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Rural intersection conflict warning systems

Improving safety on rural roads

Motorists will see intersection conflict warning systems at some at-risk intersections as MnDOT uses technology at rural intersections to give motorists real-time warnings about traffic conditions. The warning systems are expected to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on Minnesota roads.

Where are they being installed?

MnDOT has designed several kinds of signs that address safety concerns at various locations throughout Greater Minnesota.

One type of sign will advise drivers on major roads with flashing lights and the language “Entering Traffic When Flashing.”  Motorists on minor roads will see the flashing lights and the message “Traffic Approaching When Flashing.”

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MnDOT is a member of the ENTERPRISE Pooled Fund Study, which is conducting and collecting research on rural intersection conflict warning systems nationwide.

Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System

Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System
map of Minnesota showing Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System
Rural Intersection Warning System locations
County Major Road Minor Road
Aitkin Highway 210 County Road 12
Blue Earth Highway 60 County Road 20
Carver Highway 7 County Road 33
Chippewa Highway 7 Highway 23
Clay Highway 75 County Road 2
Douglas Highway 29 County Road 5
Itasca Highway 6 Highway 286/County Road 4
Kanabec Highway 23 County Road 11 (West Jct)
Kanabec Highway23 County Road 11 (East Jct)
Kanabec Highway 23 County Road 21
Kandiyohi Highway 23 County Road 5
Kandiyohi Highway 23 County Road 1
Lyon Highway 23 County Road 30
Mahnomen Highway 200 County Road 4
McLeod Highway 212 Highway 22
Nicollet Highway 15 County Road 5
Olmsted Highway 63 County Road 21/County Road 121
Olmsted Highway 42 County Road 9
Otter Tail Highway 210 County Road 35
Polk Highway 75 County Road 21
Rice Highway 60 County Road 13
Rice Highway 3 County Road 20
Rice Highway 60 County Road 16
Rice Highway 60 County Road 44/County Road 72
St. Louis Highway 1 County Road 77
St. Louis Highway 2 County Road 98
St. Louis Highway 169 County Road 21
Wright Highway 55 County Road 3/ County Road 136
Wright Highway 55 County Road 37

Intersection Conflict Warning System

Intersection Conflict Warning System
map of minnesota showing Intersection Conflict Warning System
Intersection Conflict Warning System locations

A few signs in other locations warn drivers on minor roads to “Look for Traffic.” Those signs are located in the following areas:

County Major Road Minor Road
Clay Highway 75 County Road 2
Douglas Highway 29 County Road 5
Hennepin County Road 47 Lawndale Lane
Mahnomen Highway 200 County Road 4
Otter Tail Highway 210 County Road 35
Polk Highway 75 County Road 21
St. Louis County Road 2 County Road 246
Wright County Road 9 County Road 107
Wright County Road 5 County Road 35
Wright County Road 6 County Road 35

Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance System

Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance System
map of minnesota showing Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance System
Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance System locations

In addition, signs at three intersections on rural, high-speed divided-lane roads provide a detailed, visual representation of the intersections and the gaps in traffic. Motorists will see these signs at:

County Major Road Minor Road
Goodhue Highway 52 County Road 9
Lyon Highway 23 County Road 7
Mille Lacs Highway 169 County Road 11

Stop sign warning systems

Stop Sign Warning Systems
map of Minnesota with Stop sign warning systems
Stop Sign Assist locations

Another type of warning system that MnDOT has researched flashes LEDs within the boarder of a STOP sign when drivers approach the intersection at an unsafe speed. Motorists will see this sign at:

County Major Road Minor Road
Washington County Road 15 County Road 47