Come the end of the year, the new Highway 96 bridge over Interstate 35W will be wider than before, more pedestrian friendly and have links to trails. Stop lights will replace stop signs and the interchange will become a diverging diamond interchange, which MnDOT says shifts traffic to cut down on potential accident points. (submitted graphic)
Another large bridge project in the Interstate 35W corridor cutting through New Brighton and Arden Hills is set to kick off this week, this time at the I-35W and Highway 96 interchange.
Just more than a week after Minnesota’s Fishing Opener, Fishing For Fun, an organization that bills itself as “a nonprofit offering free boating and fishing trips on Lake Johanna in Arden Hills,” held its own opener, of sorts.
The planned County Road F detour won’t be needed until the project, to replace the county road’s bridge over Interstate 35W, is re-bid next month. (submitted graphic)
Arden Hills residents and commuters have long expected driving dramatics in the city this summer — so much so that Mayor David Grant referred to the situation as "The Bridges of Ramsey County" — though, readers can drive a little easier, for now.
Writer Cheryl Blackford of North Oaks awaits the May 1 publication of “Hungry Coyote,” her children’s picture book about a year in the life of an urban coyote. (courtesy Jessie DeCorsey)
North Oaks author's book to be released May 1
On one of her many walks through the woods near her North Oaks home, author Cheryl Blackford saw a "lone coyote trotting across the frozen lake" and wondered how it lived successfully so close to an urban area.
Blackford says she walks outside almost every day, regardless of the weather. It's her thinking time for writing stories, including imagining the setting for her newly published children's picture book, "Hungry Coyote," a story about a year in the life of an urban coyote.
This week, Arden Hills is delivering large city-branded recycling carts to residences, and beginning May 5 and 6, Republic Services will start as the city's new contracted recycling hauler with continued weekly pickups.
The County Road E bridge over Snelling Avenue in Arden Hills was demolished April 18, and area residents and commuters should settle in for delays and detours throughout the reconstruction project that will result in a new bridge by the end of sum