Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 14 Intersection Safety Improvement

Rochester to Byron

About this project

Map of Hwy 14 Intersection Improvement project
Hwy 14 project map

MnDOT is evaluating 3 intersections in the Hwy 14 corridor for modifications to improve safety between Rochester and Byron. A Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) is recommended at the intersection with Olmsted County Road 3. Olmsted County Road 44 is being evaluated for improvements to a modified RCI or a complete median closure. The 7th street NW intersection median is recommended to be closed with this project.

Learn more about RCIs

Reduced Conflict Intersections are intersections that decrease fatalities and injuries caused by right-angle, broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways. In some parts of the country, RCIs are sometimes referred to as J-turns or RCUTs.

Public Meeting

A public meeting was held virtualy on Tuesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. A recording found on the meetings tab. The public is encouraged to reachout to the project management team with any questions or feedback.

Following guidance from state health officials to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, MnDOT has temporarily postponed all in-person public meetings and events. Public engagement remains a priority and MnDOT is offering an online option as one way to continue and maintain connections with the public.

Maps/proposed layout options

Traffic impacts

Traffic impacts during construction will be limited to primarily single lane closures on Hwy 14 although short-term detours for Olmsted County Road 3 at Byron may be needed for re-constructing the County 3 approaches to Hwy 14.

The final intersection safety improvements will maintain all current traffic movements at County 3, while some Olmsted County Road 44 traffic movements will be restricted with these safety measures. The traffic movements at 7th Street NW will be restricted to turning right-in or right-out at the 7th St. intersection.