Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 23

At Saratoga Street in Marshall

About this project

Project Overview

The city of Marshall, MN has been awarded a Corridor Investment Management Strategies (CIMS) grant for safety immprovements at the intersection of Highway 23 and Saratoga Street. The CIMS grant will address motorized and non-motorized safety issues that currently exist at that intersection.

A Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) configuration has bee proposed to reduce the frequency and severity of motorized crashes. A trail bridge over Highway 23 is also proposed for safe crossing for non-motorized users.

The project is being led by the city of Marshall. Construction is currently planned to begin in 2015..

Project Benefits

An RCI is recommended based on the following:

  • The full range of possible traffic movements will continue to be served at this intersection.
  • The RCI configuration results in a two-staged crossing of Highway 23, greatly reducing the decision making considerations for drivers on Saratoga Street.
  • The RCI design reduces the number of possible vehicle movement conflicts resulting in a safer operating intersection.
  • The RCI design will safely accommodate future traffic demands.

In addition, a trail bridge over Highway 23 will serve non-motorized users in the following ways:

  • It's complimentary to existing, and planned, sidewalks and trails in Marshall.
  • It's located between residential developments and local school facilitites.
  • It will safely serve pedestrians and bicycle crossing without vehicular conflict at the intersection.

Project Partners

  • City of Marshall
  • MnDOT-District 8