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April 10, 2024

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Hwy 10 lane closures, delays begin east of St. Cloud April 15

Cable median barrier to prevent crossover crashes
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists will encounter periodic lane closures on eastbound Highway 10 from St. Cloud to Clear Lake as crews install high-tension cable median barrier, reports the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

On Monday, April 15, motorists should begin to watch for roadwork signs, lane closures, lane shifts and reduced speeds. Expect multiple crews and equipment working at different locations within the nine-mile work zone.
Work will occur on good weather days during daylight hours until mid-May. Both traffic lanes will be open on Sundays.

High-tension cable median barriers are made of three or four steel cables strung on posts. When a vehicle hits the barrier, the posts break and cables flex, absorbing much of a crash’s kinetic energy. This redirects the vehicle along the median, preventing a severe or fatal cross-median crash.
When complete, the $2.8 million safety improvement project is intended to prevent crossover collisions with on-coming motorists and save lives.
To learn more about the benefits of cable median barriers, visit MnDOT’s traffic engineering web page.

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