Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10 Elk River – Lake Orono Bridge

Replace bridge, improve road surface

Reconstruct, improve

Today on Hwy 10—Eastbound single-lane traffic 24/7

Both directions of Highway 10 to be shifted onto the westbound side of the road to reconstruct the eastbound lanes between Simonet Dr and Waco St/185th Ave NW. Current map

  • Both Directions: Expect lane shifts onto narrow temporary lanes with no shoulders and reduced speeds of 45 m.p.h.
  • Eastbound: Reduced to a single-lane of traffic 24/7
  • Westbound: Open to two lanes with periodic single-lane closures. Commercial trucks requested to please use the left-lane (concrete surface)
  • Access closed: Joplin St and 185th Ave July 24-28. Use Waco St/185th Ave.
  • For current travel speeds and road conditions, check 511mn.org

Access closures

Motorists may encounter periodic access closures. Follow signs for alternate access at the Highway 10/Joplin St NW/185th Ave intersection to Highway 10/Waco St NW/185th Ave intersection.

Work operations and lane closures will suspend over the 2017-2018 winter season.

Schedule

Hwy 10 Elk River Dates Traffic Impact Work
Lake Orono Bridge to east of Waco St/185th Ave NW July 24 to Sept 1, 2017

All lanes of traffic on westbound side - EB one lane, WB two lanes Map

Reconstruct eastbound
Lake Orono Bridge to east of Waco St/185th Ave NW Sept 1 to mid-Oct 2017

All lanes of traffic on eastbound side - EB one lane, WB two lanes

Reconstruct westbound
Xenia Ave NW to east of Waco St/185th Ave NW Mid-Oct to Oct 31, 2017

Lane closures on both directions

Complete 2017 work and remove temp lanes; construct 2018 temp crossovers; begin work on bridge structure
Work operations suspend for 2017-2018 winter season
East of Joplin St/185th Ave NW to Xenia Ave NW April to Oct, 2018

All lanes of traffic on either side of roadway - EB one lane, WB two lanes

Reconstruct lanes, bridge

Schedule TBD

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

Lake Orono waterway

Open. Watch for posted signs and obey channel navigation buoys in water at the bridge. During construction, there’s a chance it’ll be too narrow for some boats to pass due to the current bridge having one pier, and the new bridge having two piers.

Elk River is Open for Business

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

Information is tentative and subject to change