Planning, Analysis and Design
Latest News (July 2020)
Anoka County, MnDOT, and the City of Ramsey have partnered with engineering, planning and consulting firm, Bolton & Menk, to design and produce a construction plan for the portion of the Ramsey Gateway Concept at the intersection of CSAH 56 (Ramsey Boulevard) and US Highway 10. This intersection will be designed and ready for construction in the year 2020. Anoka County is currently working with MnDOT to schedule a Value Engineering (VE) Study for this project. The successful application of this VE Study will contribute measurable benefits to the quality of the design assuring that the best design moves forward.
While Anoka County continues to seek out additional funding to construct the project in its entirety, we are proud to announce that Anoka County has recently received $40 million from an available $906 million through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program to construct the Ramsey Boulevard portion of the project. The funding was distributed to 20 projects in 20 states. The INFRA program promotes the incorporation of innovative technology that will improve our transportation system. With this recent development, Anoka County is exploring options to secure funding to expand the limits of this project to include the intersection of CSAH 57 (Sunfish Lake Boulevard). Check back for future announcements as this project continues to evolve with the boost in funding.
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 an interchange at Ramsey Boulevard. Below is preferred vision that is the kickoff point for the current design project that includes both Ramsey Boulevard and Sunfish Lake Boulevard.