Motorists will encounter periodic lane closures on various segments of Highway 10 in central Minnesota as crews install high-tension cable median barrier, reports the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
On Monday, Sept. 18, motorists should begin to watch for roadwork signs, lane closures, lane shifts and reduced speeds. Expect multiple crews and equipment working at these Highway 10 locations:
Morrison County—south of 58th Street in Royalton to Highway 27 in Little Falls
Benton County—County Road 40/Halfway Crossing to north of the Platte River in Royalton
Sherburne County—County Road 7 to north of Highway 24 in Clear Lake
Work will occur on good weather days during daylight hours until mid- to late November.
High-tension cable median barriers are made of three or four steel cables strung on posts. When a vehicle hits the barrier, the posts break and cables flex, absorbing much of a crash’s kinetic energy. This redirects the vehicle along the median, preventing a severe or fatal cross-median crash.
When complete, the $6.6 million safety improvement project is intended to prevent crossover collisions with on-coming motorists and save lives.
To learn more about the benefits of cable median barriers, visit MnDOT’s traffic engineering web page.
For real-time travel information on central Minnesota highways, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.