Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10 Elk River–Lake Orono Bridge

Replace bridge, improve road surface

Reconstruct, improve

For current travel speeds and road conditions on Hwy 10, check 511mn.org

Project map

Crews begin bridge work at Lake Orono in late-April 2018.

Hwy 10 current traffic impacts

Plan for delays and narrow lanes on both directions of Highway 10 between Joplin Street and Upland Avenue in Elk River from early-April to late-October, 2018. Current map

  • Eastbound: Reduced to a single lane of traffic 24/7. Plan for delays during travel peaks hours, including Sunday afternoon into early evening when weekend commuters return home
  • Westbound: Reduced to a single lane at all times, closes fourteen times, for up to 15 minutes each time, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs, May 24, and from sunrise to noon Fri, May 25. Two narrow, temporary lanes open after noon Fri, May 25 through October.

Expect reduced speeds of 45 mph. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.

Expect narrow lanes from 10 feet, 6 inches to 11 feet wide, and concrete barriers between eastbound and westbound, when navigating through the work zone. Semi-truckers should seek alternate routes when possible, and please do not attempt to bring oversized loads through the project–they are prohibited.

Local access

Access to businesses and residences to be maintained and open. However, motorists may encounter periodic access closures or changes, follow signs.

    • Hwy 10 at Gary St - Right-in, right-out turns only
    • Hwy 10 at Simonet Dr - Right-in, right-out turns only

Schedule

Hwy 10 Elk River Dates Traffic Impact Work
Lake Orono Bridge to east of Waco St/185th Ave NW July 24–Nov, 2017

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COMPLETE: Reconstruct both directions, upgrade Hwy 10/Joplin St intersection
Work operations suspend for 2017-2018 winter season
East of Joplin St/185th Ave NW to Upland Ave NW

April 9-11, 2018

Lane closures on both directions

COMPLETE: Prepare work areas

East of Joplin St/185th Ave NW to Upland Ave NW April–June, 2018 All lanes of traffic on eastbound side - EB one lane, WB two lanes Map Reconstruct westbound lanes and bridge
East of Joplin St/185th Ave NW to Upland Ave NW July–Sept, 2018 All lanes of traffic on new westbound side - EB one lane, WB two lanes Reconstruct eastbound lanes and bridge
ENTIRE COORIDOR: East of Waco St/185th Ave NW to Upland Ave NW Oct, 2018 Periodic lane or shoulder closures on both directions Finish work, clean up

Lake Orono waterway

Open during bridge work. Follow navigation buoys and signs and please stay out of closed areas.

Elk River is Open for Business

Access to local businesses and residences to be maintained and open, follow directional signs.