About this study
Proposed Hwy 47 (Ferry St.)/BNSF Railway overpass
MnDOT studied current safety issues at the Hwy 47 (Ferry St.)/BNSF Railroad crossing in Anoka. A separation between Ferry St. and the BNSF Railway would improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and trains, and improve regional mobility and emergency responder time.
- MnDOT studied the benefits and impacts of two main alternatives: a bridge over the railroad tracks or a tunnel beneath the railroad tracks
- The study determined a recommended alternative and identified costs. If a feasible alternative is identified, MnDOT can begin to pursue funding sources to design and construct a new separated railroad crossing at Hwy 47/Ferry St.
- Preliminary Design begins
- Final Report complete