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ROADWORK AHEAD: Hwy 10 Elk River


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ROADWORK AHEAD: Hwy 10 Elk River

Begins Monday, April 19

We wanted to let you know about a Hwy 10 project that begins Monday, April 19 between Xenia Ave., south of the Lake Orono bridge, and Lowell Ave., in Elk River, Sherburne County.  Crews will:
  • Reconstruct the Hwy 10 road surface includes shoulders, turn-lanes and adjacent entrances
  • Install dual left-turn lanes on eastbound Hwy 10 to Proctor Ave./Sherburne Co. Rd. 1
  • Upgrade the signal systems at Proctor Ave./Sherburne Co. Rd. 1 and Upland Ave.
  • Construct a multi-use trail along eastbound Hwy 10 from Simonet Dr. to Lowell Ave.
When complete in early November, the $12.1 million project will provide a smoother ride and improve access and safety along one mile of Hwy 10.
More information about future traffic impacts from this project will be provided on the project webpage and through project email updates.
Project location map - Hwy 10 Elk River
Hwy 10 construction between Xenia Ave. and Lowell Ave.

Eastbound will be one lane of traffic 24/7

The most important traffic impact to be aware of on this project is that eastbound Hwy 10 will be reduced to one lane of traffic, 24/7, between April 19 and early November. Plan your commute, especially on Sunday afternoon when recreational weekend travelers’ return home. Seek alternate routes or travel at off-peak hours.

What to expect

On Monday, April 19 eastbound Highway 10 will be reduced to one lane of traffic to construct temporary crossovers in the median and widen shoulders. Both directions to encounter overnight lane closures to replace pipes beneath the road. The night work will occur between sunset and sunrise.
June through early November, all three lanes of traffic—two lanes westbound and one lane eastbound—will shift within the work zone to reconstruct sections of concrete road surface.  Please slow down, expect delays and follow all directional signs in the work zone.
Access will be maintained and open, however expect changes.

More about this Hwy 10 project

Don't forget to sign up for email updates about this project!
For more information, visit the Hwy 10 Elk River project webpage.
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Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request at or call 651-366-4720.

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