Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Traffic Signal Replacement

Albert Lea and Faribault

About this project

Summary of work

In 2024, MnDOT will replace 4 older traffic signals in Albert Lea and Faribault. These signals are reaching the end of their useful life and need replacement. At some intersections, MnDOT will also make ADA improvements and changes to vehicle turning and through movements to increase intersection safety.

Location of signal replacements in Albert Lea

Albert Lea:

  • S. Broadway Ave. and Front St.
    • Replace signal
    • ADA improvements

The S. Broadway Ave. and Margaretha Ave. signal was initially a part of this project. After a second look, it does not need to be replaced. Only ADA work will occur at this intersection.

Location of signal replacements in Faribault

Faribault:

  • Hwy 60 and Western Ave.
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    • Replace signal
    • Expand Western Ave. southbound to include left and right turn lanes
    • Convert Western Ave. northbound to a left turn and thru/right lanes.
    • Add pedestrian crossings on south, west, and north approaches
    • Upgrade median
    • ADA improvements
  • Hwy 21 and 7th St. NW
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    • Replace signal
    • Expand westbound 7th St. NW to include left and right turn lanes
    • Convert 7th St. NW eastbound to a left turn and thru/right lanes
    • Add pedestrian crossings on the east and north approaches
    • ADA improvements
  • Hwy 60 and 3rd St. NE
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    • Replace signal
    • Convert Hwy 60 from a 4-lane to a 3-lane
    • Add pedestrian crossing on the south approach at 2nd St./Heritage Pl.
    • ADA improvements

Public meetings

Thank you to everyone who attended either the virtual meeting on Monday, Sept. 12 or the in-person meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

People who were not able to attend are encouraged to reach out to the project management team with their questions or comments.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.