Over the course of the 2017 construction season, Anoka County will be overlaying several highways with new pavement. Before this occurs, crews will be doing pre-construction work, such as tree clearing and grubbing.
View the Construction and Detours Map to access this interactive tool and find information about road construction projects, roadway and intersection closures, detour maps, road maintenance, and more.
Roadwork Projects in Anoka County by Other Agencies
City of Anoka
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. Much of the work will be done by directional boring, which will minimize the open trench excavation, but some open trenches will still be necessary. All work is scheduled to be completed under traffic. Traffic lanes will be restricted to a single lane in each direction once work begins, so drivers should expect minor delays. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 12th and be completed by mid-July.
Ramsey County is going to perform a mill and overlay project along County Road J from Hodgson Rd to the bend at Ash St. The project will begin in June and carry through July. As part of the project, a detour will be established along Birch St and Hodgson Rd for approximately 2 weeks in July.
MnDOT has a major project upcoming on Interstate 94 between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center. Although the project is not geographically in Anoka County, it will impact those who use I-94 on their commutes between downtown Minneapolis and Anoka County. Therefore, MnDOT is reaching out to neighboring communities to keep them informed as well.
Expect daytime off-peak closures of the right lane of Highway 10 at the 4th Avenue (County 31) bridge in Anoka, starting May 1.
Closures will be as needed, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
We expect that crews will be only closing one direction (either eastbound or westbound) at a time. Closures will only be set up on days when needed. The work is scheduled to be finished by mid-June. We will be sure not to interfere with Memorial weekend traffic.
The closures are necessary to allow crews and equipment safe access to the bridge piers. This project will repair the bridge piers. MnDOT inspection of the bridge found section loss on the bridge piers which needs to be addressed.
A weight restriction goes into effect April 24 for 4th Avenue traffic using the bridge to cross Highway 10. The bridge now has a weight limit of 8 tons per vehicle. This weight limit will be lifted once the pier repairs are complete.
Our bridge maintenance team is still finalizing plans for the repairs. The above information could change slightly;watch for further updates.
Minnesota Highway 47 / North of CR 22 South of CR 24
MnDOT needs to replace four culverts that cross under Minnesota Highway 47. The culverts are north of County Highway 22 (Viking Boulevard) and south of County Highway 24 (Norris Lake Road).
The work will require closure of Highway 47 while the culverts are replaced. To minimize disruption to motorists, the work has been scheduled for a weekend: May 20-21.
During that weekend, Highway 47 will be closed to through traffic between County 22 and County 24. Detour signs will route through motorists to use County 66 to bypass the closed section of Highway 47. As you know, County 66 parallels Highway 47 roughly a mile to the west.
Property owners in the construction area will still be able to access their properties, but at times it will be necessary to approach either from the north, or from the south, because it will not be possible to cross a location where a culvert is being excavated. The plan is to replace only one culvert at a time, so that properties near the work area remain accessible either from the north or from the south.
Kevin Farraher of MnDOT’s Traffic Engineering office has been coordinating with Jane Rose and Randy Bettinger of Anoka County Highway Department about the detour, and obtaining a detour permit from Anoka County.
The corrugated metal culverts are in deteriorated condition and must be replaced to ensure they continue to convey water and support Highway 47.
The schedule above may need to be adjusted due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
MNDOT Traffic & Road Condition Information
Use caution and drive safely. If possible, use alternate routes. Remember as you travel through a work zone to reduce your speed, adjust your lane position away from workers, and prepare for the unexpected. Allow extra time for your trip and if possible, use an alternate route. Projects may cause some inconvenience, but the benefits will be a safer and more efficient roadway system. Watch for road signs and articles in local newspapers to keep you informed. Your patience and cooperation is sincerely appreciated.