Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10—Elk River

Xenia Ave. to Lowell Ave., Sherburne County

Hwy 10 work zone

Good news—westbound opens on new lanes

Monday evening, Aug. 9, crews plan to reopen the newly constructed westbound side of Hwy 10, which marks the project’s halfway point to completion! We hope you enjoy the new, smoother road surface.

On Tues, Aug 10 crews will begin to reconstruct the eastbound side of Hwy 10. They will reconstruct inside lane and median first. So, eastbound will continue to be one lane of traffic on the outside lane, along the shoulder.

Hwy 10 current work zone

Eastbound one lane of traffic 24/7

Expect reduced speeds, lane closures or lane shifts within the Highway 10 work zone from south of the Lake Orono bridge to Jackson Ave. in Elk River through early November.

  • Eastbound one lane of traffic 24/7; plan your commute, especially on Sunday afternoon when recreational weekend travelers’ return home on eastbound. Seek alternate routes or travel at off-peak hours.
  • Westbound open to two lanes of traffic; however expect periodic lane closures
  • Lane width 11 feet
  • Local access open and maintained, however expect changes and use of alternate access
    • When crews work at Proctor Ave. or Upland Ave. One cross intersection will be open, one will close: Proctor Ave. or Upland Ave. Use side streets for alternate access.
    • Pedestrians to also follow signed detours along Hwy 10 and cross at signalized intersections

Safety first

Highway 10 is an active work zone. Be alert and expect changes. Watch for workers, slow moving equipment entering-and-exiting areas and expect sudden traffic stops. Stay out of closed or barricaded areas. Reduce stress, be prepared and give yourself extra commute time

Work in progress

  • Reconstruct westbound lanes, north side of road, June 8-Aug. 9
  • Reconstruct eastbound lanes and multi-use trail Aug. 10 through early November
  • Work off-road on utilities, signals, curb, drainage, etc. through early November
  • Establish turf, monitor until 2022

About this project

Reconstruct and improve Hwy 10 between Xenia Ave. and Lowell Ave. in Elk River.

Project location map
Improve Hwy 10 in Elk River in 2021. Click image for PDF

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct one mile of Hwy 10 road surface from Xenia Ave. to 4th St. NW
  • Install dual left-turn lanes on eastbound Hwy 10 to Proctor Ave./Sherburne Co. Rd. 1
  • Construct multi-use pedestrian trail along eastbound Hwy 10 from Simonet Dr. to Lowell Ave.
  • Reconstruct segments of pedestrian sidewalks and ramp approaches; upgrade signal systems at Proctor Ave./Sherburne Co. Rd. 1 and Upland Ave.