No decision has been made, both the interchange and roundabout concepts are being considered.
The formal community input process, as part of re-analyzing of the intersection, is complete.
MnDOT staff are working on looking for potential funding sources and starting the environmental process for both the interchange and roundabout concepts.
Kandiyohi County has submitted the interchange for Corridors of Commerce funding. Awards are anticipated to be announced on May 1, 2023.
A decision on a safety improvement is anticipated in June 2023.
Hwy 23 safety improvement project
MnDOT is re-analyzing a safety improvement for the intersection of Hwy 23 and Hwy 9 in New London. A J-turn was planned, but hearing concerns, MnDOT made the decision to pause the project and re-engage the community.
The decision to pause the J-turn project means that the intersection will remain substantially as is. Depending on the selected safety improvement, construction of an improvement could be delayed until 2024 or later.
The warning signs are a short-term improvement that can be implemented while a safety improvement is being re-evaluated.
Community input process
MnDOT secured Pamela Whitmore, Whitmore Resolution Group, to facilitate the community input process, including the formation of an advisory group, to assist with engagement. The formal community input process, part of the re-analyzing of the intersection, is complete.
The advisory group was integral in helping analyze potential safety improvements, consider public feedback, and give input to MnDOT.