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Nov. 26, 2018

Reduced Conflict Intersection project on Highway 23 in Marshall nearly complete

WILLMAR, Minn. – Work on the Reduced Conflict Intersection project on Highway 23 in Marshall is nearly complete. All lanes through the work zone have been opened and the speed limit returned to 55 miles per hour. As crews finish lighting work and cleanup tasks, there may be intermittent lane closures through Tuesday, Nov. 27. However, most final tasks will take place on the shoulder, under normal traffic conditions.

Due to cold temperatures, temporary striping and pavement markings will remain in place until next spring when permanent pavement markings can be completed, along with erosion control measures.

The project included the construction of a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI), also referred to as a J-turn, at Highway 23 and Lyon Street. 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 was the second Reduced Conflict Intersection in Marshall. The first RCI was installed at Highway 23 and Saratoga Street in 2015. A restricted left-turn lane was also constructed at Highway 23 and Clarice Street as part of the project.

The project is a result of the 2016 Highway 23 Marshall Area Safety Assessment. Benefits of the project include enhanced safety. The project cost $1.6 million and the project contractor was R & G.

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

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