Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 22, 2017

MnDOT District 8 receives HSIP funding to construct Reduced Conflict Intersection

WILLMAR, Minn. – District 8 (southwest and west central MN) has been awarded $900,000 dollars from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to construct a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) at the intersection of US71/MN23 and CR 90 north of Willmar. 

The RCI will be constructed in 2021.

District 8 also received funding from HSIP to construct two Reduced Conflict Intersections in Marshall in 2018.

Reduced Conflict Intersections are intersections that decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways. RCIs are sometimes referred to as J-turns or RCUTs. With an RCI, drivers from the side street only have to be concerned with one direction of traffic on the highway at a time. 

Traditional four-lane divided highway intersections have an increased risk of severe right-angle crashes (commonly called “T-bone” crashes), especially for drivers attempting to cross all four lanes of traffic or turn left.

For more information on RCIs please visit MnDOT’s website at mndot.gov/roadwork/rci/.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

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