Construction Weekly

Welcome to the 2022 Construction Weekly!  


The Construction Weekly is published weekly during the construction season and includes details about current construction projects happening throughout Anoka County. Check back weekly for updated construction information or, if you are interested in email notifications of the updates, subscribe by using Notify Me.

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2022 Construction Projects


Foley Boulevard (CSAH 11) Railway Grade Separation

Project improvements include reconstruction of Foley Boulevard, from a 4-lane undivided roadway to a 4-lane divided roadway with turn lanes and multi-use trail, with an overpass at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad tracks. The project will improve public safety and reduce traffic congestion on CSAH 11 by constructing the bridge over the BNSF railway.  This project is scheduled to be completed by October 2022.

Update for the Week Ending August 19:
The grading contractor worked on placing topsoil along the north side of Foley Blvd, in preparation for turf restoration, and completed the excavation of two drainage ponds along Norway Street and installed a geomembrane liner in both of them.  The electrical contractor worked on installing wiring for the new signal system at East River Road and the new Foley Blvd, which is scheduled to be put into operation next week.  The paving contractor completed temporary paving in the Metro Transit Bus Facility, in preparation for the next stage of construction.  

**A traffic switch to the new section of Foley Blvd is tentatively scheduled for the week of August 22nd.  Two-way traffic is on the southbound lanes of traffic on East River Road, and traffic on Foley Blvd, between the railroad tracks and East River Road, shifted to the eastbound lanes of Foley Blvd and will remain in this configuration for a couple months.  Two-way traffic is also on the eastbound lanes of Foley Blvd and will continue in that configuration for a couple months.

Work scheduled for the week ending August 26:
A traffic switch is scheduled for Monday August 22; the switch will begin two-way traffic on the westbound lanes of Foley Blvd, continuing over the new bridge. Traffic on East River Road will be split to the outside lanes of northbound and southbound traffic. Coon Rapids Blvd will be reduced to one lane, northbound and southbound for median work. The grading contractor is scheduled to begin removal of the eastbound lanes of Foley Blvd and start to build the proposed eastbound lanes from Coon Rapids Blvd to the new bridge.


Main Street / 125th Avenue (CSAH 14) Reconstruction from Harpers Street to Lexington Avenue (CSAH 17) 

This project proposes to expand the existing 2-lane roadway to a 4-lane divided roadway. Other project elements include installation of a storm drainage system, ADA enhancements, a multi-use trail, traffic signal system improvements, and other associated improvements.

Update for the Week Ending August 19:
The contractor continues to rough grade the westbound lanes from Harpers Street to Legacy Creek Parkway and from Zest Street to Lexington Avenue.   Storm sewer crews are installing new structures and storm sewer between Legacy Creek and Zest Street. 

Work scheduled for the week ending August 26:
Next week, the contractor will continue rough grading operations throughout the project and install class 5 gravel behind the storm sewer crews.  Storm sewer crews will continue to install structures on the westbound lanes from Legacy Creek Parkway to Lexington Avenue.


2022 Overlay Program - Phase II (South)

Coon Rapids Blvd (CSAH 1) from 9th Avenue to Mississippi Blvd – Surface Reconditioning

Update for the Week Ending August 19: 
This project is complete with minor punch list items to finish.


East River Road (CSAH 1) from Mississippi Street (CSAH 6) to Osborne Road (CSAH 8) – Mill and Overlay

No New Update:   
This project is scheduled to start on September 6, weather permitting.


Lexington Avenue (CSAH 17) at Lake Drive (CSAH 23) and from North Road (CR 10) to 111th Avenue – Surface Reconditioning

Update for the Week Ending August 19:    
The contractor continued to remove existing concrete curb for new ADA pedestrian ramps at the intersections of 109th, Ball Road, North Road, and Lexington Ave.  Storm sewer catch basin repairs have started with new structures and new adjacent concrete curb.  
 
Work Scheduled for the Week Ending August 26:    
The contractor is scheduled to remove the existing bituminous surface at the intersection of Lexington Avenue & Lake Drive on Tuesday morning and remove the top 2” of bituminous from North Road to 112th Avenue and install new bituminous pavement throughout the project by the end of the week.

Lake Drive (CSAH 23) from 2nd Avenue to Park Court – Mill and Overlay

Update for the Week Ending August 19:     
This project is complete with minor punch list items to finish.


Ash Street (CSAH 32) from Monarch Way to Centerville Road (CSAH 54) – Reclaim and Overlay

No New Update:   
This project is scheduled to start on September 19, weather permitting.  

Lovell Road (CSAH 52) at 35W North Off Ramp - Concrete Pavement

No New Update:   
This project is scheduled to start on September 9, weather permitting.  

Bunker Lake Blvd (CSAH 116) at Thrush Street – Lane Reconfiguration

No New Update:   
This project is scheduled to start on October 3, weather permitting. 

Bunker Lake Blvd (CSAH 116) West of T.H. 47 - 300’ – Shoulder Widening

No New Update:   
This project is scheduled to start on October 17, weather permitting.


2022 Housing Development Upgrades on County Road System


Crosstown Blvd (CSAH 18) between 170th Avenue & 175th Avenue (CR 58) - Concrete Pavement / Adding Left Turn Lane to 173rd Avenue

Update for the Week Ending August 19:
The contractor completed the removal of the existing shoulder, installed metal reinforcements, and has completed half of the new concrete lane.  This project has been delayed due to weather this week but is scheduled to be complete by August 31st.