Hwy 14 and Broadway Ave. Intersection Safety Improvements

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View full-sized imageIn 2027, the Hwy 14 and Broadway Ave. intersection in Rochester will receive safety improvements. Every day, almost 50,000 vehicles use the intersection. MnDOT and the City of Rochester are looking into changes to reduce crashes and improve crossings for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The team is looking into these changes:

  • Alter some or even all turning lanes
  • Reduce speeding, especially on Broadway Ave.
  • Resurface Broadway Ave. to 9th St.
  • Adjust crosswalks and install new sidewalks/trails
  • Upgrade ADA facilities
  • Replace traffic signal
  • Improve lighting

The project will span west and east on Hwy 14 from 4th Ave. SW to 3rd Ave. SE and north and south from 9th St. SE to the access points north of 14 St. SW. Some portions of this project will include a reconstruction, where all the materials of the road are removed and replaced with new ones.

View full-sized imageIn 2027, the Hwy 14 and Broadway Ave. intersection in Rochester will receive safety improvements. Every day, almost 50,000 vehicles use the intersection. MnDOT and the City of Rochester are looking into changes to reduce crashes and improve crossings for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The team is looking into these changes:

  • Alter some or even all turning lanes
  • Reduce speeding, especially on Broadway Ave.
  • Resurface Broadway Ave. to 9th St.
  • Adjust crosswalks and install new sidewalks/trails
  • Upgrade ADA facilities
  • Replace traffic signal
  • Improve lighting

The project will span west and east on Hwy 14 from 4th Ave. SW to 3rd Ave. SE and north and south from 9th St. SE to the access points north of 14 St. SW. Some portions of this project will include a reconstruction, where all the materials of the road are removed and replaced with new ones.

  • This survey closed Oct. 31, 2023.

    This survey closed Oct. 31, 2023.

    In fall 2023, we shared a concept design that was created based on comments heard from the community earlier in the year. Nearly 300 people shared their thoughts on this design concept and how it addresses the concerns we’ve identified across surveys and public meetings.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in one of our in-person meetings or provided their comments online. The project management team will use this input to advance the design of the project. We will announce future feedback opportunities on this project website and through project email updates.

    What we heard from the community:

    • People are split as to whether the proposed design features address the concerns identified with the intersection, with equal parties in favor and opposed. Regardless of their thoughts overall, community members agree that the proposed removal of landscaping features and mounds in the intersection will improve visibility and safety. 
    • More people are in favor of removing free-right (or ramp-like) right turns in favor of two right turn lanes to slow traffic and improve safety. Those opposed feel that safety concerns with free-right turns can be addressed with landscaping removal alone preferring to keep these ramps. Increasing left turns to two lanes was very popular overall amongst those who completed the survey.
    • Conflicting opinions on a potential roundabout remain. There is interest from many to transform this intersection with a traffic circle to improve traffic flow. Others shared concerns with safety, especially for non-local traffic, and with narrowing lanes to 11 feet.
    • Safety for cyclists and pedestrians remains a top concern for the community. While proposed visibility improvements help, many believe that a bridge or separate route is necessary for those riding, walking and rolling. Additional comments shared concerns with the intersection design accommodating future bus rapid transit and bus expansion.

    The project management team will use the comments to advance the design of the project. We will announce future feedback opportunities on this project website and through the project email updates.




    In 2027, the Hwy 14 and Broadway Ave. intersection in Rochester will receive safety improvements. Every day, almost 50,000 vehicles use the intersection. MnDOT and the City of Rochester are looking into changes to reduce crashes and improve crossings for pedestrians and bicyclists.

    Earlier this year, we heard comments from community members who placed a pin on our project comment mapWe have also had one-on-one conversations with local businesses and other stakeholders. Based on this feedback, we’ve developed the following design concept for intersection improvements. 

    Take this short survey to give feedback on the design concept by Oct. 31. Your input will help further refine the final safety improvements for the intersection.

    Take Survey
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