Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info


Hwy 9, Hwy 12, Hwy 29

Project information

Two related projects will be completed in Benson in 2017.

Benson sidewalk project map
Click map for PDF version.

Current status and impacts

  • Work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 1 (although some preliminary work may start earlier)
  • Sidewalk work begins on Highway 12 east of downtown Benson
  • Pedestrians: Expect sidewalk detours
  • Motorists: Expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures

Upcoming work

Storm sewer work is tenatively scheduled to begin Monday, May 8 at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 13th Street. The intersection will close for about two weeks.

Detour for Hwy 9 - 20th Street and Highway 29

Detour for Hwy 12 - County Road 72/County Road 25, Highway 9, 20th Street and Highway 29.

Sidewalk/Signal/Storm sewer/Intersection work

  • Sidewalk improvements in the following locations:
    • Hwy 29 - from Oregon Ave south to Clark Ave.
    • Hwy 9 - from west of the Chippewa River to northeast to Sunwall Ave.
    • Hwy 12 - from west of 19th St. east to near County Road 25
  • Storm sewer upgrades
    • Intersection of Atlantic Ave./13th St.
    • Intersection of Atlantic Ave./14th St.
  • Intersection modifications
    • Minnesota Ave./Church St.
    • Atlantic Ave./13th St.
  • Traffic signal upgrades

Click here for a map showing areas specific areas where sidewalks will be improved. **Please note these areas may be adjusted slightly during construction.**


Resurfacing work limits extend beyond the sidewalk work limits in most directions.

  • Hwy 29 - from near Oakwood Ave. to the Chippewa River
  • Hwy 9 - from the Chippewa River to north of Co Rd 104/20th St.
  • Hwy 12 - from near 19th St. to near Co Rd 25 on the east edge of Benson

Traffic impacts

  • Lane closures, traffic shifts