Thursday, May 16, 2013
Written comments accepted through June 12, 2013.
Information provided by Minnesota Department of Transportation. The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to review an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) regarding future four-lane divided county road between County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 30 and Highway 610 in Maple Grove and the future interchange at Highway 610 and I-94 in Maple Grove. Copies of the EAW, which document the purpose and need for the project, along with the anticipated social, economic and environmental impacts, are available for public viewing beginning May 13, 2013 during regular business hours at the following locations: Written comments will be accepted May 13 through June 12, 2013. Comments should be submitted to Rick Dalton, Environmental …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Maple Grove City Council approved a purchase agreement for a property on 105th Avenue North.
As Maple Grove city leaders look forward to a possible future expansion on Highway 610, one property in the area will likely soon be owned by the city. The Maple Grove City Council approved a purchase agreement for a home and property at 17055 105th Avenue North for $253,000 at its March 4 meeting. Portions of the next phase of Highway 610 “are being worked into the State Improvement Program” with a time frame of construction within the next six to eight years, Transportation Operations Engineer Marc Culver wrote in a memo to the Maple Grove City Council. “It is very possible that a project to extend 105th Ave over I-94, which replaces the existing 101st Avenue overpass, will be accelerated to construction within the next 5 years,” Culver …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
MnDOT: The award, in the “Intelligent Compaction” category, was awarded to MnDOT and partners, including Maple Grove-based C.S. McCrossan.
A road construction project that took several years in planning and implementation was recently focus of the American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Award. The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has awarded the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Metro District, in partnership with Braun Intertec, Maple Grove-based C.S. McCrossan and SRF Consulting Group an Engineering Excellence Award, according to MnDOT, for the Highway 610 extension between Highway 169 and County Road 81 in Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park. The award was presented in the “Intelligent Compaction” category for “innovative application and analysis methods related to monitoring and documenting the stiffness of in-place soils for …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A local church is selling 11 acres of land to help build the last leg of Highway 610.
It has taken decades for Highway 610 to be built, and even after years of construction, one piece still remains unfinished. The 2.5-mile stretch from County Road 81 to Interstate 94 is the last leg of the highway. While it is not slated for construction for years yet, the City of Maple Grove is preparing for the completion of the highway. The City of Maple Grove plans to purchase about 11 acres of land from Maple Grove Lutheran Church for the highway project. According to city documents, the city will cut the church a check for $520,000 for land that sits at 14401 99th Avenue. The land, which doesn’t have any buildings on it, will provide dirt and material to build the last stretch of the highway. The road itself will not go through the …
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 …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Alexandra Renslo of Channel 12 provided a live update from the Highway 610 expansion meeting Dec. 11, 2012.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The plan for the proposed expansion of Highway 610 in Maple Grove was on display for the public Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at the Maple Grove Government Center. Channel 12 broadcasted live from the meeting and provided an update about the project.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The public open house at the Maple Grove Government Center will have an updated design of a project to expand Highway 610.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Editor's note: The following was provided by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Area residents and business owners are invited to attend an open house to learn about the updated design of a project to expand Highway 610. The design for the proposed county road extension from County Road 30 to I-94 will be presented. The open house will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the City of Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. Open house attendees will be able to learn the details of the project, view project layouts and ask questions of MnDOT, Hennepin County and Maple Grove project staff. To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Channel 12 interviews Maple Grove Mayor Mark Steffenson about his upcoming trip to Washington DC for possible Highway 610 funding assistance and more.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mayor Mark Steffenson will testify on behalf of the North Metro Crossing Coalition for Highway 610 funding.
The Maple Grove City Council gave the green light for Mayor Mark Steffenson to travel to Washington DC to testify for Highway 610 funding. Mayor Steffenson and Brooklyn Park Jeffrey Lunde will be visiting with the Minnesota Congressional Delegation to “promote funding for Highway 610,” according to a memo to the council “This continues to be a priority for both cities,” City Administrator Al Madsen said in the memo Steffenson and Lunde will be testifying on behalf of the North Metro Crossing Coalition during their visit May 8 and May 9, which is funded by the 610 Crossing Coalition.
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 …