Hwy 60 rumble strips, striping aims to focus driver attention at Hwy 57 at Wanamingo
WANAMINGO, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 60 will encounter road construction work beginning Aug. 1 as crews install new rumble strips and striping to help increase driver attention and slow down as they approach the intersection with Hwy 57, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The work on Hwy 60 in each direction will create a constrictor lane that slightly narrows the traveling lane with rumble strips and striping, which acts as a subtle cue for drivers to slow down as they travel past Wanamingo and the intersection with Hwy 57. The intersection has had several crashes as drivers on Hwy 57 try to cross Hwy 60.
MnDOT has temporary message boards in place to alert Hwy 60 drivers of the presence of crossing traffic from Hwy 57, which requires drivers to stop at the stop sign on Hwy 57. A Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System (mndot.gov/trafficeng/signals/conflictwarning.html) has been in place as well providing warnings to drivers at the intersection.
Diamond Surface, Inc., of Rogers, Minn., is the contractor for the rumble strip installation for $19,825. MnDOT crews, who are doing seasonal striping work in the region, will paint the striping for the project.
MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.
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