Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 33 RCI

Carlton County

About this project

A rendering of the Hwy 33 RCUT project.

Graphic of completed RCI. Click image to enlarge.

Installation of a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI).

Note: Due to challenging existing conditions and anticipated future traffic movements, a median U-turn will not be provided south of the intersection as is in a typical Restricted Crossing U-turn (RCUT). Vehicles exiting Gillette Road at its southern terminus and wishing to travel northbound on MN 33 will need to utilize the existing roundabout 1/2 mile to the south. Vehicles may also travel north on Gillette Road to the next intersection to avoid this extra travel distance.

For more information on what an RCI is, please click here.

A rendering of the Hwy 33 RCUT project.

Map of project location. Click image to enlarge.

Traffic impacts

Summer/Fall 2022

Temporary lane closures. Access to Gillette Road and Frontage Road will be via the signal 1/4 mile north. Expect delays during peak travel times.


Virtual public meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 12
5 p.m.
To join: Visit https://minnesota.webex.com/
Meeting access code: 146 361 3234
Meeting password: JvtPk5HBa68
Or call: 855-282-6330

Learn more about the proposed Restricted Crossing U-turn (RCUT) at the south intersection of Hwy 33 and Gillette Road. The meeting will be held virtually through WebEx. MnDOT staff will have a brief presentation, discuss traffic impacts during constructionand, and the public can ask questions during the meeting. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the meeting will be posted here to watch at your convenience.