Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 210/Hwy 73 reconstruction project

Carlton County

Traffic impacts

Hwy 210 Hwy 73 project location map
Click for larger PDF version.

When this project begins lane closures will be in effect.

Environmental borings for soil and groundwater sampling near the intersection of Hwy 210 and Hwy 73 in Cromwell will take place the week of July 26. Motorists should expect narrow lanes and lane closures which may cause difficult turning movements, especially with large vehicles and trucks. The intersection will remain open with flaggers, and delays are to be expected.

Summary of work

A rendering of the Hwy 73 detour in Cromwell.

In order to keep Hwy 210 open throughout construction, there will be a detour of Hwy 73 in place. Click image for full-size PDF

The project will reconstruct the existing highway and includes the following:

    • Twelve-foot driving lanes and 10-foot parking lanes will be maintained on Hwy 210 from Hwy 73 to Burnett Road.
    • New storm sewer and curb and gutter to collect and convey stormwater runoff.
    • New sidewalk along Hwy 210 and along the west side of Hwy 73 adjacent to the Cromwell High School.
    • New lighting along Hwy 210.
    • Possible temporary easements and permanent right-of-way on Hwy 210 south of the Hwy 73 intersection is anticipated.

Public meetings

MnDOT hosted a virtual public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, to give a project update. A recording of the meeting is below.

Past meetings

  • June 19, 2019
    A public hearing considering MnDOT's request for city of Cromwell approval (Municipal Consent) of the final layout
  • July 24, 2018
    An open house was held for this project.