Highway 10 lane closures continue through end of month

Drivers will continue to experience major delays on Highway 10 as road work continues.

Drivers on Highway 10 will experience major delays through Aug. 30 as traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction from Fairoak to just east of Seventh Avenue in Anoka. Photo by Eric Hagen

Drivers on Highway 10 will experience major delays through Aug. 30 as traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction from Fairoak to just east of Seventh Avenue in Anoka. Photo by Eric Hagen

While Minnesota Department of Transportation’s resurfacing of Highway 10 from Hanson Boulevard in Coon Rapids to Fairoak Avenue in Anoka has been underway since last month, to date the resurfacing project has had minimal impact on traffic with off-peak lane and ramp closures.

But starting Sunday (Aug. 11), travel on Highway 10 was reduced to one lane in each direction from West Main Street/Greenhaven Road to just east of Seventh Avenue in Anoka.

The lane closure is expected to last until Aug. 30, according to MnDOT, as crews make bridge deck and median drainage repairs.

The $7.3 million project is expected to fully wrap up by Oct. 19, although after Aug. 30 construction will once again only need temporary and off-peak lane closures.

Although a project that would have required closing Highway 47 at the Ferry Street railway crossing for a full week has been delayed. It was originally supposed to start Aug. 19, but because of the affects other construction in the area is having on congestion, it MnDOT will hold off until September.

Bunker Lake Boulevard also remains closed east of Seventh Avenue as part of Anoka County’s improvements.

According to MnDOT, the safety project at the railway crossing will include the addition of a southbound shoulder, resurfacing and the reconstruction of median islands.

The Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad crossing in Anoka is one of the busiest in the state, according to MnDOT, and recently was included in a quiet zone established by the city of Anoka.

Mandy Moran Froemming is at editor.anokaunion@ecm-inc.com

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