Open house on Hwy. 10 access study Sept. 12

People interested in a Highway 10 access study that focuses on the cities of Anoka and Ramsey are invited to a Thursday, Sept. 12 open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ramsey Municipal Center, 7550 Sunwood Drive NW, in the Alexander Ramsey room.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation earlier this year began studying potential interim improvements to improve traffic flow on this busy corridor. The study focused between the Anoka County and Sherburne County border on the west side and the Rum River on the east side.

The long-term goal for this corridor is a freeway. Ramsey and Anoka County are hoping to secure all the funding it needs to construct an interchange at Armstrong Boulevard. There are also longer range plans for interchanges at Sunfish Lake Boulevard and Thurston Avenue and an overpass at Fairoak Avenue.

The study is looking at some alternatives in the shorter term and focuses on the amount, type and location of accesses, according to information on the city of Ramsey’s website.

Eric Hagen is at
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