Friday, February 22, 2013
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 for Hennepin County. Snow removal started around 3 a.m. Friday in Maple Grove.
Snow is falling as predicted with Winter Storm Q in the Twin Cities, and it was a slow going on highways and roads around Maple Grove. Several accidents occurred throughout Minnesota Friday morning. From 5 a.m. to 9 a.m, the Minnesota State Patrol stated there has been 124 crashes, 23 with injuries and one fatality in Eagan. Another 119 vehicles have left the road or spun out, including two on westbound Highway 610 near Highway 169 as reported by the Star Tribune. The National Weather Service has Hennepin County under a winter snow advisory until 6 p.m. Friday with a forecast of four to six inches possible throughout the day. Snow removal operations began in Maple Grove Friday morning around 3 a.m. with a smaller number of plows focused …
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 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A look at five major road projects coming up this year in Maple Grove.
The following road projects are scheduled to start in 2013 in Maple Grove. Project: Zachary Lane Roundabout Project: Bridge Replacement Project: Street Rehabilitation Project: Street Rehabilitation Project: Street Rehabilitation Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
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.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Maple Grove Director of Public Works Ken Ashfeld: "Due to the conditions in which the snow fell, under heavy traffic and then plummeting temperatures, we have ice conditions whereby the actions of deicing agents had little effect during Monday."
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Two days after most of the Twin Cities area, including Maple Grove, received more than 10 inches of snow, traveling the roadways remained complicated in spots. The Minnesota Department of Transportation addressed the road conditions in a Dec. 11, 2012 statement on the Minnesota Department of Transportation Facebook page: MnDOT continues addressing the compacted snow and icy conditions on highways and interstates—particularly in southwestern/west central Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro area. The cold temperatures are complicating our work, because salt becomes much less effective at 10 degrees or lower. Temps will warm over the next couple days, which will make the salt compounds we’ve been putting on the roads MUCH more effective. …
The Maple Grove City Council recently approved endorsing the city’s application to request $2.8 million to construct the second phase of the Parkway Transit Station.
Support to apply for funding for a proposed Phase II of Parkway Transit Station received full approval of the Maple Grove City Council recently. The funding application resolution, approved Dec. 3 meeting, gives the city the green light to apply to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for Chapter 152 Statewide Transit Grant Solicitation Program Funds. Maple Grove is requesting the funds construction the second phase of the Parkway Transit Station. “Presently, 75 percent of the Phase I stalls are occupied by commuters due to strong ridership growth on Route 785. As a result, in October 2012, the City Council approved an agreement with LSA design to proceed with the design of Phase II,” according to a December memo provided to the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The project includes the replacement of two bridge structures in northwestern Maple Grove.
Two bridges in northwestern Maple Grove moved closer to structure replacement as the Maple Grove City Council awarded the project to R.L. Larason Excavating at their Dec. 3 meeting. The bridges are located at 105th Avenue North over Rush Creek and Dunkirk Lane North over Rush Creek, according to a memo provided to the Council at the Dec. 3 meeting. Eight bids were received for the project. The project was awarded to the lowest bidder, R.L. Larson Excavating Inc., which submitted a bid of $534,722.82 for the project. “This bid is 23% below the engineer’s estimate of $700,000,” wrote Transportation Operations Engineer Marc Culver in a memo provided to the Council. “The timing of the bid and the opportunity for the contractor to do this work …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The closure will take place between County Road 101 to Nottingham Parkway in Maple Grove for a portion of the day Oct. 15.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The closure will take place between County Road 101 to Nottingham Parkway in Maple Grove.
As one of the final phases of the Bass Lake Road reconstruction project, the roadway will be partially closed between County Road 101 to Nottingham Parkway in Maple Grove Monday, Oct. 15. The city of Maple Grove sent out a notification to residents Wednesday, noting that the original closure date of Saturday was postponed due to potential for inclement weather. The Bass Lake Road reconstruction project is expected to be “fully complete and fully open,” according to the Maple Grove city website. Oct. 15 Closure Details Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter