Construction Weekly

Welcome to the 2020 Construction Weekly!


The 2020 construction season is underway!   The Construction Weekly is published weekly during the construction season and includes details about current construction projects happening throughout Anoka County.     Please subscribe to email notifications of these updates by using our Notify Me list.

 

Construction Update for the Week Ending August 14, 2020


2020 Construction Projects

CSAH 14 (Main Street) from CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard) to Highway 10; 
CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard) from CSAH 14 (Main Street) to Highway 10; and 
CSAH 116 (Bunker Lake Boulevard) from CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard) to CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) - This project is a pavement micro-surfacing project where a thin layer of bituminous is constructed over the top of the existing pavement surface to fill in rutting, depressions, irregularities and other pavement surface deformities, in order to improve the smoothness and performance of the roadway longevity. After completion the roadway surfacing, the pavement messages and lines will be repainted.
UPDATE – This project is substantially complete with minor clean-up yet to be done.


CSAH 14 (Main Street/125th Avenue) from Aberdeen Street to CSAH 52 (Radisson Road) in the City of Blaine - This project includes the reconstruction of the existing 4-lane undivided roadway section to include raised concrete median channelization, curb and gutter, associated drainage and ponding improvements, and pedestrian accommodations.
UPDATE – Last week the contractor installed common borrow special (clay liner), 8“ perforated pipe, 4 manholes, medium filter aggregate, and filtered topsoil borrow at the southwest pond of CSAH 52 & 14. All curb & gutter was poured for the eastbound lanes and signal interconnect conduit was placed along the eastbound shoulder, between Aberdeen Street and Radisson Road. This week the contractor will install the retaining wall adjacent to the berm east of Hastings Street, behind the trail. Aggregate base class 5 will be placed, graded and toleranced on the bituminous trail between Aberdeen Street and Radisson Road.


CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) from Jay Street/139th Avenue to CSAH 18 (Crosstown Boulevard) in the City of Andover - The purpose of this project is to expand CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) between Jay Street/139th Avenue and CSAH 18 (Crosstown Blvd) to a 4-lane divided roadway.   The work in 2020 will encompass the intersection of CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) and CSAH 18 (Crosstown Boulevard).
UPDATE – This project is substantially complete with minor clean-up yet to be done.


CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) from CSAH 11 (Northdale Boulevard) to CSAH 14 (Main Street) in the City of Coon Rapids - This project includes the reconstruction of Hanson Boulevard between Northdale Boulevard and Main Street.  The reconstruction will include the installation of raised medians and turn lanes.  It will also incorporate the replacement of the signal system at 121st Avenue.
UPDATE – This past week, driveways and street approaches on the east side of Hanson Boulevard were paved, along with the new right turn lane at Northdale Boulevard. Grading crews prepped the proposed bike trail along the east side of Hanson Boulevard for bituminous trail and graded the median areas for concrete flatwork. Paving crews installed bituminous for said bike trail on the east side of CSAH 78. This week, concrete crews are scheduled to start installing the remaining sidewalks along Northdale Boulevard, 121st Avenue and Hanson Boulevard, pedestrian ramps for the bike trail, and median flatwork. Grading crews will start to place topsoil along the project in preparation for turf restoration. A traffic switch for Stage 3 construction is scheduled for early in the week of August 17th.
Note: 119th Avenue & 121st Avenue on the east side of Hanson Boulevard are closed at Hanson Boulevard; please use alternate routes.


CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) Railroad Bridge Overpass Project in the City of Coon Rapids - This project will grade separate CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard), an existing four-lane divided roadway, over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad.
UPDATE –  This project is substantially complete with minor clean-up yet to be done.


CSAH 1 (Coon Rapids Boulevard) - this project is being led by the City of Coon Rapids and is in conjunction with the City of Coon Rapids Redevelopment east of Egret Boulevard to the Coon Rapids Boulevard / East River Road split.
UPDATE – Construction began in March 2020. The construction project is expected to be completed by October 2020.   Please see the City of Coon Rapids website for more information: https://www.coonrapidsmn.gov/CivicSend/ViewMessage/message/110813


Hornsby Street and Hwy 97 in the City of Columbus – this project is a realignment of Hornsby Street north of Highway 97, and includes a new signal system at the intersection.
UPDATE – Last week grading crews removed unsuitable grading material from the north side of Highway 97 and replaced it with MnDOT approved sand. This wee the contractor will install class 5 aggregate base on the north side of Highway 97 in preparation for bituminous paving.


2020 County Wide Maintenance and Resurfacing Projects

CSAH 1 (Coon Rapids Boulevard) from 111th Ave NW to 600’ East of CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard)
UPDATE – Project is scheduled to start in late August, weather permitting.


CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard) from Highway 10 to CSAH 116 (Bunker Lake Boulevard)
UPDATE – Stage 3A began last week. Crews removed the asphalt on the southbound outside lane down to the gravel grade, and then toleranced the class 5 aggregate base.  Electricians installed new signal loop detectors and paved.  Temporary striping was placed, and the southbound lane closure was removed on Saturday morning.  Traffic control was switched to the next stage on Sunday night (8/9) into Monday morning (8/10). During this stage, the southbound lanes will be open to three lanes, but all southbound left turn lanes will be closed. Northbound will be reduced to one lane, with right-in, right-out access only. Crews will remove asphalt, install signal loop detectors, grade aggregate bass and install bituminous. Northbound lanes are expected to experience significant delays. Using alternative routes is strongly encouraged.


CSAH 14 (Main Street) from Highway 10 to CSAH 18 (Coon Creek Boulevard)
UPDATE – Project has been rescheduled to start in late August, weather permitting.  Schedule may vary due to weather but will be done in 2020.


CSAH 60 (Constance Boulevard) from Trunk Highway 65 to East Lake Netta Drive
UPDATE – This project is substantially complete with minor clean-up yet to be done.


CR 65 (Baugh Street) from CSAH 22 (Viking Boulevard) to CSAH 5 (Nowthen Boulevard)
UPDATE – This project is substantially complete with minor clean-up yet to be done.


CR 72 (Verdin Street) from North County Line to CR 24 (237th Avenue)
UPDATE – This project is substantially complete with minor clean-up yet to be done.


CSAH 76 (Fawn Lake Boulevard) from CSAH 85 (Typo Creek Drive) to CSAH 36 (Rutgers Street)
UPDATE – This project is substantially complete with minor clean-up yet to be done.



Completed Projects

CSAH 17 (Lexington Avenue) & Woodland Parkway Intersection signalization in the City of Blaine - The purpose of this project is to provide a new signal at CSAH 17 (Lexington Avenue) & Woodland Parkway.