Traffic changes for Jefferson Street, Polk begin July 6

The Anoka County Highway Department has announced two traffic changes that will affect motorists using Jefferson Street N.E. and Polk Street.

Beginning at 7 a.m., July 6, Jefferson Street N.E. will close to northbound traffic between Main Street/125th Avenue and 125th Lane.

Jefferson Street N.E. will remain open to southbound traffic. Jefferson is tentatively scheduled to re-open to northbound traffic July 7 at 7 p.m., weather depending.

Starting at 7 a.m., Saturday, July 7, Polk Street will be closed to southbound traffic between Main Street/125th Avenue and 125th Lane N.E. Polk Street will re-open to southbound traffic by 7 p.m. that same day.

Area motorists are being asked to follow these posted detour routes:

Jefferson Street closure: Main Street/125th Avenue N.E. to Polk Street to 125th Lane N.E. to Jefferson Street N.E.

Polk Street closure: Polk Street to 125th Lane N.E. to Jefferson Street N.E. to Main Street/125th Avenue N.E.

The road closures are necessary as crews reconstruct intersections as part of the Anoka County State Aid Highway 14 design-build project.

The project covers three and one half miles and includes an overpass at the railroad crossing between Avocet Street and Foley Boulevard in Coon Rapids.

The roadway will be expanded to four lanes, with a median down the middle, along with protected right and left turn lanes.

Bike and pedestrian trails also will be constructed. Segments of the roadway will be closed during different stages of construction. Completion is scheduled for August.

For more information, visit the Anoka County Highway Department’s project page at or call/e-mail the project information line at 1-877-254-3997 or [email protected]

Tim Hennagir is at [email protected]