Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 3, 2013

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Week-long full closure of Hwy 47 in Anoka begins Sept. 9

Crews adding a southbound shoulder near railroad crossing

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists will experience delays on Highway 47 between Martin Street and  the BNSF Railway crossing in Anoka when a safety improvement project begins Monday, Sept. 9.

At 5 a.m., both directions of Highway 47 will close between Martin Street and 300 feet north of the BNSF Railway crossing in Anoka.

The closure is necessary as crews construct a southbound shoulder at the railroad crossing.

In addition, crews will reconstruct median islands and resurface the roadway.

During the closure, motorists will be detoured to Bunker Lake Boulevard, Sunfish Lake Boulevard and onto Highway 10.  Access to local businesses will be maintained during this closure.

The project is expected to be complete by Monday, Sept. 16, weather permitting. 

The Highway 47 BNSF Railway crossing in Anoka is one of the busiest railroad crossings in the state. When complete, the project will result in a safer railroad crossing.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.

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