Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Aug. 28, 2019

Speed Feedback Signs Installed on Highway 47 in St. Francis

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Highway 47 motorists traveling through the city of St. Francis will now encounter several feedback signs between Cree Street Northwest and Ambassador Boulevard.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently installed the signs to slow down Highway 47 traffic and alert motorists to the presence of children near St. Francis Elementary and Middle Schools. The signs will flash to make drivers aware to slow down in this area if they are traveling above the posted 45-mph speed limit.

Speed feedback signs are one of several short-term solutions to address safety on Highway 47 as part of a collaborative effort with the city of St. Francis and Anoka County to study potential improvements on the highway between Cree Street Northwest and Anoka County Road 28/Ambassador Boulevard Northwest in St. Francis. The four-lane highway currently has safety and access issues and is in need of long-term improvements.

The signs will remain in place until a permanent solution is identified through the Highway 47 Planning Study that is currently underway. The study is examining a range of alternatives to address the safety of people walking, biking and driving, as well as the role this corridor plays in the future of the city of St. Francis.

For more information and to sign up for email updates, please visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy47stfrancis.

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