Preliminary work begins next week on nearby roadways to ease traffic flow during Hwy 10 Rum River bridge replacement beginning in 2022
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Although replacement of the Hwy 10 Rum River bridge in Anoka does not begin until next year, preliminary work to improve traffic flow on Highway 10 and Highway 47 during the project begins Monday, Aug. 9.
In order to improve traffic flow while the Hwy 10 bridge over the Rum River is replaced in 2022 and 2023, construction crews will install a temporary signal system and realign and widen the ramp from westbound Hwy 10 to 7th Avenue and build a new temporary loop to carry traffic from southbound 7th Avenue to eastbound Highway 10.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, the ramp from eastbound Hwy 10 to 7th Avenue will close until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 8 to place temporary barrier to begin work on the temporary traffic changes. At the same time, eastbound Hwy 10 will be restricted to a single lane at 7th Avenue.
MnDOT also will build temporary right turn lanes at the intersection of Highway 47 and McKinley Street north of Hwy 10 later in August. That work will be coordinated with a seven-day closure planned by the BNSF Railroad to replace the railroad crossing and pavement on Hwy 47.
All work on the project will be completed by the end of September, however the new traffic alignments and turn lanes will not be in use until next year.
All motorists are advised to plan ahead, allow extra time, and check 511 for updates: 511mn.org.
For more information and to sign up for project updates, please visit the project website at: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy10-anoka.