Highway 210 To Reopen October On Wednesday October 4th
Highway 210 suffered significant damage in the 2012 flood. There were many points where the road completely washed out. The MNDOT project to restore the road and access to Jay Cooke State Park is nearing completion. There will be a ribbon cutting next Wednesday.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the road will be much smoother, and less prone to mud slides and erosion. They've installed ground sensors that will monitor earth movement so they can keep an eye on it. Here's a video of workers drilling for the sensors.
Highway 210 has long been a favorite road for tourists and motorcyclists because of the beautiful scenery and switchback curves. It will be exciting to take the kids down this road who have never seen it.
Here are some photos of the flood damage back in 2012.