Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 12, 2018

Hwy 10 in Elk River reduced to single lane in each direction July 13–15

ST CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 10 in west Elk River should plan for potential delays while both directions of the road at Lake Orono are reduced to a single lane intermittently Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15.

The lane closures are needed while crews switch the existing temporary lanes of Highway 10 from the eastbound side of the road, to the westbound side of the road.

After the closures are complete, motorists can expect the following until all lanes open in fall 2018: eastbound Highway 10 will be a single lane 24/7; westbound Highway 10 will be two lanes with intermittent lane closures; Gary Street at Highway 10 will close; both Simonet Drive and Xenia Avenue will become right-in/right-out with access only to eastbound Highway 10.

The traffic changes are part of the Highway 10 Lake Orono bridge replacement project in west Elk River.

When complete in fall 2018, the project will replace the existing 75-year-old Highway 10 bridges spanning Lake Orono with new, modern bridges; resurface Highway 10 between Joplin Street NW and Xenia Ave NW; improve the Highway 10/Joplin Street/185th Avenue intersection; construct a new trail with river crossing between Gary Street NW and Simonet Drive NW; install new drainage infrastructure and make other improvements.

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