Work begins Monday on Highway 210 in Crosby-Ironton

Project will reconstruct and resurface Highway 210 with crews beginning Monday, April 19, and work expected to continue through September. Access to businesses and the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center as well as residences will be maintained during the project.

Highway 210 project map from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Construction season is here and the $6.5 million project on Highway 210 in Crosby is beginning Monday, April 19.

Through May, crews will reconstruct the highway in east Crosby from Cross Avenue to east of Third Avenue East at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the Minnesota Department of Transportation Department reported.

“Expect periodic stops and flaggers directing traffic in the work zone,” MnDOT stated in an online project update. “Slow down and pay attention to the road.”

Lanes will narrow to reconstruct the south side, which is the eastbound road, utilities and sidewalk but Highway 210 will remain open. Also, beginning April 19, there is no parking on either side of the street from First Avenue Northwest to the east end of the project.

With the project:


  • Emergency access will be always open to the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center from Third Avenue East.

  • Pedestrians will encounter sidewalk closures with signed detours and, for their safety, they are advised to stay out of closed areas. Work will reconstruct the southside sidewalk along Highway 210 first.

  • The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce reported Crosby-Ironton is open for business. Access to businesses and residences will be open and always maintained, however expect changes and use of alternate accesses.

  • Highway 210 truck detour to be up for the full duration of this project (April 19 through September) and the detour routes traffic to Crow Wing County Road 12 (Deerwood shortcut) between Brainerd/Riverton and Deerwood

Highway 210 will close and detour west of Cross Avenue in downtown Crosby in late-May. Detour via side streets.

Project recap

MnDOT reports the full duration of the project is on the highway east of Third Avenue East to west of Sixth Avenue in Ironton, starting Monday and extending through September. It will reconstruct the highway from Second Street Southwest to east of Third Avenue Northeast in Crosby and resurface from Second Street Southwest in Crosby to west of Sixth Avenue Southwest in Ironton.

Work includes:

  • Sidewalk closures,

  • Multiple crews working on Highway 210,

  • No parking along Highway 210,

  • Continuous hospital emergency access from Third Avenue Southeast,

  • Commercial truck detour,

  • Project includes new road surface, side street connections, curb and gutter and sidewalks, and other repairs as needed,

  • Improved pedestrian access with sidewalks and approach ramps,

  • Replacing overhead street lights,

  • Repairing or replacing drainage,

While some segments of Highway 210 will be closed and detoured, or reduced to a single lane at times, all businesses and residences will be maintained and open, however expect changes.

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