Highway 210 from Pine Shores Road, Brainerd, to Seventh Avenue in Ironton will be reconstructed starting July 8 until completion sometime mid-October.
All in all, 14 miles of roadway will be reconstructed from the ground up, with a number of new features and amenities added to repair some subterranean infrastructure, as well as improve traffic efficiency and safety for about 12,000 vehicles a day. It's slated to cost roughly $6.8 million to $6.9 million when it's all said and done.
Some portions of the project will be phased to maintain access to the Crow Wing County Landfill. While Highway 210 will be closed to through traffic for about four months, the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, Crow Wing County Landfill and all businesses will remain accessible throughout the project.
In the meantime, drivers are advised to seek alternative routes or use the signed detour along Highway 25 in Brainerd, east on Highway 18 to north on Highway 6 in Deerwood and Highway 6/210 to Crosby-Ironton. Only authorized drivers with business on the road-for example, dropping off items at the landfill or visiting the airport-should be on Highway 210 during the duration of the project.
Previous coverage of the project in the Dispatch incorrectly stated the detour would go into effect starting June 8, not July 8. The Dispatch regrets this error.