Mayor Calls for Pedestrian Overpass in Ramsey

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Sep 4, 2012 at 7:31 am

RAMSEY, MN (KNSI) - Highway 10 in Ramsey, the site of two traffic deaths over the Labor Day weekend, needs new overpasses to protect pedestrians. That's what Ramsey Mayor Bob Ramsey said Monday.

Ramsey said that plans have been in the works for a decade to separate Highway10 from street traffic and put interchanges at Armstrong, Ramsey and Sunfish Lake Boulevards. But he said that state and regional officials have put the project on indefinite hold, likely because of its estimated cost of up to $350 million.

Two Texans were killed shortly after 9:30 Saturday night when they were struck by a vehicle heading east on Highway 10 at Sunfish Lake Boulevard. One of the victims also was struck by a second vehicle. The State Patrol said alcohol was not a factor for either the victims or the drivers, who have cooperated with the investigation.

Two other people have died on the same stretch of road this year. Last month a woman was struck and killed by a car, although officials said it appeared to be a suicide. In May, a driver ran a stop sign and was killed after his car was struck by a vehicle heading west on Highway 10.

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