Spring Lake Park High School pedestrian bridge rehab and other improvements are also up for discussion at the Fridley Community Center, 4:30–6:30 p.m., April 9, 2013.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
To improve safety, only right turns will be possible at at Fireside and at 68th Avenue Northeast in Fridley, once changes take effect in late April or early May 2013.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced plans Thursday to close median crossings at two intersections on Highway 65 in Fridley. Motorists will no longer be able to make left turns at these crossings: "The crossovers are closing in an effort to improve safety at both intersections," MnDOT said in a statement, which also announced an April 9 open house about Fridley-area road projects (see below). Once MnDOT closes the median crossings—in late April or early May, depending on the weather—only right turns will be possible. (Click on PDF thumbnail to see diagram.) Safety Concerns The announcement came three days before the one-year of the March 31, 2012 crash at the Fireside Drive intersection that took the life of Fridley …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A 2013 resurfacing project on I-94 from Clearwater to St. Cloud could bring potential backup of up to 20 miles or more during peak travel times, according to MnDOT.
As the Minnesota winter gives way to spring, road construction projects around the Twin Cities and Minnesota are gearing up for another season. Among the projects is a resurfacing 7.5 miles of Interstate 94 north of the Twin Cities from Clearwater to St. Cloud. The Minnesota Department of Transportation estimates the project could impact a backup of traffic of “20 miles or more during peak travel periods.” With residents in the northwest metro getting ready to make travel plans for spring and summer, MnDOT is urging drivers to consider an alternate route during the Clearwater to St. Cloud I-94 reconstruction project. “Find the best route that works for you based on where you’re leaving from and when and your destination,” said J.P. …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Drop by the Fridley Community Center from 4-7 p.m. to learn more about the Minnesota Department of Transportation's plans for work along I-694 through Fridley.
Learn about the Minnesota Department of Transportation's plans for improving I-694 through Fridley, at a MnDOT open house Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 4–7 p.m., at the Fridley Community Center. Visit the City of Fridley website for more information about the project. State Rep. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights) recommended you go in a statement Monday: I encourage all residents concerned about the upcoming I-694 Corridor North Central West project to attend an open house being held by the Minnesota Department of Transportation this Wednesday. The project is anticipated to have a high impact on traffic in the area. It calls for the resurfacing of I-694 and repairing concrete between I-35W and Hwy 100. It will also resurface all ramps and…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Agency holding an open house at Fridley Community Center on Wednesday.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Learn about the "I-694 Corridor North Central West" project at the Fridley Community Center from 4–7 p.m. on March 6, 2013.
If you'd like to know more about the Minnesota Department of Transportation's plans for improving I-694 through Fridley, mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 6, 2013. On that day, from 4–7 p.m., MnDOT officials will host an open house public meeting on the "I-694 Corridor North Central West" project at the Fridley Community Center. See the attached flier for the event by clicking on the PDF thumbnail. Or visit the City of Fridley website for more information about the project.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The project will be the topic of a March 6, 2013 public meeting at Fridley Community Center, the StarTribune reported.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has major roadwork slated for this year on the stretch of I-694 that runs through Fridley in 2013. The project includes: Fridley is more or less at the epicenter of the project, the StarTribune reported Tuesday: In upcoming weeks, MnDOT plans to send out more than 15,000 post cards to businesses and residences on East River Road, Central and University Avenues NE. that are within two miles of either side of 694 to notify them of the construction period. ... Locally, MnDOT also will host a community meeting March 6 at the Fridley Community Center. Already Medtronic, whose headquarters is off Central Avenue NE. and 694, is asking MnDOT to hold information sessions for its employees. Ramps at Silver …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Lane closures in Fridley and Columbia Heights won't be during rush hours, MnDOT said.
"Minor delays" are in store for drivers in both directions on Central Avenue NE/Highway 65 between 40th Avenue NE and I-694. Even pedestrians will be affected as work that begins Monday temporarily closes sections of the road, the shoulder of the road and sidewalks. That's according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which says the project—"installing new fiber optic cable, cameras, and traffic signal controller cabinets along the corridor for improved signal timing and overall traffic management"—begins Monday and will last through early December. The agency recommends that drivers seeking real-time travel information visit the website 511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Of 11 crashes from 2009–11, all but one involved left turns or through-movements at intersection.
The intersection of Fireside Drive NE and Minnesota Highway 65 in Fridley has seen at least two significant crashes in the last four months: How common are crashes at Fireside and 65? Here is the state's tally of crashes at the intersection from 2005 to 2011: Crash Data for Highway 65 and Fireside Drive NE, Fridley Source: MnDOT The Minnesota Department of Transportation crash tally for Fireside Drive and Highway 65 does not put the intersection on the agency's list of the 200 crossing with the most crashes, according to MnDOT Metro Distict Director of Communications TK Kramascz. The crashes that do occur there show a pattern, Kramascz said: Among the 11 crashes from 2009–11, 10 involved vehicles making left turns or through-movements …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Detour to University Avenue NE.
Southbound lanes of Central Avenue NE from 49th to 44th avenues NE are closed through 8 a.m. Sunday as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Highway 65 resurfacing project. The traffic detour is west on 49th Avenue NE, south on University Avenue NE, and east on 44th Avenue NE. Crews are performing drainage work beneath the roadway, according to MnDOT.