Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 210—Brainerd to Ironton

Crow Wing County


MnDOT will reconstruct 11 miles of Highway 210 road surface, replace/repair pipes and improve access on Highway 210 from the end of the four-lane in Brainerd to Ironton.


Hwy 210 is closed between Brainerd and Ironton through October. Detour uses Hwy 25 in Brainerd, Hwy 18 to Hwy 6 in Deerwood and Hwy 6/Hwy 210 in Crosby-Ironton. Detour map, PDF

2019 Hwy 210 Detour Map
Detour includes a temporary mini roundabout in Deerwood. Click map for larger PDF version

Mini-roundabout in Deerwood

Motorists will encounter a temporary mini-roundabout at the east intersection of Hwy 6 and Hwy 210, just north of the railroad tracks, in Deerwood. Watch for trains, and stay off railroad tracks. When a train occurs, all traffic on both Hwy 6 and Hwy 210 will come to a complete stop at the roundabout.

Temp mini roundabout at east Highway 6/210 Deerwood; part of Hwy 210 detour
Slow down when approaching the roundabout, yield into, and exit to your destination. Click graphic for PDF

Local access

Access to businesses and residences will be maintained and open, but expect some changes and gravel surfaces. Expect slow or stopped traffic, single-lane closures with use of flaggers and a pilot car. Some locations will close for several days to replace pipes below the road (note below). Seek the nearest route. Work area map for alternate locations, PDF

Pipe installs, hard closures

There are three large pipes/culverts that need to be replaced on this project. Status is as follows (July 16):

  • COMPLETE - The culvert/pipe west of the Crow Wing County Landfill has been replaced. 
  • On Wednesday, July 17, the road will close and become impassable to all traffic between Crow Wing County Rd 59 and Crow Wing County Rd 12 (Deerwood shortcut) to replace a deep culvert/pipe below the surface. Use the nearest side road for access.
  • The remaining culvert west of Crow Wing County Rd 59 to Riverton will be installed later.

Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport

Until October: Access will always be open to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport from Hwy 210 in Brainerd. Do give yourself extra time.

Crow Wing County landfill

Until August: Access the Crow Wing County landfill from Hwy 210 in Brainerd. Do give yourself extra time.

Through traffic MUST USE the detour, or seek another route.

Work plan

East, then west of the Crow Wing County Landfill

The project will be constructed in two segments: first the Crow Wing County Landfill eastward to Ironton, then CR 147/Crow Wing County Landfill westward to Brainerd. Each segment will take about two months to complete.

Information is subject to change

Navigating mini roundabouts

Video: Mini roundabout on Hwy 4 in St. James. Mini-roundabouts