Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10 Elk River – Lake Orono

Replace bridge, improve road surface

Reconstruct bridge

Reconstruct the Highway 10 bridge over Lake Orono and the road surface between Joplin St and Xenia Ave in Elk River in 2017-2018. Sign-up for project email updates!

Project location map

The Elk River flows through Lake Orono which then merges into the Mississippi River. The Hwy 10 bridge is located over Lake Orono between Gary St and Simonet Dr in northwest Elk River.


Motorists may encounter periodic lane or shoulder closures as utility or survey crews prepare for upcoming construction in mid-July 2017. Check 511mn.org for current road conditions

Summary of work

  • Replace the Hwy 10 bridge over Lake Orono
  • Reconstruct the Hwy 10 road surface from Joplin St to Xenia Ave
  • Upgrade the signal system and make intersection improvements at Hwy 10/Joplin St NW
  • Install a pedestrian trail to connect from Orono Park to across the bridge at Simonet Dr NW
  • Final plan layout, 1MB pdf

Plan for delays

Highway 10 to remain open to traffic through the work zone during construction, however motorists should plan for delays. Traffic will be shifted on either side of the road as segments are constructed. Overall:

  • Eastbound Hwy 10 reduced to a single lane
  • Westbound Hwy 10 open to two lanes with periodic single lane closures at off-peak hours
  • Expect reduced speeds, narrow lanes and lane shifts

Local roads

Periodic access closures, follow detour signs. Access to businesses and residences to be maintained and open

Lake Orono waterway

Open, watch for posted signs and obey channel navigation buoys in water at bridge.

Information is tentative and subject to change