Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 6, 2016

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Hwy 10 pedestrian/bicycle safety project begins tomorrow in Anoka

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Construction of a concrete median barrier on Highway 10 between Fairoak Avenue and Thurston Avenue in the city of Anoka begins Sept. 7.

The nearly ¾-mile-long barrier is being built to improve safety by discouraging pedestrians from crossing in the middle of the block. During the work, motorists will encounter inside (left) lane and shoulder closures in each direction between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday through Saturday, Sept. 17.

The project, led by Anoka County, also includes a pedestrian/bicycle path along the north side of Highway 10 between Verndale Avenue and Fairoak Avenue and construction of an ADA compliant sidewalk between Fairoak Avenue and Main Street/Church Street along the eastbound Highway 10 off ramp.

In addition, Anoka County will restripe the frontage road south of Highway 10 between Fairoak Avenue and Cutters Lane to allow space along each side of the frontage road for pedestrian and bicycle travel.

When completed by mid-October, the safety improvements will:

  • Encourage pedestrians to cross Highway 10 safely at signalized intersection crosswalks.
  • Enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety by providing safe connections along the project.
  • Improve pedestrian accessibility along the project area by providing ADA-compliant sidewalk and path connections.

For more information about the Highway 10 pedestrian safety project in Anoka, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy10anoka/. Real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota is available at www.511mn.org.