Heads up to those who travel on Hwy 10 through Elk River - your commute will likely be impacted as a seven-month Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project is set to kick off on Monday, April 19. Eastbound Hwy 10 will be reduced to one lane of traffic 24/7 from April to November, between Xenia Avenue, south of the Lake Orono bridge, to Lowell Avenue.
This $12.1 million project will:
- Reconstruct the Hwy 10 road surface, including shoulders, turn-lanes and adjacent entrances
- Install dual left-turn lanes on eastbound Hwy 10 to Proctor Avenue/Sherburne County Road 1
- Construct a multi-use trail along eastbound Hwy 10 from Simonet Drive to Lowell Avenue
- Upgrade the signal systems at Proctor Avenue/Sherburne County Road 1 and Upland Avenue
As part of the project, overnight lane closures can be expected, as well as traffic pattern changes and lane shifting as work progresses. Access will be maintained and open, however expect changes in access points and typical routes.
When complete in early November, the project will provide a smoother road surface and improve motorist and pedestrian access and safety along this one-mile corridor of Hwy 10. MnDOT encourages motorists to plan your commute accordingly and seek alternate routes if possible, especially on Sunday afternoons when recreational weekend travel is high. Visit the MnDOT designated project website here to sign up for email updates and learn more.