Highway 10
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River is submitting three road projects to be considered for funding by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The state has $25 million available statewide in Corridors of Commerce funding to pay for things like right of way acquisition, environmental studie...Read More
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The Highway 10 bridge over Lake Orono in Elk River is scheduled to be replaced in 2017. The project is estimated to cost around $10 million. “We’ve known that this was due for a replacement. We’ve had it in our long-term funding program, and then we pulled it into the 10-year plan and now we...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Local officials continue to press for ways to reduce congestion in Elk River. The latest wrinkle involved a meeting last month with Minnesota Department of Transporation Commissioner Charles Zelle. The meeting was arranged by Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake. Local off...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Highway 10 through Elk River will soon be restored to two lanes, but not soon enough for many motorists who are being delayed during this $6 million state-led reconstruction project. Friday, July 12, was particularly problematic. The highway was already down to one lane in each d...Read More
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Motorists on Highway 10 between 171st Avenue and Norfolk Avenue in Elk River — including through downtown —  will encounter lane closures as crews begin drainage and pedestrian improvements. Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8, both directions of Highway 10 will be reduced to a single lane. The w...Read More
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Click here to read more about an effort to press for improvements to Highways 10 and 169 by Joni Astrup Associate editor When Bryan Olson describes the challenges Cretex faces when hauling long concrete girders out of its plant in Elk River, one incident stands out. A semi hauling a beam was pulling...Read More
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Click here to read about the challenges Highway 10 poses for one Elk River business. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Local leaders are turning up the heat to improve key corridors like Highway 10 and Highway 169 in Elk River and beyond. One of the people in the thick of it is Sherburne County Commis...Read More
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