Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 210

In Jay Cooke State Park

Traffic impacts

A two-mile-long section of Hwy 210, which serves as the east entrance to Jay Cooke State Park, is closed due to significant damage from severe flooding that occurred in June 2012. MnDOT is repairing slopes, restoring damage, reestablishing vegetation and resurfacing the highway in areas that washed out during the 2012 flood.

Work began in late-May 2015 and will be completed in October 2017. The highway will remain closed until the work in completed.

Work is nearing completion on the Highway 210 reconstruction project. A ribbon cutting celebration is being planned for this fall. Watch for details on this site.

The men shown in this video are drilling holes for sensors that will monitor ground movement. Ground testing sensors are being installed in areas that were damaged by the landslides caused by the 2012 flood. A sensor that has already been installed can be seen in the final frames of the video.

Jay Cooke State Park is open!

Jay Cooke State Park is open - see details!

This photo, taken in spring 2017 shows new pavement, erosian control material covering large areas of steep banks, a retaining wall, a large construction truck hauling dirt and several other construction-related vehicles.

This photo shows a close-up of a retaining wall and steep slopes covered with erosian control material.

The photos above were taken in spring 2017.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface pavement in the areas washed out in the 2012 flood
  • Improve drainage
  • Flatten slopes
  • Reestablish vegetation

Hwy 210 open house

MnDOT hosted a public open house focusing on historic properties in the area of the Highway 210 reconstruction project and the project’s potential impacts to those properties October 19, 2015. The public open house was held in compliance with the historic review for the project under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Attendees were invited to share their knowledge of historic properties in the area and to discuss the project’s impact. Groups and individuals were invited to become official consulting parties to the project.

Display boards were posted about the project and known historic properties.


$21.3 million

The project will be funded with 80 percent federal emergency funds and 20 percent state emergency funds, which can only be used on emergency repair projects.