Project Background

Project Description

Anoka County, MnDOT, and the City of Ramsey developed a locally supported vision of the Highway 10 corridor through Ramsey as part of the Ramsey Gateway Highway 10 Study. The Ramsey Gateway Highway 10 Project continues that vision with the design of two grade-separated interchanges at Ramsey Boulevard and Sunfish Lake Boulevard that will replace existing signalized intersections. Grade separation of the BNSF Railway and a new frontage road between Ramsey Boulevard and Sunfish Lake Boulevard are also part of this design project.

Project goals include:

  • Safely accommodating all users, including motor vehicles, freight, rail, transit, pedestrians, and bicyclists
  • Providing efficient mobility and access for all modes of travel
  • Developing a financially responsible design that minimizes right-of-way and environmental resource impacts
  • Securing additional funding for full project construction

We are currently in final design in preparation for construction activities to begin in 2023. For an overview of the project development process, see the graphic below or check out the final design video.

Project Funding and History

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Project Funding Status

Anoka County is proud to announce that the Ramsey Gateway Highway 10 project is fully funded!   See the project funding page here.  As project partners, Anoka County, City of Ramsey and MnDOT also have funds committed. 

  • $1.5 million in 2017 State Rail Funds
  • $2 million in in 2018 Bonding Bill
  • $40 million in 2020 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program
  • $8.4 million in 2020 Bonding Bill
  • $10 million in Minnesota Highway Freight Funds
  • $10 million in Metropolitan Council Regional Solicitation Funds
  • $31 million in the 2021 Bonding Bill
  • $15 million in Coronavirus Relief / Response Funds
  • $19 million collectively committed from the project partners. (Anoka County, City of Ramsey and MnDOT) 

Corridor Design History

Over the past decade, significant progress has been made along the U.S. Highway 10 corridor, which has been a major safety and mobility concern for years. In 2014, the Highway 10 Access Planning Study was completed, assessing corridor issues and identifying high-benefit, fiscally responsible solutions. The City of Ramsey, in partnership with Anoka County and MnDOT, continued momentum built in the 2014 study with the Ramsey Gateway Project.

Concluding in 2019, the Ramsey Gateway Project developed a locally supported vision for Highway 10, centered on improvement options at Ramsey Boulevard and Sunfish Lake Boulevard. This new project moves forward with the preliminary and final design to finalize the vision for the interchanges at both Ramsey and Sunfish Lake Boulevard. 

Ramsey Gateway Project Partners