About this project
- Additional traffic controls (message boards, barrels, etc.) have been installed to improve safety at this intersection.
- Motorists should be advised that Saratoga Street will be closed south of Hwy 23, but full access will remain for Saratoga north of Hwy 23.
- Motorists should continue to use caution at this intersection, avoid distractions like cell phone use, and pay extra attention to the signs and traffic control devices that will aide traffic through the intersection.
- Questions pertaining to the traffic control layout or how to navigate through the intersection can be sent to Nick Klisch or John Hager with MnDOT District 8.
The city of Marshall, Minn. has been awarded a Corridor Investment Management Strategies (CIMS) grant for safety improvements at the intersection of Hwy 23 and Saratoga Street. The CIMS grant will address motorized and non-motorized safety issues that currently exist at that intersection. The project is being led by the city of Marshall.
Reduced Conflict Intersection benefits
A Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) configuration has been proposed to reduce the frequency and severity of motorized crashes. A trail bridge over Hwy 23 is also proposed for safe crossing for non-motorized users. 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 Hwy 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 Hwy 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 facilities.
- It will safely serve pedestrians and bicycle crossing without vehicular conflict at the intersection.
- City of Marshall
- MnDOT District 8
Estimated project cost
- $5.9 million