About this project
Summary of work
- Construct two J-turns, also known as Reduced Conflict Intersections
- Construct one restricted (no left turn) intersection
- Project design layout (PDF)
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.
More about Reduced Conflict Intersections
How they reduce fatal and injury crashes
How a semitrailer would navigate a Reduced Conflict Intersection