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The City of Blaine is preparing a large slate of road construction projects to be completed over the next two years. The city has identified a number of high priority roads that are in need of full or partial reconstruction. In February, the city held open houses to discuss the projects and assessments with residents living in project areas. The city council will also hold public hearings on the projects and will need to give final approval before the projects can move forward.
(all projects noted on map above)
The city’s special assessment policy calls for single family residential homes to be assessed 35 percent of the project cost related to the area directly in front of their home. High density housing and commercial parcels are assessed at a 50 percent rate.
The city is currently in the process of rating all city roadways in order to determine the roads that need attention first, the roads selected for 2019 and 2020 are well known problem areas in the city.
It is the intention of the city to get all roads up to an acceptable rating so that the city can concentrate more on maintenance than reconstruction. With the proper maintenance schedule, roads can last longer between reconstructions.
In 2019, the Anoka County Highway Department will be installing three new signal systems in Blaine.
All three projects may include additional grading for turn lanes and ADA improvements. Additionally, roadway improvements on 125th Avenue NE between Lexington Avenue NE and Opal Street NE will be completed. In 2020, 125th Ave NE from Aberdeen Street NE to Radisson Road NE will be reconstructed to a four lane divided highway with a raised center median and new turn lanes at Hastings Street.
More questions about upcoming road projects? Contact the engineering department at BlaineMN.gov/Engineering