Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 10 Rice

Construct an interchange at Benton County Road 2

Roadwork complete

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Hwy 10, local roads

  • All new lanes, accesses, interchange now open
  • Project map

Status

  • Build a noise wall along eastbound Hwy 10 between north CR 31 and CR 2

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About this project

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

The new Hwy 10 bridges will carry free-flowing Hwy 10 traffic over Benton CR 2, while the ramps 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 were also improved.

Bridge beams set-in-place

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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