Reconstruction begins on Highway 10 between Clear Lake and St. Cloud June 1

Motorists traveling on Highway 10 between Clear Lake and St. Cloud will encounter numerous traffic lane switches beginning Tuesday, June 1 when crews begin construction operations to improve highway safety, access and mobility.

Beginning shortly after the Fourth of July holiday motorists will encounter two-way traffic on the eastbound lanes of Highway 10. This switch will allow crews to construct new concrete pavement on the westbound lanes.

A month-long detour of Highway 24 in Clear Lake will also begin shortly after July 4. Northbound Highway 24 traffic will be routed to Church Street, Market Street and 1st Avenue. Southbound Highway 24 motorists will be routed via 1st Avenue and State Street.

Construction includes:

• Roadway reconstruction with a new concrete surface and shoulders; and

• Intersection reconstruction at 15th Ave. S.E. in St. Cloud and Highway 24 in Clear Lake.

Shafer Contracting Company is the prime contractor for this $16.9 roadway improvement project. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-November, 2010, weather permitting.

Motorists are reminded not to stop on the railroad tracks. This high volume track carries more than 50 trains per day; traveling in excess of 70 miles per hour.

During construction and road maintenance work, Mn/DOT urges drivers to:

• Check or call 511 for up-to-date information about traffic and road conditions.

• Stay alert; expect the unexpected when driving through work zones.

• Never enter a road that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

• Follow posted speed limits; fines double in work zones.

• Plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

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