2022 Construction Updates

Project status reports are for the week of August 8

Road Work Ahead

2022 Street Renewal Project (SRP) - Swede Town Phase II 

The project will involve the total reconstruction of the streets, including the replacement of the concrete curb & gutters, bituminous pavement, sidewalks, street lights, driveways, sanitary sewer, watermain and service laterals. The streets to be reconstructed includes portions of 5th Avenue (Jackson St to Harrison St), School Street (5th Av to 150’ W of 6th Av), and Van Buren Street (5th Av to 6th Av). The virtual open house webpage can be viewed at: www.anokaminnesota.com/SRPVirtualOpenHouse

 The contractor for this project is Kuechle Underground, Inc. from Kimball, Minnesota. The full-time project inspector for the project is Dave St. Dennis. Please contact Dave during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Dave can be reached at (612) 221-3767 or via email at daves@haa-inc.com.

 CenterPoint has completed the relocate of the gas mains and services. The city contractor is now on-site and working on underground utilities. The following is the tentative schedule for the project:

  • The city contractor is on-site and working on underground utilities. The following is the tentative schedule for the project:
    • Road preparation in mid-August
    • Curb & gutter installation at the end of August
    • Street pavement and restoration in September

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2022 Street Renewal Project (SRP) - Gray Street Reconstruction

The project will involve the total reconstruction of the street, including the replacement of the concrete curb & gutters, bituminous pavement, sidewalks, street lights, driveways, sanitary sewer, watermain and service laterals on Gray Street between Branch Avenue and Ferry Street. The virtual open house webpage can be viewed at: www.anokaminnesota.com/SRPVirtualOpenHouse

The contractor for this project is Kuechle Underground, Inc. from Kimball, Minnesota. The full-time project inspector for the project is Dave St. Dennis. Please contact Dave during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Dave can be reached at (612) 221-3767 or via email at daves@haa-inc.com.

CenterPoint has completed the relocate of the gas mains and services. The city contractor has completed the underground work and  is now on-site and the following is the tentative schedule for the project:

  • The city contractor has completed the underground work, concrete curbing and the following is the tentative schedule for the project:
    • Road preparation week of August 1st 
    • First lift of pavement week of August 8th 
    • Driveway Restoration week of August 8th  
    • Boulevard Restoration in mid to late August

2022 Street Surface Improvement Project (SSIP) - Dunham Oaks Neighborhood 

The project involves the reconstruction of the street surface, including the reclamation of the bituminous pavement, bituminous pavement, spot replacement of the concrete curb & gutters, new concrete cross gutters, replacement of gate valve, storm sewer reconstruction only as necessary, new rain gardens, and pedestrian ramps reconstruction to meet current Americans with Disabilities ADA standards. The streets to be resurfaced includes the neighborhood of the Brom and Dunham Oaks Addition, Randal Drive cul-de-sac west of 7th Avenue, and turn lane improvements to westbound Pleasant Avenue (CSAH 30). The virtual open house webpage can be viewed at: www.anokaminnesota.com/SSIPVirtualOpenHouse

 In addition to the street improvements, park improvements that include the resurfacing of the westerly existing parking lot at George Enloe Park and the construction of a new parking lot at Rudy Johnson Park will be completed with the project. 

 The contractor for this project is North Valley, Inc. from Nowthen, Minnesota. The full-time project inspector for the project is Joe St. Dennis. Please contact Joe during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Joe can be reached at (320) 339-8781 or via email at joed@haa-inc.com.

 Pavement reclamation for Phase 1 has been completed. The contractor is working on replacing the gate valves, installation of storm, sewer, and repairing sanitary sewer manholes. This portion of the project is schedule to be completed by end of August. Phase II will begin around the time the first lift of payment is installed on Phase I.

Phase 1 of the project includes the roads bounded by Coolidge Street to the north Dunham Drive to the south. 

Phase 2 will begin after Phase 1 and includes the roads bounded by Dunham Drive to the north and McKinley Street to the south. 

In partnership with Anoka County Highway Department, there is an improvement along

Pleasant Avenue (CSAH 30). The existing westbound turn lane will be extended in length to increase the stacking capacity for this movement to northbound Ferry Street.

 The project also includes the construction of a new parking lot off Polk Street at Rudy Johnson Park and the reconstruction of the westerly parking lot off Lund Avenue at George Enloe Park.

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Mississippi Community Park Riverbank Stabilization Project

This project addresses the eroding riverbank along the Mississippi River over the past decades. The project will consist of the removal of mature trees and vegetation. The riverbank will be stabilized by re-grading the bank to a stable slope and will be covered with filter cloth and rip-rap at the toe of the slope. The upper portion of the slope will be graded and covered with erosion fabric. After the work is completed, the riverbank will be restored with a variety of native grasses and erosion control blanket. Live willow cuttings will be planted within or immediately above the rip-rap to provide additional slope stabilization and additional erosion control. 

The contractor for this project is Sunram Construction, Inc. from Corcoran, Minnesota. The full-time project inspector for the project is Dave St. Dennis. Please contact Dave during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Dave can be reached at (612) 221-3767 or via email at daves@haa-inc.com.

The contractor will be back spring of 2022 to complete some additional landscaping and restoration activities. The contractor is expected to be on site the week of July 25 (weather permitting) to pave the trail section that was removed.  the city of Anoka will be planting additional trees on the riverbank this fall. Work on this project is substantially complete. 


Anoka Highway 10 Project

 The City of Anoka and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) are working together to reconstruct aging roads and bridges on Highway 10 from the west City limit line with Ramsey to just east of the 7th Avenue interchange. The two-year reconstruction project began this spring and construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2024. When completed, the Highway 10 Anoka project will improve traffic flow, decrease congestion, increase safety, and improve mobility within Anoka.

Hwy 10 Map

 Construction impacts occurring during the 2022 construction season thru November include the following:

  • Head to head driving lane in each direction on Highway 10
  • Lane widths reduced to 11 feet
  • Ongoing ramp closures to & from Highway 10 
  • Local road closures
  • Height restrictions of 10 feet at Thurston Avenue and Fairoak Avenue during the construction of the interchange & overpass beginning in late July/early August 
  • Temporary traffic signal at the intersection of McKinley Street & St. Francis Boulevard (TH 47)
  • Temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Pierce Street (CSAH 30) & 4th Avenue (CSAH 4)
  • Temporary southbound 7th Avenue to eastbound Highway 10 loop ramp
  • 4th Avenue Rum River Regional trailway closure at Highway 10

Beginning Tuesday, August 9th, Fairoak Avenue will be closed between Highway 10 and the Main Street Service Road just north of Highway 10. Traffic won’t be able to cross Highway 10 at Fairoak Avenue, and some turning movements to and from Highway 10 will not be available. Fairoak Avenue on the south side of Highway 10 won’t have any restrictions; the “jug handle” will remain in place. Access to all businesses will be maintained during the intersection closure.

Visit and sign up for email updates on the project webpage below:Stay Connected about Hwy 10

Project Hotline: 763-400-3877

 Project Email:    info@hwy10anoka.com 

 Project Website: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy10-anoka 

Plan for major traffic impacts, delays, congestion, and inconveniences during construction. 

Prepare for traffic delays on Highway 10 by the following: 

  • Check real-time traffic before traveling: 511.org, call 511 or use the 511mn application
  • Take alternative routes to avoid the construction zone
  • Plan around rush hour/peak traffic times
  • Use Metro Transit buses, NorthStar commuter rail, carpool, or telecommute
  • Follow the posted detour routes for the safety of the community

 

CSAH 7 and 143rd Avenue Intersection Improvement Project 

 The project pertaining to the City of Anoka will include constructing a new traffic signal for our future commercial site, turn lanes, and a new bike trailway along the west boulevard on 7th Avenue. This project is being administered by the City of Andover and constructed by a private developer in Andover.  

 The contractor for this project is Latour Construction Inc. from Maple Lake, Minnesota. The full-time project inspector for the project is Jon Halter. Please contact Jon during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Jon can be reached at (612) 282-0725 or via email at jonh@haa-inc.com.

The following is the tentative schedule for the project:

  • The following is the tentative schedule for the project:
    • Subgrade preparation & curb & gutting installation beginning in late July
    • Signal system installation in late July
    • Bituminous paving in early August
  •  The signal poles have been ordered and will be installed when they arrive. This work will likely occur in September or early October.