Motorists may encounter delays as eastbound Hwy 10 and local roads undergo changes.
Eastbound Hwy 10 will shift onto the new roadway and bridge. Crews will begin to remove temp signals and bypass lanes, and construct access ramps at eastbound Hwy 10 and CR 2. Traffic impacts through mid-Oct:
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
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