Construction Weekly

Welcome to the 2019 Construction Weekly!

Here we go, another construction season starting!   The Construction Weekly is published weekly, usually on Fridays during the construction season, and includes details about current construction projects throughout Anoka County.    You can subscribe to email notification of these updates by using our Notify Me list.


Construction Update for The Week of May 24, 2019

Hanson Boulevard (CSAH 78) Railroad Bridge Overpass Project in the City of Coon Rapids
UPDATE – Hanson Boulevard, from 106th Avenue to 108th Lane, was closed to through traffic on March 4th.  This will remain closed until October of 2019.  This past week, crews continued installing steel casings, sanitary sewer lines and sanitary sewer manholes north of the railroad tracks.  Bridge piling installation also continued north of the rail road tracks as driven pile depths have varied from 35 feet to 70 feet driven into the ground.  For the week of May 27th, crews will continue with pile driving operations while bridge carpenter crews will begin setting forms for a portion of the abutment footing.  Underground crews will continue with sanitary sewer installation north and south of the railroad tracks and will also be installing a watermain line at 108th Lane (west of Hanson Boulevard).  Residents living in the Hanson Boulevard Estates development will continue to utilize the temporary access road while this work is taking place.

Lake Drive (CSAH 23) Roundabout Construction from 700’ east of Zurich St. NE to 300’ west of the SB I 35 ramps in the City of Columbus
Concrete median and pedestrian ramps were placed this past week.  Remaining permanent striping and crosswalk markings will be completed during the week of May 27th.

Lexington Avenue (CSAH 17) & Broadway Avenue (CSAH 18) Intersection signalization in the Cities of Ham Lake and Columbus
– Construction is scheduled to resume next week as CenturyLink has completed its splice work from existing to new wiring.  Roadway work will consist of continuing with the removal of unsuitable material from proposed roadway widening areas.  Signal crews began installation of a portion of the signal system in the SW corner of the intersection.  This work will continue as dirt crews continue to progress.

Freeway Drive West (CSAH 54) from Running Aces Harness Track to Lake Drive (CSAH 23) in the City of Columbus
Concrete curb & gutter was placed this past week from the Lake Drive roundabout to the new Evers Street intersection.  Roadway grading and storm pipe installation will take place from Evers Street to the southern project limits during the week of May 27th.  Dirt crews will also begin to tolerance gravel base in the recently curbed area mentioned earlier in this report.  This area is tentatively scheduled for asphalt paving later in the week.

Hanson Boulevard (CSAH 78) from Jay Street/139th Avenue to Crosstown Boulevard (CSAH 18) in the City of Andover
Traffic has been shifted to the eastern half of Hanson Boulevard and will remain in that location until mid to late June.  Access to go west on 148th Lane NW and 147th Avenue NW from Hanson Boulevard will not be allowed during this phase of construction.  This past week, sewer crews completed mainline storm sewer installation from 139th Avenue NW to the Coon Creek Bridge, which was followed by dirt crews, building roadway grade.  Bridge crews completed pouring the westerly half of the bridge deck over Coon Creek.  For the week of May 27th, dirt crews will complete placing gravel base on the southbound lane from J139th Avenue to the Coon Creek Bridge.  Concrete curb & gutter in scheduled to be placed on the shoulder and median from just north of the bridge to the south entrance of Andover Elementary school.  Concrete will also be placed on the west halves of the north and south bridge abutments.  
CLOSURE UPDATE: The scheduled closure of 139th Lane (west) and Hanson Boulevard has been delayed by one week to this past week’s rain events.

Cedar Drive (CSAH 13) Bridge #02518 Replacement in the City of Oak Grove
Tree clearing is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid to late May.  The closure of the roadway for work to begin is currently scheduled for June 10th.  

125th Avenue NE (CSAH 14) from east of Lexington Avenue to Lever Street in the City of Blaine
UPDATE - Forest Lake Contracting was the successful low bidder for this contract.  Work is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 10th.

Broadway Avenue NE (CSAH 18) from Potomac Street NE (CR 19) to Kettle River Boulevard (CSAH 62) in the City of Columbus
UPDATE – Dresel Contracting was the successful low bidder for this contract.  No starting date has been established this time.