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July 8, 2021

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Watch for construction road signs July 12, expect changes on Hwy 210 between Deerwood and Aitkin

WEEKDAYS ONLY: July 12 through late-October

BAXTER, Minn. –On Monday morning, July 12, motorists will encounter delays and changes to their commute on Highway 210 between east junction Highway 6 in Deerwood and Ninth Avenue West, in west Aitkin as crews repair and improve nine miles of roadway, on weekdays, through late October.

Crews will need to close one lane at a time to make concrete surface repairs and allow for 24-hour cure time. These impacts will occur each week between Monday morning and 3 p.m. Friday afternoon until late-October:

  • Eastbound Highway 210 travels through the work zone between Deerwood and Aitkin. Motorists will encounter one lane one-way traffic through the work zone. Look out for reduced speeds, lane shifts, flaggers and equipment. Access will be open to local traffic within the work zone, however, expect changes. Note: When entering from side streets or entrances onto Highway 210, drivers must go east through the one-way work zone.
  • Westbound Highway 210 will detour between Aitkin and Deerwood. Motorists will follow detour signs along Highway 169 Aitkin to Bennettville, then Aitkin County Road 11 and Crow Wing County Road 14 to Highway 6 Bay Lake, back to Highway 210 Deerwood.

All lanes on Highway 210 will be open on weekends—eastbound and westbound.

Watch for construction road signs, expect changes, and never go in areas closed with barricades. Seek alternate routes to avoid delays. For more Highway 210 roadwork information, visit mndot.gov/d3/projects/2021/h210/, or contact Project Manager Nate Walton by phone at 218-537-3144, or by email at nathan.walton@state.mn.us.


Weekday impact map:

Hwy 210 map

When complete in late October, the project will provide a smoother ride, reduce maintenance costs, and improve overall roadside drainage along nine miles of Highway 210

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