Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Nov. 19, 2018

Motorists will experience alternating lane closures as Hwy 23 project in Marshall nears completion

WILLMAR, Minn. —The Minnesota Department of Transportation anticipates that the Reduced Conflict Intersection project on Hwy 23 in Marshall will be completed by Wednesday, November 21, 2018, weather permitting. Until then, motorists will experience alternating lane closures, as well as shoulder closures, while construction crews work to complete all lighting and sign installations, temporary pavement markings, and the removal of traffic control devices, including jersey barriers.

MnDOT urges motorists to drive with caution through the work zone and watch out for workers while multiple operations take place during the next few days. Extra enforcement will continue through the project’s duration.

MnDOT is constructing the Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI), also referred to as a J-turn, at Hwy 23 and Lyon Street to enhance safety. This type of intersection decreases fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes (also known as T-bones) on four-lane divided highways because drivers are concerned with only one direction of traffic on the highway at a time. This will be the second Reduced Conflict Intersection in Marshall. The first RCI was installed at Hwy 23 and Saratoga Street in 2015.

A restricted left-turn lane will also be constructed at Hwy 23 and Clarice Street as part of the project.

For more information on the project visit www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23marshall.            


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