MnDOT will reconstruct 11 miles of Highway 210 road surface, replace/repair pipes and improve access on Highway 210 from the end of the four-lane in Brainerd to Ironton.
Hwy 210 is closed between Brainerd and Ironton through October. Detour uses Hwy 25 in Brainerd, Hwy 18 to Hwy 6 in Deerwood and Hwy 6/Hwy 210 in Crosby-Ironton. Detour map, PDF
Mini-roundabout in Deerwood
Motorists will encounter a temporary mini-roundabout at the east intersection of Hwy 6 and Hwy 210, just north of the railroad tracks, in Deerwood. Watch for trains, and stay off railroad tracks. When a train occurs, all traffic on both Hwy 6 and Hwy 210 will come to a complete stop at the roundabout.
Access to businesses and residences will be maintained and open, but expect some changes and gravel surfaces. Expect slow or stopped traffic, single-lane closures with use of flaggers and a pilot car. Some locations will close for several days to replace pipes below the road (note below). Seek the nearest route. Work area map for alternate locations, PDF
Pipe installs, hard closures
There are three large pipes/culverts that need to be replaced on this project. Status is as follows (July 18):
- The last culvert west of Crow Wing County Rd 59 to Riverton will be installed beginning Monday, July 22. Use the nearest side road for access.
- COMPLETE - The culvert/pipe west of the Crow Wing County Landfill has been replaced.
- COMPLETE - between Crow Wing County Rd 59 and Crow Wing County Rd 12 (Deerwood shortcut)
Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
Until October: Access will always be open to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport from Hwy 210 in Brainerd. Do give yourself extra time.
Crow Wing County landfill
Until August: Access the Crow Wing County landfill from Hwy 210 in Brainerd. Do give yourself extra time.
Through traffic MUST USE the detour, or seek another route.
East, then west of the Crow Wing County Landfill
The project will be constructed in two segments: first the Crow Wing County Landfill eastward to Ironton, then CR 147/Crow Wing County Landfill westward to Brainerd. Each segment will take about two months to complete.
Information is subject to change