Weekly E-Newsletter - Fall

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Thank you for signing up to receive the City of Elk River's weekly E-Newsletter! Here is everything you need to know about this past week, as well as news and information about upcoming projects, events, and more. Have a great week!

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Post Election Information

Election Day was Tuesday, November 6. Click here for election results from the Minnesota Secretary of State. Elk River specific results can be found by selecting Elk River under the Municipal Races option.

Snow Event Graphic

Snow Events and Winter
Parking Restrictions in Elk River

With winter in the air, now is the time to refresh yourselves on winter parking restrictions that are initiated with the city’s declaration of a Snow Event. 

When inclement weather is forecasted, the City of Elk River may declare a Snow Event, which means overnight winter parking restrictions will be in effect, prohibiting parking on city streets between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. 26 parking spaces for use during a Snow Event are designated with signage along the north side of the King Avenue parking lot (view map). If plow operators encounter vehicles left on city streets during a Snow Event, Elk River Police will be dispatched to ticket and tow, per city ordinance.

Criteria considered before declaring a Snow Event includes: falling and/or blowing snow predicted to accumulate at a depth of 1.5+ inches, as determined by the National Weather Service, and/or freezing rain, sleet, or other weather patterns resulting in hazardous roadway conditions.

Nightly parking restrictions will remain in effect from 2:00 and 6:00 a.m. until the Snow Event is lifted by city staff members.

Stay connected in one or more of the following ways to ensure you're never surprised by a Snow Event:

Click here to learn more about Elk River Snow Event criteria. 

Basketball in the Street in Elk River

Keep City Streets Obstruction Free

Whether it’s sweepers or snowplows, Elk River’s Street Maintenance crews have many miles of roadway to keep safe and clear for everyone on any given day. Help us ensure the timeliest and most efficient operation by keeping obstructions like portable basketball hoops and trash/recycling carts out of the street. Not only is it an ordinance violation to leave items in the public right-of-way, but this forces sweeper/plow operators to maneuver around the obstruction resulting in incomplete clearing, while also increasing the risk of damage to city equipment as well as the item they’re trying to avoid. Roadway obstructions also put your friends, neighbors and other motorists at risk who may happen upon an item in the roadway they weren’t expected resulting in an accident or injury. Trash/recycling carts belong behind the curb in your driveway or yard on your scheduled collection day. Fun fact - refuse trucks are equipped with long arms to grab the carts and empty them, so correctly placing your cart(s) out of the street won’t impact collection.
Twin Lakes Road Corridor Study Open House

Twin Lakes Road Corridor
Study Open House on Nov. 14

If you frequently travel along Twin Lakes Road (CSAH 13), or you’re simply curious about how the regional traffic growth is impacting this vital transportation link, don’t miss the upcoming Twin Lakes Road Corridor Study Open House on Wednesday, November 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Twin Lakes Elementary School (10051 191st Ave. NW). The purpose of the study is to identify current and future conditions of Twin Lakes Road, which will help guide the city and Sherburne County on ways to best address issues and improvements needed to enhance mobility along the corridor, proactively and cost effectively. This is the second Twin Lakes Road Corridor Study Open House, and the feedback from residents and commuters at the June event was incredibly helpful.

For more information, please click here.

Hwy 10 Bridge Reconstruction Over Lake Orono

Hwy 10 All New Lanes Open

According to a news release from MnDOT, all of the new, permanent lanes of Hwy 10 through Elk River are now open. After two construction seasons, crews have completed the Hwy 10 Lake Orono bridge replacement and improvement project. All new permanent lanes, and the new pedestrian/bike trail spanning Lake Orono, are now open.

MnDOT has several other major projects planned in Elk River in the near future including:
  • Hwy 10 between Xenia Ave. and Norfolk Ave. – reconstruct and install bike/pedestrian trail. Tentative construction start 2021.
  • Hwy 169 between Hwy 101 and 197th – convert to a freeway (remove signals, install interchanges, plus other improvements). Tentative construction start 2023. Visit the project website. 
  • Resurface and improve Hwy 10 between Joplin Ave in Elk River and Big Lake (tentative construction 2027).

Elk River Liquor Store Specials

Liquor Store Specials Oct 29 - Nov 11

Current Job Openings

  • Street Maintenance Operator II (FT)
  • Public Works Office Assistant (PT)
  • Warming House Attendant (PT)
  • Liquor Store Clerk (PT)
To learn more about any of these job opportunities with the City of Elk River, please click here.
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