Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 22), Main Street/125th Avenue N.E. between Ulysses and Crane streets in Blaine and Coon Rapids will be restricted to one lane in both directions during daylight hours in order to place the final layer of pavement on the roadway. The closures will last through Saturday, Sept. 1, according to Kate Garwood, multimodal transportation director, Anoka County Highway Department.
“Please follow the posted speed limit through the construction area and be aware of changes in the traffic control throughout the construction area,” Garwood said.
“There will be a large increase in construction traffic during this time.
Anoka County’s Main Street design-build reconstruction project covers three and a half miles and includes an overpass at the railroad crossing between Avocet Street and Foley Boulevard.
The roadway has been expanded to four lanes, with a median down the middle, along with protected right- and left-turn lanes. Bike and pedestrian trails have also been constructed.