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--- Quote from: DandyDan on January 10, 2023, 05:58:25 AM ---Made my first trip into Albert Lea via old US 16/US 65 in a while tonight and noticed it was reconstructed such that you had to go right, but if you wanted to go left, they provided a U-turn ramp further down the road. There was also decent pavement markings, not to mention pavement.

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They've done the same thing to the US 61 4-lane stretch from Wabasha southwards.  I've seen this used a lot in the Michigan U.P. as well. 


--- Quote from: Papa Emeritus on January 09, 2023, 03:26:12 PM ---The upgrades include improvements to the intersections at 99th, 105th, and 109th/County Road 12.

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Here's the city of Blaine's project website.  Near the bottom is a zoomable aerial image that shows the preferred alternative.

--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on January 10, 2023, 01:49:30 AM ----Turn the 89th Ave NE intersection into RIROs. More than once I have confused those stoplights with the lights at the immediately adjacent US 10 interchange, plus it's another stoplight causing congestion issues in a crowded area.
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MnDOT's study suggests that they're looking at a right-in-only southbound and a right-out-only northbound at 89th, with the opposite at 85th and an overpass at 87th.

--- Quote ----Something will probably need to be done about the aging decrepit cloverleaf at County 10, but don't know if there are plans for that.

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MnDOT's study looked at 4 alternatives at CSAH 10:  a diamond interchange on 65 (signals on 10), a diamond interchange on 10 (signals on 65), a continuous-flow intersection (or "displaced left turns", if you will), and what they called a "signalized rotary"...think of 2 sets of one-way roads crossing each other at-grade with signals.  The diamond interchange on 10 and the "signalized rotary" are the alternatives currently being considered.


--- Quote from: discochris on October 30, 2022, 10:33:54 PM ---Saw a terrible sign today.

Coming back from my friend's cabin in Crosby, there was some sort of detour for 23 west of Milaca. 
There was a detour sign near Pease directing people to follow 169.

And the detour sign for 169 was using an Interstate shield for 169.  :no:

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kinda cr*p that ruins your day


--- Quote from: kphoger on January 05, 2023, 09:21:08 AM ---Kind of funny, considering cloverleafs/cloverleaves are no longer considered to be the panacea they once were.

Though I must say, whenever I encounter a huge traffic jam in the Twin Cities, I can always count on being able to turn around by way of the next cloverleaf—simply by using three of the four loop ramps.  That comes in handy.

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Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.

I noticed in Houston County, MnDOT owns a significant amount of ROW abutting TH 26, any idea why? Seems like far more ROW than would be necessary for just the existing roadway, unless MnDOT possess it because properties were landlocked or something? Ex.


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