Construction is scheduled to be complete on June 30 for the Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) at Hwy 61 and Hwy 42 near Kellogg. The traffic impacts that began on June 7 end on June 30 and the RCI opens to traffic that day.
Navigating a RCI
In an RCI, drivers always make a right turn, followed by a U-turn. Motorists approaching divided highways from a side street are not allowed to make left turns or cross traffic; instead, they are required to turn right onto the highway and then make a U-turn at a designated median opening. This reduces potential conflict points and increases safety. Generally, the delay caused by a signal is greater than the delay caused by the RCI.
Summary of work
- Repaving 27 miles of southbound Hwy 61 from Wabasha to Minnesota City
- Improving three northbound and four southbound bridges
- Northbound and southbound bridges over the Zumbro River, north of Kellogg
- Northbound and southbound bridges over Snake Creek, north of 608th St.
- Southbound bridge over East Indian Creek, south of Wabasha Co. Rd. 14
- Northbound and southbound bridges over Whitewater River, south of Weaver
Hwy 61 and Hwy 42 intersection:
- Installing a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI)
Improvements in Weaver:
- Resurfacing 0.3 miles of Hwy 74
- Removing portions of sidewalk
- Installing ADA ramp connection to historic building