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.
Open House for Highway 10 Corridor Projects
September 18, 2019
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Green Haven Golf Course
2800 Greenhaven Road, Anoka
The City of Anoka, MnDOT, and Anoka County invite the public to an Open House for Highway 10 Corridor Projects on Wednesday, September 18th, 4:00 to 7:00p.m., at the Green Haven Golf Course, 2800 Greenhaven Road, Anoka. There will be no formal presentations during the Open House. Those attending will be able to meet project representatives and review informational materials for several projects including:
- U.S. Highway 10/169 Improvement Project (led by the City of Anoka)
- U.S. Highway 10 Rum River Bridge Replacement Project (led by MnDOT)
- Highway 47/169 Resurfacing Project (led by MnDOT)
- Highway 47 and BNSF Railroad Crossing Study (led by MnDOT)
- 7th Avenue Reconstruction (led by Anoka County)
- Highway 47 and Bunker Lake Boulevard (County Road 116) Intersection Improvements (led by Anoka County)
In conjunction with the Open House, there will be a Public Meeting for the Environmental Assessment/Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EA/EAW) for the U.S. Highway 10/169 Improvement Project.
The EA/EAW meets federal and state environmental review and documentation requirements. As part of the formal procedures for the EA/EAW, the public meeting will give the public an opportunity to comment on the project and the EA/EAW document. The EA/EAW document will be available for public review beginning September 2. Please check back for information on how to access the document.
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