Planning, Analysis and Design
Latest News (February 2021)
Anoka County, MnDOT, the City of Ramsey, and Bolton & Menk held a virtual open house to present the 2009 existing preferred alternate and the 2021 refined alternate as part of the Environmental Assessment process. This process requires opportunity for public comment on the alternates to assist the project partners in selecting a preferred alternative to move forward into design and construction by 2023. These alternates are open for public input through March 5, 2021.
Review the alternates and provide your feedback here.
Project Funding Status
While Anoka County continues to seek out additional funding for the project, we are proud to announce that a portion is already secured from the following competitive sources. As project partners, the County, City of Ramsey and MnDOT also have funds committed.
- $1.5 million in 2017 State Rail Funds
- $2 million in in 2018 Bonding Bill
- $40 million in 2020 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program
- $8.4 million in 2020 Bonding Bill
- $10 million in Minnesota Highway Freight Funds
- $10 million in Metropolitan Council Regional Solicitation Funds
The previous study effort estimated the total project cost at $136 million for the entire project depicted above. Through the preliminary and final design process the estimate will be updated as more details are known.
Corridor Design History
Over the past decade, significant progress has been made along the U.S. Highway 10 corridor, which has been a major safety and mobility concern for years. In 2014, the Highway 10 Access Planning Study was completed, assessing corridor issues and identifying high-benefit, fiscally responsible solutions. The City of Ramsey, in partnership with Anoka County and MnDOT, continued momentum built in the 2014 study with the Ramsey Gateway Project.
Concluding in 2019, the Ramsey Gateway Project developed a locally supported vision for Highway 10, centered on improvement options at Ramsey Boulevard and Sunfish Lake Boulevard. This new project moves forward with the preliminary and final design to finalize the vision for the interchanges at both Ramsey and Sunfish Lake Boulevard.