Work begins on Highway 210 between Brainerd and Ironton

This detour will direct drivers around the construction area between Brainerd and Crosby. Map / Minnesota Department of Transportation

Work began this week on the Highway 210 project between Brainerd and Ironton.

At this time, the work area begins just west of the Crow Wing County Landfill and crews are moving eastward, milling the road surface towards Ironton, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported in a news release.

Crews are removing and replacing a culvert/pipe just west of the Crow Wing County Landfill. The contractor is able to replace the culvert at this location half at time, so one lane of traffic will be passable at all times. The remaining culverts east of the Crow Wing County Landfill will have to be completed with a full road closure at that point in the roadway, due to the depth of the culverts. More information will be available from MnDOT before that work/closure begins.

Access to businesses and residents should be no problem from Brainerd to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport and Crow Wing County Landfill.

From just west of the Crow Wing County Landfill to Ironton, there is an active construction zone with work happening in several different areas. Those who must travel within this area, are asked to drive slowly and use caution as heavy construction equipment is moving through the area. Additionally, the majority of the roadway will be milled and have a rough road surface with unpaved shoulders. Expect some small drop-offs with rough gravel surfaces as well within the active work zone.


Detour through October

Highway 210 was closed on Tuesday morning, July 9. The detour uses Highway 25 in Brainerd, Highway 18 to Highway 6 in Deerwood, then Highway 6/Highway 210 to Crosby-Ironton. As part of the detour, you will encounter a temporary mini-roundabout at the east intersection of Highway 6/210 in Deerwood. Also, be alert for trains. Highway 6 has a railroad crossing just south of the intersection. When a train goes through Deerwood, all traffic on Highway 6 and Highway 210 will come to a complete stop at the roundabout.

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Visit the Hwy 210 Brainerd to Ironton web page for more information, including maps and contacts, at

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