Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Updated May 9, 2016

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Ramps at Hwy 15/Benton Dr in Sauk Rapids close May 16-20

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who use the Highway 15/County Road 33/Benton Drive interchange in Sauk Rapids should plan alternate routes and additional time for travel after all ramps at the interchange close at 6 a.m. Monday, May 16. The ramps will open by May 20.

No signed detour will be posted. Motorists should consider using the Highway 15/County Road 29 intersection, about one mile north of the Highway 15/County Road 33/Benton Drive interchange, or seek their own alternate route.

The closures are needed while crews resurface the interchange’s ramps, upgrade signals and improve accessibility along County Road 33/Benton Drive.

Overnight lane closures on segments of Highway 15 between Highway 23 in St. Cloud and the Highway 15/Benton Drive interchange in Sauk Rapids will continue through mid-August.

The closures are part of a project that will resurface Highway 15 between Highway 23/Division Street in St. Cloud and the Benton Drive interchange in Sauk Rapids, and improve the Highway 15/12th Street N and Highway 15/County Road 1 intersections.

When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride, improve traffic flow and accessibility and improve pedestrian safety.

For more information on 2016 roadwork on Highway 15 in St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids and Sartell visit www.mndot.gov/d3/stc/.

A separate Stearns County project to improve County Road 1 at Highway 15 in Sartell will begin later this year.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

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