Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10 Rice

Construct an interchange at Benton County Road 2

Traffic impacts

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Eastbound Hwy 10

  • Periodic lane and shoulder closures
  • Access closed to north CR 31

Westbound Hwy 10

  • All lanes open

CR 2

  • Interchange opened to traffic Oct. 11

News release (Oct. 10, 2014)

Remaining work

  • Reconstruct access connections to north CR 31
  • Remove temp eastbound Hwy 10 lanes
  • Establish turf, install road signs and pavement markings
  • Build a noise barrier wall along eastbound Hwy 10 between north CR 31 and CR 2
  • Completed project map

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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


  • 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


Project to be complete by November 2014.

Web pg: J Seelen