Tree and brush removal begins next week along Highway 10 in Anoka
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Tree and brush removal along Highway 10/169 in Anoka will begin next week, in preparation for the Highway 10 Anoka reconstruction and improvement project beginning this spring. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will remove trees and brush along the highway between 7th Avenue and just west of Highway 47/Ferry Street. Work will also be done along Ferry Street between Clay Street and Pleasant Street. Some trees and brush will be removed outside the existing fence in areas since MnDOT right-of-way extends beyond the existing fence.
Tree and brush removal will begin the week of March 8 and be completed before March 31, 2022.
MnDOT staff respects the value trees and other vegetation bring to residents and has carefully identified the location of trees and brush to make sure that only vegetation that interferes with the construction will be removed.
MnDOT is following tree removal guidelines set by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to minimize possible impacts to northern long-eared bats and their habitat. The bat is listed as a threatened species in Minnesota and is protected under the Endangered Species Act. Guidelines call for tree removal between Nov 1 and March 31 to avoid the time of year when bats are raising their young.
This spring, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Anoka will begin an ambitious two-year construction project on Highway 10 in Anoka. MnDOT and the city are working together to repair aging roads and bridges on the highway between Thurston Ave. and 7th Ave. in Anoka.