Hwy 10 cable median barrier installation, guardrail improvements begin Oct. 31 in Arden Hills
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Installation of cable median barrier and guardrail improvements along Highway 10 between Ramsey County Road 96 and Interstate 35W in Arden Hills begins Monday morning, Oct. 31. As part of the project, MnDOT also will remove the pavement in both median crossover locations.
During the work, motorists will encounter lane and shoulder closures in either direction from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There also may be some work carried out on Saturdays.
The two median openings were closed in late June in advance of the project to install the cable median barrier along the one mile diagonal stretch of Highway 10 linking I-35W and I-694. Once the new barrier is in place it will prevent motorists from making illegal and dangerous turns across the median in front of oncoming traffic.
Installation of the new barrier will be completed by late November.
Minnesota records approximately 15 fatal cross-median crashes each year on four-lane divided highways, according to crash statistics compiled by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Concern about the severity and continued occurrence of those crashes has prompted Mn/DOT to install protective barriers in the median in areas prone to these types of crashes.
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