Construction Weekly

Welcome to the Construction Weekly for the 2017 Construction Season!


These updates are published weekly (usually Fridays) during the construction season, with details about construction projects throughout Anoka County.  A map of the 2017 Road Construction projects is posted at the bottom of this page.
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Update for June 23, 2017  

125th Avenue (CSAH 14) Reconstruction from Radisson Road (CSAH 52) to Harpers Street NE in the City of Blaine 


– Paving that was completed recently is not up to County or public expectations. Anoka County is working to resolve this issue with the paving contractor.
Bunker Lake Boulevard (CSAH 116) from Crane Street NW to 500 feet east of Van Buren Street NE in the Cities of Andover and Ham Lake 


TRAFFIC CONTROL CHANGE - On Monday, June 12th, the closure on Bunker Lake Boulevard was extended from Prairie Road NW to Crane Street NW. Bunker Lake Boulevard is now closed to through traffic from Crane Street NW to directly west of Goldenrod Street NW. County Parkway “A”, directly across from Sycamore Street NW is also be closed to thru traffic. Emergency vehicles will be allowed access from all locations on the project during this construction phase.   Goldenrod Street is has now re-opened, at Bunker Lake Boulevard. Access to Anoka County Farms, Copart and the Bunker Hills Activity Center will continue to arrive from the east of those entrances.   
CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE - Scheduling conflicts for the concrete curb & gutter crew on a different project provided an opportunity to begin work on Bunker Lake Boulevard approximately a week earlier than expected. Rain halted any attempted work this past week Thursday, but once curb work resumes, curb is scheduled to be placed on the eastbound lane from approximately 1000 feet west of Goldenrod Street NW to the east project limits. Curb replacement at Goldenrod Street will also be completed. Dirt crews continue with grading operations from Crane Street NW to Prairie Road NW. Retaining walls crews will begin work on Monday, June 26th, starting near Goldenrod Street and will continue to progress east at various locations. Underground crews will continue with storm sewer installation and are expected to be completed with the required installation for this stage of construction by Friday,June 30th. Noise barrier wall installation continues as post installation and placement of wood face planks will continue through the upcoming week. BNSF did not begin work due to scheduling conflicts, but are expected to begin cross-arm signal base installation next week.

Foley Blvd (CSAH 11) from Egret Blvd to Northdale Blvd (CSAH 12) in the City of Coon Rapids 

Update -

Traffic has now been relocated to the new southbound lanes. Dirt crews have completed removals along the northbound lanes this past week along with minor watermain connections and or installations. Beginning on Friday, June 23rd, 30-inch watermain will be installed along Northdale Boulevard, between Flintwood Street NW and Dogwood Street NW. Traffic will be temporarily diverted using Foley Boulevard and 113th Avenue NW to bypass this work. This portion of work is expected to continue and be completed on Saturday, June 24th. Minor watermain work will continue at 113th Avenue NW during the upcoming week, but no closures will be required. After the watermain work is completed, crews will begin completing storm sewer installation on the northbound lanes of Foley Boulevard. Dirt crews will follow shortly thereafter, constructing the proposed driving lanes.


Projects by Other Agencies

Metropolitan Council NAI Phase 9 Interceptor Project along East River Road (CSAH 1) near 44th Avenue in the City of Fridley


Utility work and erosion control item installation will begin during the upcoming week. Work on the replacing the existing sanitary system is scheduled to begin in early to mid-July.


MN/DOT Scheduled Bridge/Road Closure on 4th Avenue (CSAH 31) in the City of Anoka


On Tuesday, May 30th, crews closed the 4th Avenue bridge over TH 10 to begin removing unsound concrete from the bottom of the bridge pier caps. For the safety of the public and the workers, it’s necessary to close the bridge when this phase of the work begins, and to keep it closed until the repairs are completed on both piers. Mn/DOT estimates this will take 5 weeks.

City of Anoka Project - East Main Street (CSAH 14) Utility Replacement/Installation Project from 7th Avenue (CSAH 7) to Wedgewood Drive NW in the City of Anoka


This project, led by the City of Anoka, will consist of various sanitary sewer installation and watermain installation. Temporary water lines have been installed on the south side of Main Street. “Bursting” of the existing watermain has begun at 9th Avenue, progressing to the eastern City limits. This will continue for the next two weeks. All work is scheduled to be completed under traffic. Traffic lanes have been restricted to a single lane in each direction, so driver should expect minor delays.

2017 County-Wide Overlay Program

County Road 15 (East Bethel Blvd) from CSAH 22 (Viking Blvd NE) to County Road 74 (213th Ave NE) in the City of East Bethel

– This project is completed. 

County State Aid Highway 26 (229th Avenue) from 550 feet west of CR 15 (Durant Street) to CSAH 85 (Typo Creek Drive NE) in Linwood Township

Placement of the final lift of asphalt was completed this past week. Weather permitting, gravel will be placed along the shoulder of the roadway on Friday, June 23rd. Concrete entrances, topsoil placement and permanent roadway striping are scheduled to be completed during the week of June 26th.

County State Aid Highway 78 (Hanson Boulevard) Left Turn Lane Modifications at the intersection of Station Parkway NW in the City of Andover

Crews have completed all requirements for the project except for permanent roadway striping. This is scheduled to be completed on Friday, June 23rd. Turn lanes in both directions are now open to traffic.



County Road 158 (165th Avenue NW) from CSAH 7 (165th Avenue NW) to County Road 58 (Valley Drive NW) in the City of Andover


Crews have begun and completed entrance removals and reclamation of the existing asphalt roadway. The first of two asphalt layers is scheduled to be placed on Friday, June 23rd. During the week of June 26th, concrete curb & gutter will be placed, followed by placement of the final lift of asphalt.


County Road 58 (181st Avenue NW) from CSAH 78 (Flamingo Street NW) to Palm Street NW/Cedar Drive in the Cities of Andover and Oak Grove
UPDATE – This work has been scheduled to begin on Monday, June 26th. Due to replacing an existing culvert pipe, a road closure will be installed on Tuesday, June 27th for approximately three days. Once this work is completed, the roadway will be re-opened to traffic, while crews will begin grinding the existing asphalt road bed into a gravel condition. 


A map of the 2017 Construction Projects can be found here: 


2017 Construction Projects