Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 23—Rockville

Stearns County

About this project

MnDOT will improve access and safety at the intersection of Hwy 23 and Stearns Co. Rd. 8 in Rockville with a J-turn design.

Project map
Location map when complete. Select image to enlarge

Summary of work

  • Install a J-turn at Co. Rd. 8
    • Close center crossover
    • Add pedestrian crossing in the median

All MnDOT projects must include evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn more about MnDOT's plan to comply with the ADA

Specifics for this Hwy 23 project

  • Install pedestrian crossings in the medians

J-turns are driving movements proven to reduce serious and fatal crashes caused by “T-bone” crashes at intersections. When using J-turns, drivers focus on one direction of traffic at a time.

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J-turn design illustration. Select image to enlarge

How to use J-turns

  1. Stop and yield to vehicles in both lanes to your left
  2. Crossover into the lane in the median
  3. Yield to vehicles in both lanes to your right
  4. Make a U-turn and head towards your destination
  5. Either continue through the intersection or turn right

Learn more about J-turn benefits in Minnesota

Jenna Fabish

Project Development Manager