specialist, at (651) 234-7504 with any questions.
MnDOT Highway 10 Corridor Improvements Early Work Contract
This construction season Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will begin some of the mitigation improvements under an Early Work Contract for the Highway 10 Rum River Bridge Replacement & Corridor Improvements Project.
The work that will be completed, at the intersection of TH 47 (St. Francis Blvd) and McKinley Avenue, includes the pavement widening along the east shoulder of TH 47 to accommodate a dedicated left turn and a thru/right turn lane to McKinley Street. The restriping of TH 47 for the proposed lane configuration improvements will occur in 2022.
The work that will be completed, at the interchange of Highway 10 and 7th Avenue, will include the realignment of the Highway 10 westbound exit ramp to align with Pierce Street with a temporary signal. In 2022, the existing signal at the ramp will be removed and the westbound entrance ramp to Highway 10 will be closed. The eastbound exit ramp from Highway 10 will be widen to accommodate a “button hook ramp” from southbound 7th Avenue to eastbound Highway 10, opening in 2022.
The tentative start date is late-July with a completion in October. Additional information about the project can be found on the state’s website: www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy10-anoka/. Please contact Kent Barnard, MnDOT Communications and Media Specialist at (651) 234-7504 with any questions.