Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 3, 2019

Open house for Hwy 47 improvements in St. Francis set for Sept. 19 

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The public is invited to provide input and learn more about initial concepts for Highway 47 in the city of St. Francis at an open house Thursday, Sept. 19.

The event will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 22940 St. Francis Boulevard Northwest in St. Francis. Attendees are welcome to come and go at any time, and may view a presentation at 5 or 6 p.m.

The open house will be the second hosted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation as part of an ongoing planning study to identify potential improvements on Highway 47 between Cree Street Northwest and Anoka County Road 28/Ambassador Boulevard Northwest in St. Francis.

The four-lane highway currently has safety and access issues and is in need of long-term improvements. The study is examining a range of alternatives to address the safety of people walking, biking and driving, as well as the role the corridor plays in the future of St. Francis.

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

If you are unable to attend the open house, an online meeting will be available Sept. 19-30 on the project website.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.