Bunker Lake Blvd (CSAH 116) Reconstruction from Crane Street to Jefferson Street
Project Background / Description
In 2011, Anoka County applied for, and received, Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding to widen and reconstruct the segment of Bunker Lake Boulevard from Crane Street to Jefferson Street representing a distance of approximately 2.3 miles. The project involves reconstructing the existing two-lane roadway into a new urban 4-lane divided roadway with center median, curb and gutter and outside shoulders. The project also involves the reconstruction of major intersections, including the installation of turn lanes at all public streets. Additionally, the project includes bus/truck pull-out lanes at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad to be used by buses and slower moving vehicles that stop at the railroad crossing. The proposed pedestrian / bicycle path will improve safety for bicycles and pedestrians and provide connections to regional trails. The trail, which will be separated from the roadway, will also provide a box culvert underpass to get residents on the north side of the corridor to the south side of the corridor gaining access to Bunker Hills Regional Park.