Portion of Hwy 10 to temporarily close to traffic in both directions this weekend

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says a major closure will begin on Highway 10 starting late Friday night and will last until early Monday morning.

As part of the Highway 10 construction project in Anoka County, MnDOT says the highway will close in both directions for the weekend as the Fourth Avenue and Rum River Regional Trail bridges over the highway are demolished.

The roadway will close between Highway 47/Ferry Street and Seventh Avenue in Anoka starting at 10 p.m. Friday and will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, April 11.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto southbound Highway 101 to eastbound I-94, and then onto eastbound Highway 610.

Meanwhile, westbound drivers will be detoured onto westbound Highway 610 followed by westbound I-94 and Highway 101.

MnDOT adds residents may experience noise, lights and vibration while work is being done. The work will also be done 24 hours a day.

As previously reported, reconstruction and improvements on the highway began Monday, March 28.

Single-lane traffic will be experienced in the work zone until November.

Drivers are encouraged to use a different highway if possible and use posted detour routes instead of cutting through neighborhoods.

The Highway 10 reconstruction project is expected to last for two years and includes replacing and repairing bridges. It’s currently scheduled to finish in the spring of 2024.

The Highway 10 project is one of more than 230 construction projects MnDOT has planned for the year. CLICK HERE to see a comprehensive list of the state’s construction projects, along with their cost and timeframe.

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