The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Kandiyohi County and City of New London partnered to conduct a safety assessment of Hwy 23. The safety assessment was 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 was to develop a common vision and guidance for managing the Hwy 23 corridor now and into the future. Goals, objectives and evaluation measures were developed by the assessment team. The purpose of the safety assessment was 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 consisted of three phases:
- Purpose & Need/Issue Identification (current phase: March - May 2017)
- Develop & Evaluate Alternatives (June - August 2017)
- Prioritization (August - November 2017)
Public engagement occurred during each phase. To view the final report click here.