Construction Weekly

Welcome to the 2019 Construction Weekly!


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

 

Construction Update for The Week of August 23, 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. The north abutment of the railroad bridge is now completed.  Bridge crews continue work on the south abutment, with various concrete pours and re-bar installation.  Work also continues on the 108th Avenue bridge as the footing pours will be completed early in the week of August 26th.  This will be followed by setting of forms and reinforcement iron in the abutment walls.  Approximately 400 feet of the east side retaining wall, south of the pedestrian tunnel, is now completed.  Work on the west side of the pedestrian tunnel has begun and will continue through the upcoming week.  Dirt crews have begun delivering granular roadway fill between the railroad north bridge abutment to the 108th Avenue bridge south abutment.  Utility crews will continue with storm sewer installation on the north end of the project.  All private water service connections were completed this past week.


Hanson Boulevard (CSAH 78) from Jay Street/139th Avenue to Crosstown Boulevard (CSAH 18) in the City of Andover
UPDATE –
This past week, dirt crews began to tolerance gravel base on the northbound Hanson Boulevard lanes from the Coon Creek bridge to approximately 700 feet north of Andover Boulevard.  This area is scheduled for asphalt paving on Monday, September 26th.  Signal poles and mast arms were installed at the intersection with Andover Boulevard, along with the installation of the signal cabinet, signal vehicle detectors and wiring.  Work scheduled for the upcoming week will consist of the final concrete layer being placed on the Coon Creek bridge, testing of the new signal system at Andover Boulevard and miscellaneous bike path grading along the northbound lanes.  A traffic switch is scheduled to take place later in the week, once the Andover Boulevard signal system is in full operation.


Cedar Drive (CSAH 13) Bridge #02518 Replacement in the City of Oak Grove
UPDATE –
The final asphalt layer was completed this past week along with paving of the roadway shoulders.  Safety guardrail and permanent highway signage were also installed this past week.  Permanent roadway striping and gravel placement along the edge of the shoulder lanes will be completed during the week of August 26th.  The roadway closure is expected to be lifted by Wednesday or Thursday of the upcoming week.  Utility work will continue after the roadway is open to the traveling public.


125th Avenue NE (CSAH 14) from east of Lexington Avenue to Lever Street in the City of Blaine
UPDATE - Asphalt paving is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 24th and Monday August 26th on the eastbound lane of 125th Avenue and on Lever Street, south of the intersection.  After paving is completed, crews will begin placing turf installation items, installing permanent roadway signage and permanent roadway striping.  The road is scheduled to be open on Friday, August 30th.  The signal will not be in operation at the time the closure is removed, which will require an all way stop condition.  Police assistance will begin once school starts to assist with bus traffic during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal.  This assistance will continue until the signal is in full operation.


Broadway Avenue NE (CSAH 18) from Potomac Street NE (CR 19) to Kettle River Boulevard (CSAH 62) in the City of Columbus
UPDATE – Aggregate shouldering material was placed this past week, along with the placement of permanent roadway striping and mailbox post installation.  For the week of August 26th, permanent roadway signage will be installed, and general project cleanup will begin.


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
UPDATE – 
COMPLETED


Freeway Drive West (CSAH 54) from Running Aces Harness Track to Lake Drive (CSAH 23) in the City of Columbus
UPDATE – COMPLETED



Lexington Avenue (CSAH 17) & Broadway Avenue (CSAH 18) Intersection signalization in the Cities of Ham Lake and Columbus
UPDATE – COMPLETED



2019 County Wide Overlays

Birch Street (CSAH 34) from Fawn Lane to Centerville Road (CSAH 21) in the City of Lino Lakes
UPDATE –
The final layer of asphalt is now completed.  Crews will be paving street approaches and asphalt entrances during the week of August 26th.  Gravel placement and permanent roadway striping will also be completed during the upcoming week.


49th Avenue (CSAH 4) from T.H. 47 to Jackson Street NE in the Cities of Columbia Heights and Fridley
UPDATE –
The eastbound lanes are now closed to traffic from 6th Street to Jackson Street.  This same area was completed for asphalt paving this past week as was remaining concrete sidewalk.  For the week of August 26th, crews will be adjusting manhole and gate valve covers to match the finished asphalt layer, which is scheduled to be placed later in the week.  


Cedar Drive NW (CSAH 13) between the BNSF RxR Tracks and 229th Avenue NW (CR 103) in the City of Oak Grove
UPDATE –
The final layer of asphalt was placed this past week on the driving lanes throughout the entire project.  Turn lanes and street approaches will be paved on Saturday, August 24th.  Gravel will be placed along the driving edge during the week of August 26th, along with installation of permanent roadway striping.


Main Street (CSAH 102) between 44th Avenue (CSAH 2) and 57th Avenue in the City of Fridley
UPDATEWork is scheduled to begin during the week of August 26th. No roadway closure will be required for this project.


49th Avenue (CR 104) between Main Street (CSAH 102) and TH 47 in the City of Fridley
UPDATE –Concrete curb was removed and replaced this past week on the north side of the roadway.  This same type of work is scheduled to continue during the week of August 26th.


Lake George Boulevard (CSAH 9) between Viking Boulevard (CSAH 22) and 600 feet south of Bridge Street (SCAH 24) in the City of Oak Grove
UPDATE –
Topsoil stripping and construction of turn lanes began this past week and will continue through the upcoming week. Reclamation (grinding) of the existing asphalt surface is not scheduled to begin until after the Labor Day weekend.


Kettle River Boulevard NE (CR 62) from Broadway Avenue (CSAH 18) to the East County Line in the City of Columbus
UPDATE –
COMPLETED


Main Street (CSAH 14) at Wargo Nature Center in the City of Lino Lakes
UPDATE –
COMPLETED


Greenbrook Drive NE (CR 68) from Crosstown Boulevard NE (CSAH 18) to Viking Boulevard NE (CSAH 22) in the Cities of East Bethel and Ham Lake
UPDATE – 
Completed


Coon Rapids Boulevard (CSAH 10) between the TH 47 ON & OFF Ramps in the City of Coon Rapids
UPDATE –
Completed