Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 27, 2017

All lanes of Hwy 10, adjoining roads, now open in Elk River

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel Highway 10 near Lake Orono in west Elk River will find all permanent lanes, and all intersections, open after crews removed the final temporary traffic control devices from the roadway at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 26.

Motorists may encounter occasional lane closures through November while crews complete off-roadway and signal system work in the area.

Eastbound Highway 10 near Lake Orono in Elk River was reduced to a single lane, with westbound lanes narrowed, since July 2017 while crews reconstructed all Highway 10 lanes and made other improvements to Highway 10 and other infrastructure west of the Lake Orono Bridge.

The work and closures were part of the 2017-2018 Highway 10 Lake Orono Bridge replacement project in Elk River. When complete in fall 2018, the project will replace the 75-year-old Highway 10 bridge spanning Lake Orono with a new, modern bridge; resurface Highway 10 between Joplin Street NW and Xenia Ave NW; improve the Highway 10/Joplin Street/185th Avenue intersection; construct a new trail between Gary Street NW and Simonet Drive NW; install new drainage infrastructure and make other improvements.
For more project information, to view and print project maps, or sign up to have project email updates sent directly to your inbox, visit the Highway 10 Lake Orono Bridge website at www.mndot.gov/d3/h10orono.

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