Improve three intersections
MnDOT will improve and reconstruct three Highway 169 intersections with a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) design at Mille Lacs County Road 11 north of Milaca, and County Road 12 and County Road 13 south of Milaca. Construction is scheduled for 2020.
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Click on the project map location or Hwy 169 intersection listed below to view the final geometric design layout:
What are Reduced Conflict Intersections
Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCIs) are intersections that decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways. RCIs can also be known as J-Turns or RCUTs.
How RCIs work
In an RCI, drivers always make a right turn, followed by a U-turn. Motorists approaching divided highways from a side street are not allowed to make left turns or cross traffic; instead, they are required to turn right onto the highway and then make a U-turn at a designated median opening. This reduces potential conflict points and increases safety. Generally, the delay caused by a signal is greater than the delay caused by the RCI.