125th Avenue (CSAH 14) Reconstruction from Aberdeen Street to Radisson Road (CSAH 52)

Project Background / Description 

Anoka County is proposing the reconstruction of 125th Avenue/Main Street (CSAH 14) between Aberdeen Street N.E. and Radisson Road (CSAH 52).  CSAH 14 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.  

This section of CSAH 14 is currently a four-lane undivided rural roadway, and a 50 mph Principal Arterial. The average annual daily traffic volume is approximately 14,200 in this section of CSAH 14.

In the summer of 2016, Anoka County, in partnership with the City of Blaine, completed a reconstruction project east of the proposed project from CSAH 52 to Harpers Street N.E., which upgraded the road section to a four-lane divided roadway.  Anoka County previously completed the CSAH 14/Trunk Highway 65 interchange west of the project location as part of improving safety and mobility within the CSAH 14 corridor.

The proposed project would implement similar features to adjacent CSAH 14 projects. In its current condition, there are no dedicated left or right turn lanes for Hastings Street.  This creates a safety and congestion issue which will be addressed with this project. The improvements of this section of CSAH 14 are geared towards improving the safe and efficient movement of vehicles at this intersection and providing a pedestrian facility connection between Aberdeen Street and Radisson Road.

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

* Develop Geometric Layout – Summer/Fall 2018
* Preliminary Design – Winter 2018
* Open House - Summer 2018, Winter 2019
* Final Design – Fall 2018, Winter 2019
* Construction – Spring 2020

Public Involvement/Meetings
Various stakeholders, ranging from permitting agencies (i.e., Mn/DNR, MnDOT, Watershed Districts, etc.) to residents and property owners living or working along or near the roadway, have an interest in the development of this roadway project.  The County recognizes that these interests vary in perspective.  The County will use information provided by the various stakeholders when making decisions on final improvements.  There are a number of activities that will occur throughout the design process that will allow for input from the various stakeholders.  Agency and public involvement activities may include:

* Technical Advisory Committee Meetings (technical staff from the County and City)
* Agency Coordination Meetings (technical staff from local, regional, state and federal agencies)
* Presentations at City Council Meetings (Blaine)
* Public Information Meetings (residents and property owners)

These activities will be scheduled throughout the project's development.  More information regarding the various activities is included below.

Technical Advisory Committee Meetings
Anoka County assembled a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to provide input and feedback on the proposed project.  TAC members include staff from Anoka County, City of Blaine, and various consultants that gather information essential to the design.  The TAC meets monthly/bi-monthly to discuss various aspects of this project.  Members exchange technical and political information on the project between the governmental stakeholders, and report to their various councils and/or boards and provide directives for action during the project's development.

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.

Public Information Meetings
Anoka County will provide informational materials and maps at a Public Information Meeting, to be held in 2019.  The County will inform the surrounding landowners of the upcoming meeting by mailing out individual meeting notices to property owners and residents within a half mile of the corridor.  In addition, this website will also contain announcements of the meeting.  The meeting will be an open house style format where County and City staff interact with the public, answering questions and providing information as they look at various boards and maps of the proposed project.  Comment cards will be provided to the public to use for written comments and can be completed either at the meeting or at home.  Verbal and written comments gathered at the meeting will be reviewed by staff.

Public Open House
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
City of Blaine City Hall
Cloverleaf Farms Room A (on 2nd floor)
10801 Town Square Drive
Blaine, MN  55449

Open House Postcard - 04/24/19

Maps/Layouts
Layout

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:


Jorge Bernal, Design Engineer
763-324-3185, Email

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