Work on a new $11.3 million Hwy 10 and Benton CR 2 interchange in Rice begins in July 2013. The interchange replaces the existing intersection and signal and will improve safety and mobility on Hwy 10 and local roads.
When complete, new bridges will carry free-flowing Hwy 10 traffic over Benton CR 2, ramps will provide improved access to local roads in Rice, and a new acceleration lane at Hwy 10/CR 31/Gateway Dr will help address the area's growing commercial freight traffic.
Local roads and utilities will also be improved.
Looking ahead to 2014
April - November
Open to four-lanes on temporary bypass lanes with periodic single lane closures at non-peak hours
Temporary traffic signal at Hwy 10/CR 31/Gateway Dr
Periodic single lane closures at non-peak hours
Periodic lane or road closures with short detours or flaggers
Construct interchange, ramps and connections
Realign Hwy 10 mainline
Construct acceleration lanes
Install local road and utilitiy improvements
The entire project is to be complete by November 2014.