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.
Photo: Jim Sorenson, MnDOT construction
Update: June 2, 2014
Flood-damaged section of Highway 210 to be rebuilt
MnDOT will rebuild the closed section of Highway 210 in Jay Cooke State Park. Work will begin in summer 2015 and will most likely be completed in 2016.
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. The cost of the project is not known at this time.
“We will have a better idea of how much the project will cost later this year,” said Todd Campbell, MnDOT Program Delivery engineer. “We will continue to focus our efforts on scoping, engineering and the environmental process.”
MnDOT and the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission recently completed investigating options for how, where and if, to reconstruct Hwy 210 in this damaged area. A final report document prepared by ARDC may be viewed on the ARDC website.
Other areas damaged during the flood have been repaired, however this section has historically been highly-prone to hillside slumping and erosion, which causes the highway to be undermined.
The ARDC facilitated public meetings to help develop a framework to guide MnDOT's future investment on this section of Hwy 210.
August 22, 2013
Click here to view responses from the first public input session