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Hwy 60 Heron Lake intersection safety project

Heron Lake

Traffic impacts

There are currently no impacts to traffic.

Upcoming traffic impacts

  • Lane restrictions
  • At least one access to Heron Lake open at all times

About this project

Summary of work

Why are these improvements needed?

The 10th St. (Jackson County Rd. 9) intersection has an above average number of crashes; most of which are right-angle/t-bone type crashes. These crashes carry a higher likelihood of serious injury or death. Two of the right-angle crashes that have occurred recently have resulted in three fatalities. Only addressing the problem at 10th St. could result in the problem being relocated to the other intersections that serve Heron Lake, which is why all three intersections are being treated. Other important FAQs.

Letter to the Editor (Worthington Globe) addressing the need for the safety improvements.

More important Information

Other important FAQs

More about Reduced Conflict Intersections

How they reduce fatal and injury crashes

How a semitrailer would navigate a Reduced Conflict Intersection