Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Congressional Transportation Status Report

Hwy 10, Rice to Elk River


About the project

Hwy 10 is a major recreational road that links the Twin Cities Metro Area to northern Minnesota. Current daily traffic volumes vary from 6,500 between Little Falls and Motley to 34,500 near Elk River. Recreational peak daily volumes can greatly exceed these numbers and are anticipated to increase beyond 2030.  

  • Projects are currently planned to address pavement preservation, safety and capacity needs.
  • Construct a new interchange over Benton CR 2 in Rice to improve safety and reduce congestion at an at-grade intersection with a history of severe and fatal crashes.
  • Install Benton CR 3/Golden Spike road improvements in Sauk Rapids; includes new roundabouts at the Hwy 10 exit ramps. The project uses Transportation Economic Development funds.

Improve pavement conditions by resurfacing both directions of Hwy 10, including shoulders and turn lanes, from Hwy 169 in Elk River to the Sherburne/Anoka county line. Also, upgrade pedestrian accesses at the intersections of Jackson and Lowell Avenues in Elk River.

Project benefits

These projects will increase safety and reduce congestion.

A map of a 70 mile stretch of Highway 10 from Royalton to Elk River