Update for Reduced Conflict Intersection project on Hwy 23 in Marshall
WILLMAR, Minn. —The Reduced Conflict Intersection project on Hwy 23 in Marshall is running approximately two weeks behind schedule due to several occurrences of excessive rainfall. Crews have been at work every day that conditions allowed and anticipate that the project will be completed by November 16, 2018, weather permitting.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is constructing the Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI), also referred to as a J-turn, at Hwy 23 and Lyon Street to enhance safety. This type of intersection decreases fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes (also known as T-bones) on four-lane divided highways because drivers are concerned with only one direction of traffic on the highway at a time. This will be the second Reduced Conflict Intersection in Marshall. The first RCI was installed at Hwy 23 and Saratoga Street in 2015.
A restricted left-turn lane will also be constructed at Hwy 23 and Clarice Street as part of the project.
Work has been done using alternating lane closures. Right-turn access onto and from Clarice Avenue, East Lyon Street, and 270th Street has been available since September 10, 2018.
For more information on the project visit www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23marshall.
MnDOT urges motorists to always slow down and drive with caution through the work zone for their own safety and for the safety of workers. Remember: ORANGE CONES, NO PHONES.
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