Planning, Analysis and Design
Latest News (November 2020)
Anoka County, MnDOT, and the City of Ramsey have partnered with engineering, planning and consulting firm, Bolton & Menk for environmental study and preliminary design for the Highway 10 intersections at CSAH 56 (Ramsey Boulevard) and CSAH 57 (Sunfish Lake Boulevard) and a new frontage road on the north side of the highway. The project will be designed and ready for construction in the year 2023. A Value Engineering (VE) Study will take place this December. The successful application of this VE Study will contribute measurable benefits to the quality of the design assuring that the best design moves forward.
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 sources.
- $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
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.