Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 20, 2017

MnDOT District 8 receives funding to construct two Reduced Conflict Intersections in Marshall

WILLMAR, Minn. – District 8 (southwest and west central MN) has been awarded $3.3 million dollars from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to construct two Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCIs). 

The Reduced Conflict Intersections will be constructed in the Marshall area at the intersections of Highway 23 and Lyon Street and Highway 23 and Lyon CR 7.

Reduced Conflict Intersections are intersections that decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways. 

RCIs are sometimes referred to as J-turns or RCUTs. With an RCI, drivers from the side street only have to be concerned with one direction of traffic on the highway at a time.  Traditional four-lane divided highway intersections have an increased risk of severe right-angle crashes (commonly called “T-bone” crashes), especially for drivers attempting to cross all four lanes of traffic or turn left. 

For more information on RCIs, please visit MnDOT’s website at www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/rci/.  

An RCI was constructed in Marshall at the intersection of Highway 23 and Saratoga Street in 2015.

Both RCIs were recommendations from the Highway 23 Marshall Area Safety Assessment, which was completed in November 2016. 

The Minnesota Department of Transportation – District 8, City of Marshall, Marshall Area Transportation Group and Lyon County partnered with SRF Consulting Group to develop a common vision and guidance for managing the Highway 23 corridor now and into the future.  RCIs were recommended at Highway 23 & Lyon Street and Highway 23 & CR 7. 

For more information on the safety assessment, please visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects/hwy23marshallstudy/index.html.

Both RCIs in Marshall will be constructed in 2018.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.