Highway Department

Welcome


Welcome to the Anoka County Highway Department, it is our vision to enhance and protect life by providing safe roads and eliminating traffic congestion. Our passion is your safe way home.

Learn more about the Highway Department's mission, vision, and values.

 

Notice of Emergency Road Closure

January 29, 2018 - Estimated First Week of April, 2018


Emergency Bridge Closure - Westbound Traffic Only


Westbound CSAH 14 (Main Street) - City of Coon Rapids
 

Main Street Bridge Emergency Closure Update

The westbound lanes of the land bridge on Main St/County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 14 between Shenandoah Blvd and Coon Creek Blvd/CSAH 18 in Coon Rapids have been closed due to the structural failure of a bridge span. 

Anoka County Highway engineers, working with a consultant bridge engineer and senior bridge staff at MnDOT, have determined that the failed portion of the bridge deck will need to be removed and replaced with a new, reinforced deck panel. This work is expected to take 6-8 weeks, barring extreme winter weather conditions, meaning the westbound lanes should reopen in early April.

Public safety is our priority. Please stay off the bridge and follow the posted detour route: Hanson Blvd./CSAH 78, to Bunker Lake Blvd./CSAH 116, to Coon Creek Blvd./CR18 to Main St./CSAH 14.   

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  1. Main Street Bridge Emergency Closure Update

    The westbound lanes of the land bridge on Main St/County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 14 between Shenandoah Blvd and Coon Creek Blvd/CSAH 18 in Coon Rapids have been closed due to the structural failure of a bridge span. Read on...
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Responsibilities


At the Anoka County Highway Department, it is our vision to enhance and protect life by providing safe roads and eliminating traffic congestion. Our passion is your safe way home.

The Anoka County Highway Department is responsible for the county highway system that includes 423 miles of road, 55 bridges, and 190 traffic signals. The Highway Department is divided into the following sections:
     

  • Road Maintenance - plows, paves and patches, and removes debris from all county roads
  • Fleet Maintenance - maintains all vehicles for the Highway Department and Sheriff’s Office
  • Engineering - designs and provides construction administration of highway improvement projects including: overlays, crack sealing, and seal coating
  • Traffic - designs, operates, and maintains the county's traffic signal system, conducting traffic studies and accident analysis, issuing permits, and coordinating the Adopt-A-Highway Program
  • Signal Service - enhances our highway system by implementing traffic control technology to minimize delays and maximize safety
  • Sign Service - provides highway users with effective guidance through the ongoing installation, repair, and maintenance of traffic control devices
  • Administration - provides support and direction for all highway services
  • Planning - directs and facilitates mid and long range planning of transportation projects to meet public needs