The Minnesota Department of Transportation will receive a $1,045,000 federal grant for the installation of conflict warning systems at 15 rural, stop-controlled intersections across the state.
The funding comes from the Transportation Investment Generating Recovery, or TIGER, program, which is part of a federal economic stimulus package administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
One of the new systems will be installed at the intersection of Highway 42 and Olmsted County Road 9 east of Plainview.
The warning systems will inform motorists of intersection conflicts ahead to help them to better judge gaps in traffic. This project is the result of an extensive planning effort and is part of Minnesota's Toward Zero Deaths safety program......