Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 19, 2018

Hwy 10 reduced to single lane in each direction from Clear Lake to Big Lake beginning July 20

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Motorists who travel Hwy 10 between Big Lake and Clear Lake should plan additional time for travel after a series of traffic changes begins Friday, July 20. The traffic changes are needed while crews prepare the road to become a single lane in each direction the week of July 23.
Hwy 10 Motorists should plan their travel, and expect the following:

  • Eastbound Hwy 10 at Hwy 24 in Clear Lake, and at County Road 17 just west of Big Lake, is reduced to a single lane 24 hours per day.
  • Westbound Hwy 10 at Lakeshore Drive in Big Lake will become a single lane 24 hours per day after 7 a.m. Friday, July 20.
  • Crews will continue to close lanes on both directions of Hwy 10 Friday, July 20, through Thursday, July 26.
  • On Thursday, July 26, the existing lanes of eastbound Hwy 10 will close, and Hwy 10 between Clear Lake and Big Lake will become a single lane in each direction with head-to-head traffic on the westbound side of the road. Also, a temporary signal will be installed at Hwy 10/Hwy 25 in Becker.
  • All businesses along Hwy 10 will remain accessible.
  • All lanes of Hwy 10 between Big Lake and Clear Lake are scheduled to open in October, 2018.

The closures are part of a major project to reconstruct eastbound Hwy 10 between Clear Lake and Big Lake using full-depth reclamation, install a new Reduced Conflict Intersection at the Hwy 10/County Road 23 intersection in Becker, extend turn lanes, repair underground pipes and other drainage infrastructure, and improve pedestrian safety and accessibility along the corridor.

When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride with a long-life pavement along 14 miles of eastbound Hwy 10, enhance traffic flow and safety at the Hwy 10/County Road 23 intersection, improve drainage along the corridor and enhance pedestrian accessibility.

To sign up to have project updates sent to directly your inbox, visit the project’s website at mndot.gov/d3/2018/clearlaketobiglake, then click the “Email Updates” icon in the right-hand column.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit 511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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