Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

January 14, 2013

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Signals at Hwy 14 and N. Victory Drive use flashing yellow arrow


Signals expected to be operating June 19

MANKATO, Minn. – Two traffic signals near Hwy 14 and North Victory Drive in Mankato will use flashing yellow arrows for left turns beginning June 19.  Flashing yellow arrows mean left turns may proceed with caution after yielding to on-coming traffic.  

Traffic Engineers have determined flashing yellow arrows are clearer to motorists and keep motorists safer during heavy traffic and reduce delays when traffic is light.  The majority of newly installed MnDOT traffic signals will have flashing yellow arrows. 

A third signal, also with flashing yellow arrows, will be installed at the Hwy 14 westbound ramps with North Victory Drive in July.  The contractor is awaiting delivery of the signal poles.

Mankato area motorists should expect to encounter workers in the area and drive with caution.  Temporary lane restrictions will be needed.

Work on the sidewalk improvements (ADA) at the three intersections is near completion.

Road connections impacted in the project include:

  • North Victory Drive and all four ramps with Hwy 14
  • Raintree Road/Thompson Ravine Road and North Victory Drive

For more information on signals go to www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/signals/flashingyellowarrow

Mankato Electric, Inc. is the contractor on the $239,749 project.

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