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Nov. 2, 2022

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Hwy 47-BNSF Railroad crossing project public meeting set for Monday, Nov. 14

Public invited to view, provide feedback on recommended alignment and alternatives

Roseville, Minn. – MnDOT invites area residents and businesses to attend an informational public meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, for the Highway 47 and BNSF Railroad Crossing project in Anoka. During the in-person meeting, the public will have an opportunity to view the recommended alignment and intersection alternatives and provide feedback. There will not be a formal presentation, however representatives from MnDOT and the project team will share information and answer questions. Information is available online at the Hwy 47 BNSF Railroad project website.  Materials from the meeting will be posted following the event.

The open house will be held at the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Service Center 2727 Ferry St., Anoka, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. People are invited to stop by anytime during meeting hours.

For more information and to sign up for project updates, please visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy47rr-anoka

MnDOT is developing plans to improve the Highway 47 at BNSF Railroad crossing in Anoka. A 2016 MnDOT safety study recommended separating the highway and railroad crossing by constructing a bridge over the train tracks. In 2020 the state Legislature awarded bonding funds to make safety improvements.

MnDOT encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.