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 studies and preliminary engineering. The primary intent is to prepare […]

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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’re […]

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Motorists traveling in Elk River may encounter work crews and delays as eastbound Highway 10 between Upland Avenue and Proctor Avenue is reduced to a single lane, and part of the left turn lane from eastbound Highway 10 to Proctor Avenue is closed, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, according to the Minnesota Department of […]

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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 officials who attended included Kiffmeyer, Sherburne County Conmissioner Bruce Anderson […]

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Motorists travelling both directions of Highway 10 between Elk River and Big Lake will encounter delays as segments of the roadway are intermittently reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, Sept. 16. The closures are scheduled to occur during non-peak hours and will be completed by mid-October. Motorists should plan additional time for travel, slow […]

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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 direction through east Elk River […]

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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 work is expected to be complete […]

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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 out of […]

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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 Commissioner […]

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