Old Central Avenue NE (CSAH 35) and Gardena Avenue N.E.

Project Summary

Project Background / Description
Anoka County, in partnership with the City of Fridley, is developing plans for the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Old Central Avenue NE (CSAH 35) at Gardena Ave N.E., in order to improve safety and mobility for all road users by reducing speeds and conflict points at the intersection. This project will include ADA-compliant, pedestrian ramp accommodations at the intersection; also, a bituminous path will be added to the south side of Gardena Avenue within the project limits. The project is in the final design phase, with anticipated construction in 2023.

Project Goals
Provided below are the project goals being considered during the design and construction phase of this project:

  • Safely accommodate all users, including motor vehicles, transit, pedestrians, and bicyclists
  • Provide efficient mobility and access for all modes of travel
  • Develop a financially responsible design that minimizes right-of-way and environmental resource impacts

Below is an overview of the project schedule identifying key milestones in the process: 

  • Develop Geometric Layout - Spring/Summer 2021
  • Open House:
    In-Person Public Open House - Tuesday October 5, 2021
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fridley City Hall
  • Preliminary Design - Summer/Fall 2021
  • Final Open House:
    In-Person Public Open House - Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Fridley City Hall

Old Garden Open House 07-19-22

  • Virtual Engagement - Visit the Virtual Project Site and provide comments here
  • Final Design - Summer/Fall 2022
  • Construction - Spring 2023

Moore Lake Park

Current Layout (03/15/2022)

Project Contacts

If you have any questions about the proposed project or would like to comment on any aspect of the project, please contact either of the representatives below:

  • Jorge R Bernal, Design Engineer III
    763-324-3185, or Email

  • Nicholas Dobda, Manager, Engineering
    763-324-3118, or Email