The U.S. Highway 10/169 Improvement Project will include reconstruction of three intersections (Thurston Avenue, Fairoak Avenue, and Main Street), pedestrian walkway improvements, and frontage road improvements. Construction is scheduled for 2022-2023.
Thanks to Everyone that attended the Open House on September 18, 2019 in Anoka!
Visit the Documents section of the website to view informational materials presented at the event.
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Due to heavy traffic volumes and signals at Fairoak Avenue and Thurston Avenue, U.S. Highway 10/169 experiences severe traffic back-ups, travel delays, and over 100 crashes per year with at least one crash during a peak period, resulting in delays stretching for miles. Pedestrians also cross U.S. Highway 10/169 at unsignalized and unmarked locations because of delays or inconveniences at signals.
This project will reduce traffic crashes, improve efficiency, relieve congestion, improve local circulation and connectivity, and provide pedestrians with walkways to local destinations. Delays in Anoka will be reduced by 75% and crashes will be reduced by 57%, according to projections.
The U.S. Highway 10/169 Improvement Project extends between the Anoka/Ramsey city limits and the Main Street interchange. Road construction will take place in 2022-2023. Key project elements are listed and shown below. The image below shows an overview of the project – please click to enlarge.
- Thurston Avenue intersection – US Hwy 10 will be elevated 16 feet, Thurston Ave will be slightly lowered with a roundabout interchange
- Fairoak Avenue intersection- US Hwy 10 will be elevated 15 feet, Fairoak Ave will be slightly lowered to become an underpass
- Main Street intersection – Reconstruction with roundabout intersections
- Pedestrian safety and connectivity – Major improvements throughout project area including addition of multiple sidewalks & trails
- Frontage roads – Improvements on both sides of US Hwy 10 with options for local trips & access to interchanges at Thurston Ave & Main St
Environmental Assessment/Environmental Assessment Worksheet
To comply with federal and state environmental review and documentation requirements, an Environmental Assessment/Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EA/EAW) was jointly prepared by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the City of Anoka. Read the Anoka Highway 10/169 Improvement Project EA/EAW. The formal public review period for this document was September 2, 2019 through 4 pm on October 2, 2019.
The federal and state environmental review procedures for the Highway 10/169 Improvement Project have now been completed. The concluding documents are the Finding of No Significant Impact for the federal process and the Findings of Fact and Conclusions for the state process. These documents can also be found under the Documents section.