Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10 Rice

Construct an interchange at Benton County Road 2

Traffic changes begin Monday, Sept. 15

Motorists may encounter delays as eastbound Hwy 10 and local roads undergo changes.

Eastbound Hwy 10 will shift onto the new roadway and bridge. Crews will begin to remove temp signals and bypass lanes, and construct access ramps at eastbound Hwy 10 and CR 2. Traffic impacts through mid-Oct:

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Eastbound Hwy 10

  • Periodic lane and shoulder closures
  • Access to CR 2 closed

CR 2

  • Westbound CR 2 closed beneath bridges
  • Access to eastbound Hwy 10 closed
  • Oversize loads restrictions beneath bridges until Oct. 25
    • Height not to exceed 15 ft

Westbound Hwy 10

  • All lanes open

Work in progress

  • Construct on-off ramps, turn-lanes and shoulders on eastbound Hwy 10 and CR 2
  • Remove temp lanes, crossovers, traffic signals
  • Establish turf, install road signs and pavement markings
  • Construct access connections at north CR 31
  • Build a noise barrier along eastbound Hwy 10

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*Dates are subject to change.

About this project

Work on a new $11.3 million Hwy 10 and Benton CR 2 interchange in Rice began in July 2013. The interchange replaces the existing intersection and signal and will improve safety and mobility.

When complete, new bridges will carry free-flowing Hwy 10 traffic over Benton CR 2, ramps will provide improved access to local roads, and new acceleration lanes at Hwy 10 and CR 31/Gateway Dr will address the area's growing commercial freight traffic.

Local roads and utilities will also be improved.

Bridge beams set-in-place for future interchange

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Bridge beams for the new interchange were delivered one-by-one on semi-trailers and placed using two cranes Tuesday night, July 1. Photo by Dan Gilder, MnDOT field inspector

Summary of work

  • Construct interchange, ramps and connections
  • Realign Hwy 10 mainline
  • Construct acceleration lanes
  • Install local road and utility improvements
  • Completed project map

Benefits

  • Improve safety and traffic flow by replacing the existing signalized intersection with a full interchange
  • Provide a smoother ride and extend the road life of Hwy 10 near the interchange and segments of local roads that are being reconstructed
  • Improve drainage, local utilities and make other improvements

Cost

Project to be complete by November 2014.

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