Reduced Conflict Intersections
Increasing safety, decreasing T-bone crashes
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.
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