Road Work On Highway 210 + 73 Near Cromwell Starts May 24
A project that's sure to cause a few traffic delays for some gets underway on Tuesday, May 24. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to the summer-long road work that will occur on Highway 210 and Highway 73 in Cromwell.
A variety of impacts are expected.
Project details shared by the Minnesota Department of Transportation show that traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by a signal on Highway 210 as it passes through town. There will be no access to Highway 73 at the intersection with Highway 210; the Minnesota Department of Transportation will post both a local detour and a truck detour to be active during the road construction project.
Maps that detail the work being done, along with those local and truck detours can be found on the Minnesota Department of Transportation website.
Here's a summary of what work will happen this summer at Highway 210 and Highway 73 in Cromwell:
- Twelve-foot driving lanes and ten-foot parking lanes will be maintained on Highway 210 from Highway 73 to Burnett Road
- New storm sewer and curb and gutter to collect and convey stormwater runoff will be installed
- New sidewalk along Highway 210 and along the west side of Highway 73 adjacent to the Cromwell High School will be completed
- New lighting along Highway 210
- Possible, temporary easements and permanent right-of-way on Highway 210 south of the Highway 73 intersection is anticipated
Total cost for the work is $3.7 million. Total benefits of the completed work will be an "improved ride....drainage...lighting...[and] accessibility".
MNDOT anticipates that this road construction project will last the entire summer season, wrapping up in October 2022.