Highway 210 Construction + Related Detour Set To Begin In Carlton Area
This year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is working on a $1.8 million box culvert replacement project on Highway 210 near Carlton.
The project will impact four separate locations on Hwy 210: 0.1 miles east of County Road 23 over the Tamarack River in Wright, 2.5 miles west of State Hwy 73 over the Tamarack River, 0.5 miles east of State Hwy 73 over the Island Lake Outlet in Cromwell, and 0.2 miles west of Interstate 35 over Otter Creek.
MnDOT states the ultimate goal of the project is to provide for the future use of highways through the dependable passage of personal and commercial vehicle traffic and another construction phase is coming.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that, beginning Tuesday, May 30, contractors will begin construction work on Highway 210 west of Carlton. For motorists in the area, this means the highway will be fully closed .2 miles west of I-35 over Otter Creek.
MnDOT adds the detour route will take I-35 to Frontage Road to Carlton County Highway 26/Moorhead Road to Carlton County Road 5/University Road. This detour route is expected to last until June 29.
For those looking to visit Black Bear Casino, MnDOT adds that access will be maintained from I-35 throughout the course of this phase of the project.
Once work is complete at this location, work will move west on Highway 210 for another full highway closure with a different detour in place for motorists. MnDOT expects to have all culvert replacements completed in early September.
For those traveling in the area, please drive with caution and be mindful of workers who will be out throughout the course of this project.
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