Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 23 Safety Assessment

New London


The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Kandiyohi County and City of New London are partnering to conduct a safety assessment of Hwy 23. The safety assessment is being lead by SRF Consulting Group. SRF Consulting Group recently completed a safety assessment of Hwy 23 through Marshall.

The Hwy 23 Safety Assessment's mission is to develop a common vision and guidance for managing the Hwy 23 corridor now and into the future. Goals, objectives and evaluation measures are currently being developed by the assessment team. The purpose of the safety assessment is to:

  • Evaluate existing conditions at the following intersections:
    • Hwy 23 & County Road 40
    • Hwy 23 & Hwy 9
    • Hwy 23 & 153rd Ave
    • North Shore Drive
  • Facilitate discussion between local partners, stakeholders and the public
  • Provide list of opportunities and recommendations and establish priorities
  • Build consensus for a vision that balances future development, mobility, accessibility and safety for Hwy 23 now and into the future
  • Develop a common vision to identify, prioritize and design future safety improvements

The safety assessment will consist of three phases:

  1. Purpose & Need/Issue Identification (current phase: March - May 2017)
  2. Develop & Evaluate Alternatives (June - August 2017)
  3. Prioritization (August - November 2017)

Public Engagement will occur during each phase.

Phase 1(current phase)

  • Collect existing data
    • traffic counts
    • crash history
    • speed study
    • land use and development plan
  • Identify existing corridor/intersection issues and deficiencies
    • traffic assessment
    • safety assessment
    • speed assessment


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