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froggie:

--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on January 26, 2023, 11:25:25 PM ----A little surprised going northbound that a green advance exit sign for Main St was posted already suggesting a new interchange there, even though that was not one of the interchanges built this year and it remains an at-grade intersection for now. Usually that would be covered or otherwise noting it's not an exit yet.

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Responding late here, but did the sign physically use the word "EXIT"?

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Meanwhile, I know I'm a bit early for MnDOT's usual spring road construction announcement, but I was digging through project websites and noted a number of roundabout, interchange, and a few widening projects that will begin this year.  This list doesn't include ongoing projects like the above-mentioned 169 Elk River or the new 10 interchange at Thurston Ave in Anoka.

New roundabouts coming in 2023:

US 2/MN 65
US 2/MN 194
MN 7/McLeod CSAH 1
MN 11/MN 313
MN 11/Lake St (Warroad)
MN 13/LeSueur CSAH 28 (N of Montgomery)
MN 21/Sawmill Rd/Old Hwy 169 (Jordan)
MN 24/Hemlock St (Annandale)
MN 25/Wright CSAH 83 (N. Buffalo)
MN 57/Dodge CSAH 34
MN 57/Main St (Kasson)

Worth noting that the MN 57/Main St project will eliminate what AFAIK is the only traffic signal in Dodge County.

The two MN 11 roundabouts will replace the two signals currently existing in Warroad.  Roseau County will still have 3 signals in Roseau, though one of those (along MN 89) is slated for replacement with a roundabout in a few years.

New interchanges beginning in 2023:

US 10/Anoka CSAH 56
US 10/Anoka CSAH 57
US 10/MN 23 (replacement with folded-diamond)
I-35W/I-494
I-494/Portland (also removes Nicollet & 12th Ave ramps)

The US 10 Anoka County projects will extend the freeway section further west of Anoka, though I'm not 100% if they're eliminating all the private access between CSAH 56 and CSAH 83.  If so, the freeway section on US 10 will eventually extend to about a mile west of CSAH 83.

Widening projects in 2023:

MN 23 New London to Richmond
I-494 MnPASS 100-to-35W
US 61 passing lanes near Frontenac
US 212 westbound passing lane west of Sacred Heart

TheHighwayMan394:

--- Quote from: froggie on February 18, 2023, 10:43:17 AM ---
--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on January 26, 2023, 11:25:25 PM ----A little surprised going northbound that a green advance exit sign for Main St was posted already suggesting a new interchange there, even though that was not one of the interchanges built this year and it remains an at-grade intersection for now. Usually that would be covered or otherwise noting it's not an exit yet.

--- End quote ---

Responding late here, but did the sign physically use the word "EXIT"?

--- End quote ---

Correct. It said "EXIT 1/2 MILE" if I recall the distance correctly.

Continuing Minnesota's erratic nature in the department, it looks like the 169 Elk River freeway will not have exit numbers.

Zaphod:

--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on February 18, 2023, 07:21:07 PM ---
--- Quote from: froggie on February 18, 2023, 10:43:17 AM ---
--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on January 26, 2023, 11:25:25 PM ----A little surprised going northbound that a green advance exit sign for Main St was posted already suggesting a new interchange there, even though that was not one of the interchanges built this year and it remains an at-grade intersection for now. Usually that would be covered or otherwise noting it's not an exit yet.

--- End quote ---

Responding late here, but did the sign physically use the word "EXIT"?

--- End quote ---

Correct. It said "EXIT 1/2 MILE" if I recall the distance correctly.

Continuing Minnesota's erratic nature in the department, it looks like the 169 Elk River freeway will not have exit numbers.

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There is also a green advanced exit sign for 193rd Ave/Jackson St (that hasn't been built) going southbound on 169 near the new 197th Ave exit.

TheHighwayMan394:
Something interesting froggie found. Plans are being proposed for a new interchange on I-35 at the plane of 400th St in North Branch, giving this growing region a second access exit, but the interesting part is there are long-range proposals to reroute TH 95 onto a new alignment using this road.

https://www.senate.mn/committees/2021-2022/3102_Committee_on_Transportation_Finance_and_Policy/Handouts%20for%204192022.pdf

froggie:
^ This map from North Branch suggests that, if 95 isn't rerouted to the north, another alternative is to put it on a one-way pair through North Branch.

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