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Re: Smallest town with a traffic light
« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2018, 05:34:51 AM »

In Minnesota, there is one location with a traffic signal that is a minimum 5 miles from the nearest town.
Where's that?
Blomkest (157) may have been the winner until the US 71/MN 7 signal was recently replaced with a roundabout.
I thought that maybe was what froggie was referring to, but I didn't even realize that former signal/now roundabout was actually within the corporate limits of a city. There's the signal at US-14/US-71, but that's only a mile or so outside Sanborn, so that's not it either. Hmmm…

Edit: US-75 and US-212. About five miles either way from Madison or Dawson. I think that's it.
Yes, I was referring to 75/212.  Blomkest is only a mile from 71/7.  The 75/212 signal has been the "winner" for years...that signal actually predated the former signal at 71/7.

Did we ever figure out what's the current smallest city in Minnesota with a signal? Without putting too much thought into it, Hilltop has to be close (if we count signals along the city boundary as "in the city") with a population of 744.
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Re: Smallest town with a traffic light
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2018, 09:02:37 AM »

Not yet.  Trying to dig through census figures for incorporated municipalities.  That said, a more notable contender for Minnesota would be US 53 in Orr, population 267.

(EDIT)  I believe I've found Minnesota's winner.  Right in the Metro, no less.  I present Mendota, MN:  population 198.  The MN 13/MN 110 signal is partially within the municipal limits.
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Re: Smallest town with a traffic light
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2019, 11:20:08 PM »

A few of the smallest towns/municipalities in Michigan that have at least one traffic signal setup would be:
Metamora, Michigan: https://goo.gl/maps/DYVrctWYzjr
Croswell, Michigan: https://goo.gl/maps/kQ3DmyST9s42
Ortonville, Michigan: https://goo.gl/maps/BJUanSLUBwB2
Webberville, Michigan: https://goo.gl/maps/GacKREhBAtv
« Last Edit: May 02, 2019, 05:46:48 PM by CJResotko »
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That's tough.

 


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