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Highway 10 lane closures begin Monday

Highway 10 lane closures, local road closures begin in Rice Monday

Motorists traveling Highway 10 and County Road 2 in Rice may encounter delays as the first in a series of lane closures, road closures and detours on Highway 10 and local roads begin Monday.

The first closures are scheduled as follows.

• Eastbound Highway 10 will be reduced to a single lane. All lanes of eastbound Highway 10 will open by April 30 when all four lanes of Highway 10 are switched to temporary bypass lanes.

• A short segment of County Road 2/West Main Street will close just west of Highway 10. A signed detour will direct motorists between Highway 10 and downtown Rice using County Road 31/North Division Street. This segment of County Road 2 will reopen by April 30.

Motorists traveling through Rice should plan their travel in advance, allow additional time for travel and should slow down and be prepared to stop as they approach the work zone.

The closures are needed as part of the new Highway 10/County Road 2 interchange project. When complete, the project will increase safety and mobility by replacing the current signalized intersection with a full interchange, extend acceleration lanes and improve local roads and utilities.

MnDOT, the city of Rice and Benton County worked together on this project to develop the safest and most cost effective project for the public.

To view or download a map, or to sign up for this project’s email updates including traffic and other important information, visit the project website at

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