Rural Roads in Minnesota

Many high-risk intersections in rural Minnesota areas will hopefully be site to less crashes, thanks to intelligent transportation systems that will soon be installed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT is installing Rural Intersection Conflict Warning Systems at 54 intersections across the state. According to MnDOT, the sites were chosen based on various criteria,…

Putting a Stop to Intersection Indecision

In this article, ITS International explores how intersection crashes are being prevented on rural roads, with help from Canoga™ Traffic Sensing technology <Hyperlink to Canoga page>. They found that fatal crashes have been reduced by 30% and serious injuries have be reduced by 80%. Studies in North Carolina and Minnesota are applying great insight on…

New Warning Sign Coming to Dangerous US HWY 212 Intersection

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has pinpointed the junction of U.S. Highway 212 and State Highway 22 near Glencoe as a “higher risk intersection” for crashes. Weather permitting, by mid-January MnDOT hopes to install real-time warning signs signaling to drivers that oncoming traffic is approaching. The collision avoidance systems, said MnDOT traffic engineer Ryan Barney,…