Coon Rapids council OKs boulevard median project

The Coon Rapids City Council has signed off on an Anoka County project to limit access from Coon Rapids Boulevard at 100th Lane N.W.

The council March 5 approved the county’s construction plans for the project.

The Anoka County Board’s Public Works Committee has authorized advertising for bids on the project.

The project will close left-turn access at 100th Lane by extending the raised median on Coon Rapids Boulevard.

There is currently left-turn access at 110th Lane to Lilli-Putt Entertainment Center, an office building and Al Flynn Park.

Right-in and right-out access from Coon Rapids Boulevard to 100th Lane will remain.

The county has received federal funding through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) for the project, which is designed to improve safety along the Coon Rapids Boulevard corridor.

The intersection closure was one of the recommendations of the Coon Rapids Boulevard access management study that the county completed a few years ago and the first to be implemented.

Estimated cost of the project is $76,481.90 with federal dollars paying 80 percent of the cost and the county picking up the balance.

Construction will take place this summer.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]