Temporary traffic signals are being installed at the following locations through fall 2023:
4th Ave. and Pierce St./Pleasant St.
McKinley St. and Hwy 47/St. Francis Blvd.
Traffic delays expected
Travel will be significantly delayed during construction:
Plan your trip before you leave and give yourself plenty of extra time. Try and travel outside of rush hour times.
Explore a route that isn’t affected by the road work. Look for a different highway route that doesn’t go through Anoka. Even a longer route may take less time when you consider construction impacts.
For the safety of Anoka residents, follow the posted detours and avoid cutting through local neighborhoods.
Your regular route may be affected. Check the project webpage frequently for updated ramp and road closures, and for the recommended detours.
Use Metro Transit buses, Northstar commuter rail, carpooling, Park & Ride lots to travel in and out of Anoka. Train travel won’t be affected by road construction.
Consider working from home.
Cabin and vacation travelers who normally take Hwy 10 should consider using another route. Major work on I-94 is mostly complete between Maple Grove and Clearwater providing two to four lanes in each direction.
Bookmark this site and visit frequently for current and upcoming traffic impacts, and sign up to receive email updates
Visit 511mn.org or download the Minnesota 511 app on your Apple or Android device for real time traffic information
Several nearby roads received upgrades and improvements prior to construction. These investments will help accommodate increased traffic during Hwy 10 construction:
Hwy 47/169 resurfacing
7th Ave. resurfacing
Hwy 47 and Bunker Lake Blvd. intersection improvements
Green Haven Pkwy. Phase II construction project
Bunker Lake Blvd. improvements in Ramsey between Armstrong Blvd. and Sunfish Lake Blvd.
Height restrictions will be in effect for traffic traveling on Thurston Ave. and Fairoak Ave. under Hwy 10 during some construction stages. Lower bridge heights means taller vehicles will not be able to travel under Hwy 10. This will affect freight haulers like semis and box trucks; it will also affect some private vehicles like RVs, or SUVs that use a rooftop carrier. To avoid serious damage to your vehicle and the bridge, always check the freight information webpage, and if you have any questions, ask for details.
About this project
MnDOT and the City of Anoka are working together to reconstruct and improve roads and bridges on Hwy 10 between Thurston Ave. and 7th Ave. through Anoka. When complete, the two-year Hwy 10 Anoka project will improve traffic flow, decrease traffic delays and increase safety.
Summary of work
Thurston Ave. intersection: Hwy 10 will be elevated to go over Thurston Ave. An interchange with a roundabout will replace the signal intersection. Drivers will have on/off access.
Fairoak Ave. intersection: An underpass will be constructed. Hwy 10 will be elevated above Fairoak Ave. Drivers will not have on/off access to Hwy 10 from Fairoak Ave.
Main St. intersection: Roundabouts will be constructed on the north and south side of Hwy 10 at the end of the ramps. Drivers will have on/off access.
West Main St. extension will be improved on the south side of Hwy 10, and will connect directly to Fairoak Ave.
Green Haven Pkwy. intersection: A roundabout will be constructed on the north side of Hwy 10 at the intersection of Green Haven Pkwy. and Thurston Ave. Drivers will have on/off access from Thurston Ave.
Hwy 47/Ferry St. intersection: Hwy 10 access to Hwy 47/Ferry St. will change. The current diamond interchange will be replaced with a Single Point Urban interchange and improved for less congestion. Drivers will have on/off access.
7th Ave.: Minor bridge repair work. Drivers will have on/off access at temporary ramps.
4th Ave.: Overpass will be updated and replaced. The Rum River Regional trail will be realigned from its current location and combined with the 4th Ave. bridge.
Safety and connectivity for people who walk, bike and roll: Major improvements throughout project area including addition of multiple sidewalks & trails.
For people who walk, bike and roll, the detour routes are long but unfortunately with the geographical challenges in the project area, it is difficult to find shorter routes. With every road closure, a safe detour for walking, biking and rolling is set up using the best route available
Frontage roads: Improvements on both sides of Hwy 10 with options for local trips & access to interchanges at Thurston Ave. & Main St.
Access lanes: New lanes to enter and exit Hwy 10 between Ferry St. and 7th Ave.
Minor repairs to the Hwy 10 bridge over BNSF railroad