In an effort to quickly complete milling and paving operations, Highway 210 will be closed for one night between Fourth and Eighth Streets, including all side street accesses, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported.
Weather permitting, the closure will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday until the following morning when work is complete. Motorists are urged to slow down and watch for detour signs, especially during nighttime hours when sight distances may be lessened.
The city's utility repair project continues between Eighth and 13th streets. The detour for Highway 210 traffic is still in effect until mid-August.
Installation of curb and gutters, sidewalks, drainage catch basins, and city lighting between South Sixth Street/Business Highway 371 and 13th Street Southeast, is complete.
Motorists are reminded eastbound and westbound Highway 210 is detoured between Eighth and 13th Streets until mid August.
According to Jeff Ledin, city of Brainerd project manager, SEH Inc., Oak Street continues to be congested, while the northern detour route is underutilized. Ledin continues to encourage westbound motorists to use the northern detour route that begins at First Avenue Northeast, continues on Evergreen Street, Fir Street, and North Eighth Street.
Eastbound travelers are urged to use 13th Street Southeast, Oak Street, and South Eighth Street. Questions or concerns about the city of Brainerd project may be directed to Ledin at 855-1700.
Beginning the week of July 30, MnDOT reports milling and paving operations are planned to begin at the southbound leg of Highway 25 in Brainerd; and the end of the four-lane in Brainerd to Ironton, including a final layer of bituminous at the Crow Wing County Regional Airport.
MnDOT reports it appreciates the public's patience and cooperation. All work is based on good weather conditions. All work, based on good weather operations, between the Mississippi River and the east end of the four-lane in Brainerd is anticipated to be complete by mid August.
The final segment between Brainerd and Ironton is expected to be complete by Labor Day.
Travelers are advised to plan ahead and log onto www.511mn.org or call 511 for up-to-date statewide travel information.
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