This summer the Minnesota Department of Transportation is likely to make headway on the Hwy. 610 project, which when completed will link up with Interstate 94 in Maple Grove. Currently Hwy. 610 runs from Coon Rapids to Brooklyn Park, and terminates at County Road 81.
Crews got back on the $118 million project Monday, working on the final segment of the project from Elm Creek Blvd. to I-94. On Tuesday crews were driving pile for a new overpass at I-94 and 105th Avenue, which will be extended from Holly Lane on the east with a new intersection at 101st Avenue on the west. (Photo courtesy MnDOT)
MnDOT also will be realigning the intersection of 105th and Holly Lane.
The project, part of the Corridors of Commerce initiative to help improve traffic flow in the northwest suburbs and help create jobs and allow business to get products to customers more efficiently, won't be done until 2016.
Still ahead is construction of an overpass at Fernbrook Lane and building an interchange at Hwy. 610 and Maple Grove Pkwy.
Traffic on I-94 won't be impacted too much, MnDOT says, but there could be some non-rush hour lane closures around 105th.
Additionally, motorists on Fernbrook Lane will see some short term closures for utility work and to set bridge beams this summer. County Road 81 will have occasional temporary non-rush hour lane closures
Maple Grove Parkway will remain open until the spring of 2016