125th Avenue (CSAH 14) between Lexington Avenue and Opal Street Improvement Project

Project Background/Description
CSAH 14 (Main Street) serves as a critical east-west arterial throughway, connecting locations within Anoka County from Highway 10 in the West to Interstate 35 in the East and cities beyond.

Anoka County received Federal Pavement Preservation funding for the section of CSAH 14 (Main Street) between Lexington Avenue and Opal Street, in the City of Blaine. Surfacing improvements to this section of Main Street are geared towards improving the safe and efficient movement for vehicles traveling East and West across Anoka County from Highway 10 to I-35W.

CSAH 14 (Main Street) is an east/west two-lane undivided rural roadway. Main Street is a 55-mph zone and has a road classification of Principle Arterial. Project will construct a 10-ton two-lane divided roadway with shoulders.  This project will match the west end with a raised median, left and right turn lanes and a signal at Lever Street.  The signal will be added at Lever Street to tie into the City of Blaine’s Lever Street project.

This segment of Main Street currently averages approximately 11,600 vehicles per day and provides a critical connection route across Anoka County.

Schedule
Below is an overview of the project schedule, identifying key milestones in the process:

Preliminary Design – Summer/Fall 2018
Open House – August 23, 2018
Final Design – Fall/Winter 2018
Construction – Spring 2019 to Fall 2019

Agency Coordination Meetings
Throughout the project development process, various agencies will have concerns regarding resources that may be impacted due to the project. Staff from Anoka County and the City of Blaine will meet with the individual agencies throughout the project development to gain an understanding of their concerns and work through possible mitigation strategies or design improvements necessary to reach a consensus.

Presentations at Council Meetings
Anoka County Staff will present project information at city council meetings and/or workshops to educate and solicit input from elected officials about the proposed project.

Maps/Layouts
Current Layout (PDF)

Project Contacts
If you have any questions about the proposed project, or would like to comment on any aspect of the project, please contact either of the representatives below:

Daniel Frey, Design Engineer
763-324-3123; Email Daniel Frey 

Jason Orcutt, Design Engineering Supervisor
763-324-3115; Email Jason Orcutt