Hanson Boulevard is a major north-south arterial roadway serving the City of Coon Rapids and area communities, and traffic volumes have steadily increased over the last decade. The segment between Northdale Boulevard and Main Street has been identified by Anoka County as needing major safety and capacity improvements. The County has planned improvements to this segment of Hanson Boulevard that include reconstruction of the roadway, drainage system, trail, and traffic control systems, as well as other utilities. At its July 5, 2016 meeting, City Council approved Resolution No. 16-76 supporting the County's application for Federal funding. Federal funds were granted for a portion of the project, and construction is planned to begin in 2020.
HDR has prepared plans and specifications to address these issues including intersection turning movement treatments, extended medians, and a multi-use pedestrian trail. An overview of the project is detailed in Exhibit A of the attached JPA. The County will be responsible to perform project management and administration, and provide construction inspection.
The attached JPA details terms of cost sharing, right of way, construction activities, project oversight, and current and future maintenance of the infrastructure and traffic signal systems.