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May 14, 2020

MnDOT District 8 awarded highway safety improvement funding

WILLMAR, Minn. —MnDOT District 8 (Southwest Minnesota) has been awarded $4,185,000 from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) for five safety improvement projects within the district. HSIP is a federal-aid funding program designed to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. The object of the program is to identify, implement and evaluate cost effective construction safety projects.

“HSIP funding makes it possible to build these important safety projects,” said Susann Karnowski, assistant district engineer-program delivery for District 8. “We’re getting the design processes underway and look forward to seeing these projects working to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities in their communities within the next few years.”

In District 8, the five projects that received HSIP awards this spring include:

  • Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1 – a roundabout will be constructed at the junction of Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1, which intersects halfway between Winsted to the north and Lester Prairie to the south. The project is scheduled for summer 2023. For additional information about this project, contact Mark Klema at 320-212-0830.
  • U.S. Highway 59 in Slayton – left-turn bypass lanes will be constructed in Slayton at the intersections of U.S. Highway 59 with 28th Street, 29th Street. The project is scheduled for summer 2023. For additional information about this project, contact Jacob Miller at 320-894-7417.
  • U.S. Highway 212 and Chandler Avenue – a reduced conflict intersection will be constructed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 212 and Highway 22/Chandler Avenue in Glencoe. The project is scheduled for summer 2022. Commonly referred to as a J-turn, this safety improvement was recommended following the recent Glencoe Transportation Study. For additional information about this project, contact Ron Mortensen at 320-214-6399.
  • U.S. Highway 212 and Morningside Drive - a roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 212 and Morningside Drive in Glencoe. The project is scheduled for summer 2024. This safety improvement was recommended following the recent Glencoe Transportation Study. For additional information about this project, contact Mark Klema at 320-212-0830.
  • LED STOP Signs – multiple LED STOP signs will be installed throughout the district to alert drivers to a traffic change ahead. Intersections will be chosen based on a variety of factors, including the history of documented crashes caused by a failure to stop, and the distance traveled from the last stopped condition. The project is scheduled for 2023. For more information about this project, contact John Hager at 320-214-6397.

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