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July 27, 2022

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Low bridge clearance begins in early August at Thurston Ave./Cutters Grove Ave., Fairoak Ave. intersections on Hwy 10 in Anoka

Low clearance will remain in place through mid-summer 2023

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling with vehicles taller than 10 feet on hwy 10 through Anoka will need to watch for low bridge clearance restrictions beginning in early August as construction crews build new bridges on hwy 10. Starting Thursday, Aug. 4, temporary low clearance restrictions will go into effect at Thurston Ave./Cutters Grove Ave. and hwy 10. Bridge height restrictions will begin during the week of Aug. 8 at Fairoak Ave. and hwy 10. 

In addition to semis and box trucks, height restrictions affect vehicles like RVs, vans, or SUVs that use a rooftop carrier for cargo or bikes, or vehicles that tow a boat or fifth wheel trailer.

Vehicles taller than 10 feet will not be able to cross hwy 10 at Thurston Ave./Cutters Grove Ave. or Fairoak Ave., OR turn south onto Cutters Grove Ave. from hwy 10 OR turn north onto Fairoak Ave. from hwy 10. Instead, drivers will follow a signed detour depending on their destination. A list of detours and maps are available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy10-anoka/freight.html.

Drivers also should be aware of a full closure on the south side of hwy 10 at Thurston Ave./Cutters Grove Ave. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 for beam setting. Drivers will not be able to turn to/from hwy 10 at Thurston Ave./Cutters Grove Ave. Thurston Ave./Cutters Grove Ave. on the north side of hwy 10 will remain open.

During the beam setting at Fairoak Ave., there will be a full closure on the north side of hwy 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Date TBD, week of Aug. 8). Drivers will not be able to turn to/from hwy 10 at Fairoak Ave., although Fairoak Ave. on the south side of hwy 10 will remain open. Additional details will be provided in a future update.

As a reminder, the low clearance will not affect vehicles traveling through Anoka on hwy 10. Please pay close attention to warning signs on hwy 10 to avoid serious damage to your vehicle and the new overpasses/interchanges.

For additional information or questions, please contact the project team or visit the low clearance webpage. A video outlining the low-clearance restrictions is available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDWdbAOYf88&t=3s.

MnDOT and the city of Anoka are working together to repair aging roads and bridges and build new interchanges on the hwy between Thurston Avenue and 7th Avenue in Anoka. The rebuilt road will improve traffic flow, decrease congestion and increase safety along and across hwy 10.

Construction is expected to be complete by the spring of 2024.

Real time traffic information is available at 511mn.org or download the Minnesota 511 app on your Apple or Android device.

For more information, including upcoming traffic impacts, and to sign up for email updates, visit the hwy 10 Anoka webpage. If you have any questions about the project, contact the project team at 763-400-3877 or info@hwy10Anoka.com.