Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

January 17, 2018

Pedestrian flashing beacon in Litchfield to be removed Jan. 22, 2018

WILLMAR, Minn. – MnDOT and the City of Litchfield partnered to test a pedestrian flashing beacon at the intersection of Highway 12 and Third Street in Litchfield. The pedestrian flashing beacon was installed the week of Oct. 16, 2017 for a testing period of 90 days. The current traffic signal was hooded and was not operational during the test. The testing period was an opportunity to collect data and public input. The results of the study, including public feedback, will be presented to the Litchfield City Council.

The pedestrian flashing beacon will be removed the evening of Jan. 22, 2018. The traffic signal will be unwrapped and will flash red and the stop signs on 3rd Street will be bagged. The stop signs will be removed on Jan. 23, 2018. Once removed, the traffic signal will be fully operational. Message boards have been placed prior to the intersection to notify drivers of the traffic control change.

There is still time to give your feedback on the operation of the pedestrian flashing beacon. Visit surveymonkey.com/r/litchfieldpedbeacon. The short survey takes about five minutes to complete.

For more information on the project, testing period, and a list of feedback opportunities visit mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy12litchfield.

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