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 in Elk River with a new and improved structure in 2017-2018.


March 2017 - Motorists may encounter periodic lane or shoulder closures as crews clear trees along the roadway in preparation for the upcoming construction season, which is scheduled to begin in mid-July 2017. Tree clearing to be complete by end of March. News release (Feb. 14, 2016)

Motorists may also notice utility or survey crews working in the area. Pay attention and drive with caution through the area.

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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.

Summary of work

  • Replace the Hwy 10 bridge over Lake Orono
  • Reconstruct the Hwy 10 road surface from Joplin St to Xenia Ave
  • Install a pedestrian trail to connect from Orono Park to across the bridge at Simonet Dr NW

Traffic plan

Highway 10 to remain open to traffic through the work zone during construction. Overall tentative plan:

  • Eastbound Hwy 10 to be reduced to a single lane
  • Westbound Hwy 10 to be open to two lanes with periodic single lane closures at off peak times


  • $12.1 million (estimated)

Information is tentative and subject to change

Americans with Disabilities Act

Accessibility and state highway projects

All MnDOT projects--both new construction and rehabilitation projects-- must include an evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Specifics for this project

  • The new bridge will have a trail separated by a concrete barrier for improved access and safety. The trail will be installed along eastbound Highway 10 (west side). The city of Elk River will install a trail connection from Orono Park to across the bridge at Simonet Dr NW.