Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Jenkins

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Reduced Conflict Intersections

Increasing safety, decreasing T-bone crashes

Location map of RCI's to be constructed in Pequot Lakes in 2016-2017
RCI's to be constructed in Pequot Lakes in 2016-2017.

Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCIs) are intersections that decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways. RCIs can also be known as J-Turns or RCUTs.

RCI illustration

The Hwy 371 four lane expansion project will have two new RCIs constructed.

  • Hwy 371 and Patriot Avenue/CR 112 in north Pequot Lakes
  • Hwy 371 and Patriot Avenue/CR 107 in the south Pequot Lakes

Both are scheduled to be completed and fully operational by fall 2017.

Benefits of RCIs

  • Improved safety—Studies show a 70 percent reduction in fatalities and a 42 percent reduction in injury crashes where RCIs are used
  • Faster to build—RCIs can be designed and built in approximately one year. Interchanges typically take 3-5 years
  • Lower cost—RCIs are often less expensive than constructing an intersection with a stop light and are a fraction the cost of building an interchange

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