Minnesota Department of Transportation is finally doing a much needed upgrade to the Highway 10/Highway 23 interchange on the east side of St. Cloud. This section of the city has been this way for as long as I can remember.

For many of us, that is great news. The on ramp to get on to Highway 10 northbound is awful and extremely outdated. There is literally no room to merge into oncoming traffic and cars can get backed up for quite a distance. That results in jams in the right lane on Highway 23 eastbound.

The other good news is they are adding a pedestrian overpass. There have been many stories of people being killed trying to foolishly cross the highway so this should help. And the actual bridge itself isn't that much better for pedestrians or bicyclists to cross there either.

Alex Svejkovsky - WJON
Alex Svejkovsky - WJON

So here's what they're doing. Replacing the overpass at Hwy 23/Hwy 10, reconfigure the off-ramps, create pedestrian crossings and update the signal systems around the area.

The project is set to begin in 2023 and of course will be a major headache for many people. But when it's done it will be worth it.

There is a open house on Tuesday from 4:30-6:00pm It will be at the Salem Lutheran Church at 90 Riverside Drive SE in St. Cloud if you would like to attend.

All the details here: MNDOT

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