Thursday, December 20, 2012
The updated design “will allow the project to compete for future state and federal funds as they become available.”
After observing a moment of silence for the Newtown, CT community, members of the Maple Grove City Council addressed several items at a Dec. 17 meeting – including Highway 610. Details of the revised layout for the Highway 610 extension from County Road 81 to Interstate 94 were first unveiled at a Dec. 11 public meeting (see attached PDF). “This revised layout is the product of a study and follow up design project funded by some of the federal monies for TH [Highway] 610,” Maple Grove Traffic Engineer Marc Culver wrote in a memo to the council. The 18-month study included work between the city, Hennepin County and Minnesota Department of Transportation “to design a project that meets the needs of current and future traffic volumes while …
Monday, December 17, 2012
One of the most read posts of the 2012 included an August accident involving a Maple Grove Police vehicle.
Maple Grove Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers. We’ll be sharing the top 20, most read posts of the year from Maple Grove Patch in days following up to the end of 2012. The following is the No. 20 story of the year. Accident on Elm Creek Boulevard Near County Road 81 Injures Two, Including Maple Grove Police Officer Aug. 20, 2012 - An accident on Elm Creek Boulevard between the County Road 81 and Highway 610 ramps sent two to the hospital Aug. 20, 2012. Maple Grove Police were called to the scene about 11:50 a.m. Monday morning, according to Captain Keith Terlinden who said the officer …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
MnDOT says the both directions of Interstate 94/694 at County Road 81 will close briefly Sunday, May 6.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Both directions of Interstate 94/694 at County Road 81 will close between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012 according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The roadway will be closed for about 15 minutes as Xcel Energy crews restring power lines spanning the roadway.The Minnesota State Patrol will direct motorist during the closure.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The 2011 road construction season was anything but typical in Maple Grove.
Several major road projects nearly surrounded the borders of Maple Grove throughout most of 2011, including the extension of Highway 610 and Bass Lake Road reconstruction. As road construction season began in Maple Grove in the spring, motorists were delayed by some traffic realignments and some roadwork was delayed due to rain related issues. A heavy rainfall the weekend of May 22 ended up causing a mudslide of stockpiled material on County Road 81, part of the Highway 610 project. As crews cleaned the debris and relocated the dirt, all or portions of County Road 81 were closed for several weeks. Traffic detoured onto nearby Fernbrook Lane and County Road 30 caused delays and traffic jams for motorists traveling through the area. With …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Roadway scheduled to be fully reopened as of 6 p.m. June 29, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
The eastbound lanes of County Road 81, between Elm Creek Boulevard and Fernbrook Lane in Maple Grove, are scheduled to reopen 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29, according to MnDOT. County 81 has been closed for several days at the end of May and reopened to one lane in each direction for several weeks to “maintain motorist safety” while crews cleaned up the roadway and restructured a stockpile in the Highway 610 project area. The stockpile had failed at the end of May after heavy rainfall and storms, causing a mudslide on and near County Road 81. The westbound lanes of County Road 81 reopened June 17.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Whether you are heading to the cabin this weekend or doing something with your dad, there are several areas of roadwork you might want to avoid in and around Maple Grove.
Here is a list of some of the projects, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), that might affect Maple Grove motorists the weekend of June 17-19. Interstate 94 Non-rush hour lane closures are expected on Interstate 94 between Interstate 494 in Maple Grove and Exit 205 in St. Michael until July 8. According to MnDOT, the road is being repaired and resurfaced and will be reduced to one or two lanes as needed until early July. Highway 169 Bridge construction is in process, which could affect traffic in both directions between 77th Avenue North in Maple Grove (exit 138) and 93rd Avenue North in Brooklyn Park. The work is part of the Highway 169 Triangle Project. According to MnDOT, motorists should expect long-term …
Roadway could be fully reopened in both directions the week of June 20, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
The westbound lanes of County Road 81, between Elm Creek Boulevard and Fernbrook Lane in Maple Grove, reopened Friday, June 17, according to MnDOT. One lane of eastbound County Road 81 remains closed. MnDOT said it is “tentatively scheduled” to reopen the week of June 20. County 81 has been closed down to one lane in each direction for several weeks to “maintain motorist safety” while crews cleaned up the roadway and restructured a stockpile in the Highway 610 project area. The stockpile had failed at the end of May after heavy rainfall and storms caused a mudslide on and near County Road 81.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Eastbound County Road 81 in Maple Grove remains closed indefinitely.
Westbound County Road 81 in Maple Grove between Elm Creek Boulevard and Fernbrook Lane is scheduled to reopen to a single lane of traffic starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Eastbound County Road 81 will remain closed indefinitely. The official detour for eastbound traffic is south on Fernbrook Lane to County Road 30 and east to County Road 81. County Road 81 was closed May 23 after weekend rains caused a mudslide of a temporary earthen material stockpile near the site of the Highway 610 project. Shortly after the closure, Maple Grove Public Works Director Ken Ashfeld indicated heavy rains caused “slope failure” in the area, resulting in work by contractors for the Highway…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Cleanup continues from storms May 21 and 22.
A portion of County Road 81 in Maple Grove will continue to stay closed to drivers through Memorial Day weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). County Road 81, between Elm Creek Boulevard and Fernbrook Lane, closed on Tuesday, May 24 after heavy weekend rainfall caused a mudslide on the roadway. Cleanup has been ongoing and will continue through the weekend. The road will remain closed until the week of May 30 when cleanup is complete, according to a MnDOT press release, which said the road closure was needed “to maintain motorist safety during roadway cleanup activities.” The official detour during the closure is as follows: In addition to the official detour, Maple Grove officials said an alternate …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Continued “instability of the stockpile” located between both directions of County Road 81 results in road closure.
A partial reopening of County Road 81 (Bottineau Boulevard) in Maple Grove on May 24 was short lived. Due to the “continued instability of the stockpile between the two directions of County Road 81,” the city of Maple Grove resident e-newsletter said the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Highway 610 project coordinator decided to reclose County Road 81 between Fernbrook Lane and Elm Creek Boulevard until further notice. A portion of County Road 81, between 93rd Avenue North (County Road 30) to Fernbrook Lane was completely shutdown part of Monday, May 23 after heavy weekend rainfall caused a mudslide near the site of the Highway 610 project. It was later partially reopened to one lane of traffic in either direction. The initial …