Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 210/Hwy 73 reconstruction project

Carlton County

Traffic impacts

Hwy 210 Hwy 73 project location map
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Construction is now complete in Cromwell on Highway 210 and Highway 73 for 2022. Work will resume next season to complete sidewalks, final turf establishment, final striping, and permanent signs. The detour is being removed today, Nov. 10. Traffic can move through the intersection of Highway 210 and Highway 73.

A rendering of the Hwy 73 detour in Cromwell.

In order to keep Hwy 210 open throughout construction, there will be a detour of Hwy 73 in place. Click image for full-size image

A rendering of the Hwy 73 truck detour in Cromwell.

A truck detour will be required during construction. Click image for full-size image

Summary of work

The project will reconstruct the existing highway and includes the following:

  • Twelve-foot driving lanes and 10-foot parking lanes will be maintained on Hwy 210 from Hwy 73 to Burnett Road.
  • New storm sewer and curb and gutter to collect and convey stormwater runoff.
  • New sidewalk along Hwy 210 and along the west side of Hwy 73 adjacent to the Cromwell High School.
  • New lighting along Hwy 210.
  • Possible temporary easements and permanent right-of-way on Hwy 210 south of the Hwy 73 intersection is anticipated.

Public meetings

Upcoming meetings

MnDOT and the contractor will be holding weekly update meetings on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the construction job trailer located at Carlton County’s salt shed at 1372 Highway 73 in Cromwell.

Past meetings

April 27, 2022


  • February 11, 2021
  • June 19, 2019
    A public hearing considering MnDOT's request for city of Cromwell approval (Municipal Consent) of the final layout
  • July 24, 2018
    An open house was held for this project.