Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Bridge deck placement

Hwy 10/Hwy 32 interchange design-build completed project

SP 1401-150, Letting 11/19/04


Project completed in 2005.

About the project

MnDOT - District 4 (Detroit Lakes/Morris)
State Project Number: 1401-150

This project was completed through a single design-build contract that consisted of:

  • lowering Hwy 10 by 10 feet
  • construction of a bridge on Hwy 32 (Br. #14014) over Hwy 10
  • ramps in all 4 quadrants - conventional diamond
  • wetland restoration
  • a Park and Ride facility


Hwy 10 is a medium priority Interregional Corridor (IRC). Hwy 32 intersects Hwy 10 near Hawley, Minn. in Clay County.


  • $8.6 million


  • Hwy 10 is a major east-west IRC that parallels I-94 from Moorhead to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area.
  • This corridor has experienced significant traffic growth.


  • Fifteen crashes have occurred at this intersection in the past five years.
  • Twelve of the 15 crashes were right-angle-type crashes; the other three were rear-end collisions.
  • Four of the right angle crashes involved fatalities.
  • In response to the number of crashes, a project was added to the program for construction in 2009.


  • In September 2003, Governor Tim Pawlenty identified this project in his Transportation Finance Bill which is designed to fund critical highway and transportation projects.
  • This innovative plan uses internal savings and redeploys existing non-construction resources to finance projects, which accelerated this project by three years.


  • The project was advanced an additional year using design-build contracting. Construction then began in 2005.


  • Increased safety for the traveling public with fewer crashes that involve injuries and fatalities
  • Easier access for trucks and cars from Hwy 32 to Hwy 10.
  • Construction of an interchange that prevents another signal from being added to an IRC route.
  • Obtaining a 3.89 benefit/cost ratio for this improvement.