Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 11, 2019

Temporary signal will be installed on Hwy 47 and Pederson Drive NW in St. Francis beginning April 15

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in partnership with Anoka County and the city of St. Francis, has begun a study of potential improvements on Hwy 47 between Cree Street NW and Anoka County Road 28 (Ambassador Boulevard NW) in the city of St. Francis. The four-lane highway has safety and access issues and is in need of long-term improvements.

As part of several short-term solutions to address safety, MnDOT will install a temporary signal at the intersection of Hwy 47 and Pederson Drive NW. The work includes pavement markings to indicate an upcoming stop, removing the no left turn restriction from the St. Francis Middle School driveway and installing a northbound right turn lane. Electronic speed signs will also be installed along Hwy 47 to indicate how fast your vehicle is traveling. The work will begin the week of April 15, weather permitting.

The signal will remain in place until a permanent solution has been determined through the Hwy 47 Planning Study that is underway. The study will examine a range of alternatives to address the safety of people walking, biking, and driving as well as the role this highway plays in the future of the city of St. Francis.

For more information and to sign up for email updates, please visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy47stfrancis.

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