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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Hwy 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

Hwy 610 and East River Road Funding

Hwy. 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

The City of Coon Rapids and Anoka County requested $1.5 million in the 2020 legislative session for the planning and engineering of a full access interchange for Trunk Highway (TH) 610 at East River Road. The request was granted by the state legislature in October. The funding will allow the preliminary design process to move forward.

The new interchange will complete connections and expand capacity along TH 610. Currently, only westbound on-ramps and eastbound off-ramps to and from TH 610 exist at both East River Road and Coon Rapids Boulevard. East River Road is considered the best location for an interchange after several design options at Coon Rapids Boulevard were determined unfeasible.

In 2019, Anoka County and Coon Rapids developed a preliminary design to link the TH 610 interchange project with a separately funded Foley overpass project. The proximity of both locations provided a new opportunity to coordinate the projects.

Coordinating with the Foley Overpass Project

A planned overpass on Foley Boulevard over the BNSF Railroad tracks near Highway 610 and Coon Rapids Boulevard has been fully funded. The primary purpose of the overpass is to improve safety. This project will create a four-lane divided roadway with a median, sidewalk, trail and improved access to the Foley park and ride lot. Federal funding will cover approximately half the cost of the overpass; local investment by the County and City will pay the other half. 

Construction of the Foley overpass and road realignment is planned for spring 2021. Construction will take about two years to complete. In order to coordinate both projects, the 2020 Bonding Bill was a crucial opportunity to fund planning and design for the TH 610 interchange.

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