Minnesota Department of Transportation

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US 71/CR 90 Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI)

Willmar

Traffic impacts

Current traffic impacts

  • There are currently no traffic impacts

Summary of work

    • Construction of Reduced Conflict Intersection, similar to a J-turn, at the intersection of US 71 and Kandiyohi County 90.
    • MnDOT received funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to construct a J-turn due to the amount of severe crashes at this location.
    • Reduced Conflict Intersections, such as J-turns, decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways.
    • A study of before and after conditions at 8 RCIs constructed in MN since 2010 found a 1000% reduction in fatal and serious injury right-angle crashes, a 77% reduction of all right angle crashes and a 50% reduction of injury crashes where Reduced Conflict Intersections are used.
    • Understanding Reduced Conflict Intersections