Anoka Co. awarded $10 million grant to improve Hwy. 10

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RAMSEY, Minn. - Improvements will be made to Highway 10 in Anoka County thanks to a $10 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The money is part of the Corridor Investment Management Strategy program. MnDOT officials said the project was selected for its alignment with the Minnesota GO vision's objectives of improving quality of life, economic competitiveness and environmental health.

"Changes to this portion of Highway 10 have been a long time coming and lives have been lost in the meantime. We are grateful that MnDOT has recognized the need for this project, which will be just the beginning of necessary improvements to one of the state's most important roadways," said Anoka County Commissioner Matt Look in a news release.

The grant funds will be used to make major changes at a key interchange at County Road 83 (Armstrong Boulevard) in the city of Ramsey.

The US 10 corridor through Anoka County is a key artery in the county's transportation system yet little has changed despite the county's rapid growth, officials said.

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