Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10—St. Cloud to Clear Lake

High-cost A and B map

Sherburne County

In-depth look at the design options

This study has narrowed design options down to six. No final design will come from this study, but with your feedback, we’ll narrow these options down to three—one in each cost level—low, medium and high.

All six cost options will

  • Improve safety, mobility and access along the corridor
  • Provide acceleration lanes
  • Reduce the number of intersections
  • Decrease the risk of collisions

Although the feedback survey officially closed Jan. 12, 2023, we still invite you to learn about these design options being considered. This first video compares all six design options and looks at the similarities and differences of each.


Let’s learn and compare low-cost options A and B

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Overall

Both options will
  • Remove crossings over Hwy 10
  • Reduce left-turns
  • Keep more intersections than medium or high cost options
  • Add a new frontage road along westbound Hwy 10 from 32nd St. to the Traveler Information Center
  • Make large improvements with the least amount of funds
Differences
  • With option A, local trips will be directed to local roads
  • With option B, local trips will be directed to make U-turns on Hwy 10
  • Option A keeps more intersections
    • Nineteen intersections will remain with option A; fifteen with option B.
Layouts
    Low cost option A map
    Low-cost option A: Select to image enlarge
    Low cost option Bmap
    Low-cost option B: Select to image enlarge
    Table of low cost differences
Hwy 10 low cost options

A

B

Local trips

Directs traffic to local roads

Directs traffic to u-turn on Hwy 10

Number of intersections remaining

19

15

Let’s learn and compare medim-cost options A and B

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Overall

Both options will
  • Reduce the amount of turns at intersections
  • Remove turns that cross paths with other turns
  • Largely reduce the number of intersections. Much more than the low cost options
  • Build local roads for local trips
  • Retain access to the Traveler Information Center for both east and westbound drivers
Differences
  • Option B keeps more intersections so it needs less frontage roads
  • Option A builds more frontage roads, so it directs local traffic to these local roads.
  • Option A closes 32nd St.and Minnesota Blvd., which option B keeps open.
Layout
    Medium-cost A map
    Medium cost option A: Select to image enlarge
    Low cost option Bmap
    Medium cost option B: Select to image enlarge
    Table of medium cost differences
Hwy 10 medium cost

Option A

Option B

Moves local traffic to local roads

Yes, and more than B

Yes, but less than A

Number of intersections remaining

5

7

Frontage roads

2 (5 miles on the north side and 3.5 miles on the south side)

1 (2 miles on the north side)

Let’s compare high cost solutions A and B

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Overall

Both options will
  • Turn Hwy 10 into a freeway system between Clearwater and St. Cloud that will:
    • Create three interchanges and an overpass
    • Eliminate high speed intersections
    • Reduce the number of intersections from 35 to 5
    • Reduce railroad crossings
    • Add two frontage roads
    • Only provides westbound access to the Traveler Information Center
Differences
  • Option A will not change the location of the north and south interchange
    • So, the 15th Ave. and Hwy 24 will remain where they are
  • Option B will move them
    • 15th Ave.interchange will move about a half-mile south
    • Hwy 24 interchange will move one-mile north
Layout
    High-cost A and B map
    High cost option A and B: Select to image enlarge
    Table of high cost differences
Hwy 10 high cost options

A

B

15th Ave. intersection in St. Cloud

Creates an interchange here

Closes this intersection and creates a new interchange a half mile south

Number intersections that will remain

5

7

Hwy 24 intersection in Clear Lake

Creates an interchange here

Closes this intersection and creates a new interchange one mile north

Materials posted online Nov. 9, 2022.