Hwy 65 Reduced Conflict (J Turn) Intersection Construction

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Hwy 65 Reduced Conflict (J Turn) Intersection Construction

Postby kenmorej » Wed May 29, 2019 3:46 pm

New traffic changes on Highway 65 in Anoka County at multiple intersection that you will no longer be able to cross the intersection directly. Some complete, some under current construction,

This spring, MnDOT will begin construction on the second and final year of improving the safety of six intersections on Highway 65 in Anoka County. By fall, motorists in Ham Lake and East Bethel will be the first in Minnesota to use a series of six Reduced Conflict Intersections. Two of the intersections were completed last year at 187th Avenue in East Bethel and at 157th Avenue in Ham Lake. This year’s work is at 143rd Avenue, 153rd Avenue, 181stAvenue and Viking Boulevard. When completed, drivers will experience a safer road and a shorter commute.

What’s a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI)?
Reduced Conflict Intersections are an alternative to traditional intersections on a four-lane road like Highway 65. Rather than making left turns, which require motorists to cross fast-moving lanes of traffic to get to the opposing lanes, drivers turn right in the same direction of traffic, merge into the left lane, and then make a U-turn in the direction they intend to travel. Although drivers travel slightly further to get where they want to go, a Reduced Conflict Intersection generally takes the same or less time as trying to wait for a safe and appropriate gap to cross traffic. More info here: www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/rci/
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Re: Hwy 65 Reduced Conflict (J Turn) Intersection Constructi

Postby ojlaw » Thu May 30, 2019 3:51 pm

Thank you! I have fixed the intersection at 187th and will work on the others now.
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