Planning, Analysis and Design
Latest News (September 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. 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 for the project, we are proud to announce that a portion is already secured. Anoka County recently received $40 million from an available $906 million through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. 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.
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.