Proposed intersection improvements
We've analyzed each intersection along College Drive to make improvements to meet the community's priorities. Based on this review, we are looking for your feedback on the following key intersection improvements.
Hwy 19 & Country Club Drive
The community feedback on this unusual intersection is that it is confusing. We are propsing an roundabout at this location. Roundabouts provide enhanced safety and reduce traffic delay. The roundabout will slow down traffic on 4th St., which we heard was a concern from the community. A roundabout addresses the community's priorities of improving safety and making it easier to get across town.
Hwy 19 & Marvin Schwan Memorial Drive
We are proposing that the Marvin Schwan Memorial Drive intersection be reconstructed as a right-in/right-out design. This means traffic would no longer be allowed to cross over or turn left onto College Dr. Making the intersection a right-in/right-out also allows for longer left and right turn lanes at Main St. for traffic which, experiences back-ups through the intersection. This improvement addresses the community's priority of improving safety and making it easier to get from one side of town to the other.
Hwy 19 & Lyon Street
The traffic light at Lyon St. is located too close to the traffic light at Main St. We heard from the community that traffic from both directions backs-up into both the Lyon and Main St. intersections. We are propsing to remove the traffic light at the intersection and place stop signs on Lyon St. Motorists will still be able to make both left and right turns. Removing the traffic light will improve traffic flow at both the Main St. and Lyon St. intersections. This proposed improvement addresses the community's priority of making it easier to get across town.
Hwy 19 & Marshall Street
We are also proposing to make Marshall St. a right-in/right-out intersection, like the Marvin Schwan intersection. This means traffic would no longer be allowed to cross over or turn left onto College Dr. This recommendaiton is being proposed in response to the community's input on how difficult it is to see over the bridge railing when making left turns onto College Dr. This improvement addresses the community's priority of improving safety and making it easier to get across town.