CSAH 14 (125th Avenue) Expansion Project
CSAH 14 (125th Avenue) Expansion Project
Anoka County – Virtual Public Meeting
Welcome — Thanks for your participation
Watch these brief comments from Project Manager Jorge Bernal, P.E. before you begin exploring the project materials.
About This Website
Anoka County will hold a virtual and in-person public open house to present updates to the project after receiving feedback from the community last winter. We appreciate you joining us online to learn more about this project.
How to Navigate
- Click the arrows on the right of your screen to go forward or on the left to go backward. Use the navigation bar on the left of your screen to revisit any part of the meeting.
How to Participate
- The entire session should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
- Click through all 8 slides to learn more about this upcoming project and to take part in our survey and interactive comment map.
- Provide a comment at any point by clicking the “Comment” button at the top right of your screen. You may close the form to continue through the slides. Once finished, please make sure to hit "Submit" to confirm that your comment(s) is sent to the project team. Close the form to continue through the slides.
What’s planned for CSAH 14/125th Avenue?
Anoka County in partnership with the city of Blaine is finalizing the design to reconstruct 1.4 miles of CSAH 14 (125th Avenue) between Harpers Street and CSAH 17 (Lexington Avenue). We want to make your trip on this road safer and more convenient with fewer delays, whether you’re driving, riding along, walking, rolling or bicycling.
- A new bituminous road surface with one additional thru lane and paved shoulders in both directions of travel will allow this stretch of CSAH 14 to meet the existing and future vehicle demand and reduce congestion.
- The current rural road section will be upgraded to an urban section with concrete curb and gutter with storm sewer system.
- A new traffic signal at the intersection of CSAH 14 and Legacy Creek Parkway/North Lake Boulevard will help manage traffic flow and access.
- A raised concrete median will be added to separate traffic and reduce the potential for head-on and left-turn collisions along the road.
- Right- and left-turn lane extensions will be constructed along the route to reduce traffic backups.
- Based on public input, Zest Street will be constructed as a full access intersection that can handle existing and potential future traffic. Making upgrades and planning for growth now means we won’t need to reconstruct the intersection again in the near future.
- A multi-use paved bituminous trail will be constructed along the south side of CSAH 14 to enhance safety for walkers and bicyclists. The existing trail on the west side of Harpers Street will be extended to CSAH 17 (Lexington Avenue) to provide trail connectivity and provide more trail options within the area.
- Sidewalks and pedestrian crossings at the proposed traffic signal at CSAH 14 and Legacy Creek Parkway/North Lake Boulevard will include ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps and pedestrian-activated push buttons that are accessible to everyone.
- Location-specific drainage issues based on public input will be addressed.
- Current rural roadside drainage ditches will be replaced by an urban drainage system to collect and treat stormwater runoff.
- Additional stormwater collection ponds along this stretch of CSAH 14 to meet MPCA and watershed district rules related to stormwater runoff and treatment.
- Minimize Right of Way impacts on surrounding properties.
This project is currently scheduled to begin construction in 2022.
Project Development Process
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Project Area Issues
What has been identified in the project area?
Operational and Safety Issues
This stretch of CSAH 14 has safety and potential future operational issues that the project will address to keep people moving through the city of Blaine and to adjacent communities and neighborhoods.
Following the first round of public input, additional concerns have been identified and will be addressed with this project.
- Deteriorating pavement surface
- No channelization, or the separation of travel lanes from traffic coming from the opposite direction
- No pedestrian or bicycle facilities
- Inadequate stormwater treatment facilities that contribute to standing water and pollution
- Unrestricted access limits mobility through the corridor
- Future area development will add more vehicles to the road and contribute to congestion and delays
- Turn lane queues during peak hours
- Drainage issues at specific locations
- Corridor consistency and driver expectations
What changes are coming to the roadway?
Solutions and Improvements
Once construction is complete, the community will notice the following improvements:
What are we currently proposing?
• Take a look at the updated project layout and provide any comments you may have. Open a detailed PDF of the layout or check out the interactive map shown here.
Your Feedback — Survey Question
What can you expect during construction?
Impacts will vary based on how and when construction takes place. While we don’t all of those details yet, you can stay updated by checking our website for weekly construction updates at: www.anokacounty.us/1578/Construction-Weekly
Public Comment Map
How will people get to key destinations?
Explore the project area using the interactive map embedded below. To make a comment, select a point on the map to drop a pin and enter your feedback. We appreciate your input and knowledge of the area.
Not sure what to say? Here’s what we want to know from the community.
- What do you find challenging about traveling on this stretch of CSAH 14/125th Avenue?
- What do you wish could be changed?
- What’s working well that you want to stay the same?
Thank you for your interest in the CSAH 14 Expansion Project!
To submit a general comment or question for the project team, click on the comment button in the top right corner of your screen.
For more information please visit: www.anokacounty.us/3874/CSAH-14---Harpers-to-Lexington
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Contact the Project Team
Jorge Bernal, P.E., Anoka County Project Engineer
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Nick Dobda, P.E., Anoka County Design Engineering Supervisor
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