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March 9, 2018

Hwy 60 Heron Lake intersection safety open house set for March 26

Construction scheduled for 2019

MANKATO, Minn. – An open house to share the designs of three Highway 60 intersections in Heron Lake has been set for Monday, March 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Heron Lake City Hall.  A brief presentation will be provided at 6 p.m., however the public can stop in at any time during the open house to review current plans and ask questions of city, county and MnDOT staff.

The Highway 60 intersections that are included in the safety improvement project include 10th Street (Jackson County Road 9), Jackson County Road 24 and 1st Street.

The 10th Street intersection has an above average number of crashes; most of which are right-angle/t-bone type crashes. These crashes carry a higher likelihood of serious injury or death. Two of the right-angle crashes that have occurred in recent years have resulted in three fatalities. Only addressing the problem at 10th Street could result in the problem being relocated to the other intersections that serve Heron Lake, which is why all three intersections are being treated.

The improvements to be built in 2019 include constructing three J-turns, known as Reduced Conflict Intersections.

The project design layout and more information on Reduced Conflict Intersections can be found at www.mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy60heronlake/ .

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay).

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.