2021 Road Construction Updates

Construction Update for the Week of April 9, 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 daves@haa-inc.com

CenterPoint Energy will be on-site starting the week of April 19th to relocate the gas mains. During this time, the contractor will be removing the boulevard trees to complete the gas main work. 

The city contractor is tentatively scheduled to begin construction late May or early June. Any updates to the schedule will be posted to this website once known.

 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.


Road Work Ahead