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Sept. 10, 2021

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Project update: Hwy 210 Deerwood to Aitkin week of Sept. 13

Eastbound detoured within the one-lane, one-way work zone

BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists will encounter changes within the Highway 210 work zone between Deerwood and Aitkin from Monday morning, Sept. 13 to Friday, Sept. 17, as crews close the road to replace a pipe near Rushmeyer Lake.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Eastbound Highway 210: Goes east through the one-lane, one-way work zone between Deerwood and Aitkin, then follows a detour around Rushmeyer Lake back to Highway 210 at County Road 32 and continues to Aitkin. The pipe detour uses Town Hall Road. Please note: Town Hall Road has a gravel surface—drive with caution.
  • Westbound Highway 210. Remains closed and detoured along Highway 169 Aitkin to Bennettville, then Aitkin County Road 11 and Crow Wing County Road 14 to Highway 6 Bay Lake, back to Deerwood.

All lanes will reopen by 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

Highway 210 will continue to be open on weekends—eastbound and westbound.

Since the project began on July 6, crews have repaired or replaced underground pipes/culverts and restored drainage. Now through October, crews will smoothen (diamond-grind) the concrete road surface and pave the asphalt shoulders. When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride, reduce maintenance costs, and improve overall roadside drainage along nine miles of Highway 210.

Watch for construction road signs, expect changes, and never go in areas closed with barricades. Seek alternate routes to avoid delays. For more Highway 210 roadwork information, visit mndot.gov/d3/projects/2021/h210.

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