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Aug. 20, 2021

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Hwy 47/Ferry Street BNSF railroad crossing closed and detour beginning Monday, Aug. 23

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The BNSF Railroad crossing on Highway 47/Ferry Street, north of Highway 10 in Anoka, will close at 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, for railroad crossing repairs, resurfacing and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) accessibility improvements. At the same time, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will use this opportunity to widen McKinley Street and build right turn lanes in preparation for replacement of the Hwy 10 Rum River Bridge beginning next year. However, the striping for the left turn lane and the temporary signal will not be in use until next spring.

During the closure, traffic will detour on Highway 10, Bunker Lake Boulevard/County Road 116 and Sunfish Lake Boulevard/County Road 57.

Anoka County also will close northbound Highway 47 south of Bunker Lake Blvd/County Road 116 to the railroad crossing from 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27th through 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28th. During the closure, residents who live between Bunker Lake Blvd and the railroad crossing will use local roads to leave the neighborhood, but since the southbound lanes of Hwy 47 will remain open between Bunker Lake Blvd and the RR crossing, residents who travel north of the crossing will be able to return the way they always do.

Weather permitting, all work will be completed, and Highway 47 will reopen by 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5.

Please use the signed detour or alternate routes to avoid congestion and delays.

For more information on the Highway 10 Rum River bridge project, please visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy10-anoka.