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Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for Final Phase of Highway 610

As local, state, and federal representatives and officials broke ground yesterday on the final segment of Minnesota Highway 610, a slight buzz of excitement and anticipation filled the air. Several local, state, and federal officials were on hand to celebrate this milestone that will complete construction of this corridor that has been so critical to the successful development of cities north and west of Minneapolis.

Speakers included:

  • Mayor Mark Steffenson, City of Maple Grove
  • US Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • US Senator Tina Smith
  • Minnesota Governor Tim Walz
  • MN Senator Warren Limmer – District 37
  • MN Representative Kristin Bahner – District 37B
  • MN Representative Kristin Robbins – District 37A
  • MnDOT Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger
  • Minnesota State Patrol Captain Travis Schaap
  • Judy Johnson, Metropolitan Council – District 1
  • Hennepin County Commissioner Kevin Anderson – District 7
  • Steve Bot, I-94 Corridor Coalition Chair

Highway 610 has become a vital east-west link between I-94 in Maple Grove and Highway 47 in Coon Rapids since its inception in 1973. This last stage of the road’s construction will complete connections to eastbound I-94 and an extension to County Road 30. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024 and wrap up in 2026.

After an extensive study, design, and approval process, the first section of Highway 610 was constructed in 1986 between Highway 252 and Highway 47, which provided an important new Mississippi River crossing between Highway 169 to the north and I-694 to the south. Four more projects have been built west of Highway 252 since then. SRF is proud to have led the design of this sixth and final project and look forward to helping the City of Maple Grove realize the completion of Highway 610 and Rush Creek Boulevard.

It has been our honor to partner with the City of Maple Grove, MnDOT, and Hennepin County on the concluding chapter of this historic highway. Congratulations!