Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 52/County Road 66 intersection

Vermillion Township (just north of Hampton)

Traffic impacts

Hwy 52/Co Rd 66 intersection map
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Lane closures

April 16-May 21

  • Hwy 52 reduced to a single lane at County Road 66 (right lane closed)
  • Access to Hwy 52 from County Road 66 closed.
    • Detour for the west side of Hwy 52: County Road 46, Clayton Avenue, and County Road 47
    • Detour for the east side of Hwy 52: County Road 46, Goodwin Avenue, and County Road 47

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About this project

In 2014 a new Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI)- (YouTube) will replace the existing basic Hwy 52/County Road 66 intersection. RCI intersections have been proven to increase safety while maintaining all movements at an intersection. Even the most dangerous movement – crossing all four lanes of high-speed traffic – can still be made by using the U-turn lanes.

Summary of work

  • Improves safety by eliminating the most dangerous movements – crossing all four lanes of high-speed traffic, and turning left across oncoming traffic
  • Maintains full access at the Hwy 52/County Road 66 intersection
  • U-turn lanes replace the dangerous through-movements across four lanes of high-speed roadway, are easy to navigate and cause minimal time delays, especially for long commercial trucks
  • Left turn lanes accommodate multiple vehicles and provide a safe area to wait for an adequate gap before crossing two lanes of fast moving traffic

Cost

  • $900,000