Hwy 14 and Co. Rd. 9 — Reduced Conflict Intersection

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Watch a video recording of the June 28, 2022 virtual public meeting!



About the project

We are planning construction on Hwy 14 from east of Hwy 56 in Dodge Center to west of County Road 5 / Second Avenue in Byron. The project will improve safety and mobility by:

  • Constructing a reduced conflict intersection (RCI) at Hwy 14 and County Road 9
  • Evaluating right-in/right-out access at Hwy 14 and 260th Avenue
  • Installing a high-tension cable median barrier between Dodge Center and Kasson
  • Resurfacing pavement between Kasson and Byron

We'll complete the concept design in late 2022 and the final design in 2023. We'll begin construction in 2024.


Hwy 14 and Co. Rd. 9 intersection

The Hwy 14 and County Road 9 intersection has a high risk for severe crashes. The multi-lane crossing and high traffic speeds contribute to the risk.Photo of the Hwy 14/Co. Rd. 9 intersectionExisting Hwy 14 & County Road 9 intersection looking north Building a reduced conflict intersection will help mitigate the risk for severe crashes. Learn more about reduced conflict intersections.

Public involvement

Public input will help us:

  • Understand issues and needs at the intersection
  • Assess improvements or alternatives that meet the needs of all highway users

What we need from you

You can participate in the transportation decision-making process:

  • Complete a survey
  • Share your experiences or issues with Hwy 14 and County Road 9 intersection
  • Attending a public meeting

Sign up to receive email project updates. Contact us if you have questions.




Watch a video recording of the June 28, 2022 virtual public meeting!



About the project

We are planning construction on Hwy 14 from east of Hwy 56 in Dodge Center to west of County Road 5 / Second Avenue in Byron. The project will improve safety and mobility by:

  • Constructing a reduced conflict intersection (RCI) at Hwy 14 and County Road 9
  • Evaluating right-in/right-out access at Hwy 14 and 260th Avenue
  • Installing a high-tension cable median barrier between Dodge Center and Kasson
  • Resurfacing pavement between Kasson and Byron

We'll complete the concept design in late 2022 and the final design in 2023. We'll begin construction in 2024.


Hwy 14 and Co. Rd. 9 intersection

The Hwy 14 and County Road 9 intersection has a high risk for severe crashes. The multi-lane crossing and high traffic speeds contribute to the risk.Photo of the Hwy 14/Co. Rd. 9 intersectionExisting Hwy 14 & County Road 9 intersection looking north Building a reduced conflict intersection will help mitigate the risk for severe crashes. Learn more about reduced conflict intersections.

Public involvement

Public input will help us:

  • Understand issues and needs at the intersection
  • Assess improvements or alternatives that meet the needs of all highway users

What we need from you

You can participate in the transportation decision-making process:

  • Complete a survey
  • Share your experiences or issues with Hwy 14 and County Road 9 intersection
  • Attending a public meeting

Sign up to receive email project updates. Contact us if you have questions.




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    Save the money and build the overpass and forget anymore stop lights. Don't waste the taxpayers money on this joke of a fix

    Crazy Larry asked about 1 month ago

    Stop lights won't be installed at County Road 9 or 260 Avenue. Crash analyses show an increased crash rate with stop lights on high-speed rural highways at low-volume intersections.  

    We are constrained by fiscal budgets and responsibly spend taxpayer dollars. You noted taxpayers’ money is important to you, and we recommend you give a second look at the proposed RCI. Bridges cost millions of dollars. However, an RCI about $1 million to construct and effectively reduces severe and deadly crashes. You can learn more about RCIs on MnDOT's website here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/rci/.  

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    Why is there not a plan for acceleration lanes at CR 15?

    gaersland asked about 1 month ago

    Acceleration lanes are useful when high volumes of trucks enter the highway at a single point (e.g., at an ethanol plant). They reduce the time a trucker needs to wait for a gap in the traffic by giving them a protected space to accelerate. Analysis shows they do not reduce serious crashes, and the limited studies suggest that they increase the number of minor crashes.

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    Why not close both intersections and move the traffic to the interchanges in Kasson and Dodge Center and CR 15?

    gaersland asked about 1 month ago

    Closing the intersections is an option we consider when evaluating intersection safety improvements. But closing intersections also makes it harder for local property owners to do business, farm, and get to and from their homes. We are looking for ways to balance safety improvements with local property access.   

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    How are tractors and wagons supose to get across the hwy. It's going to be a suicide trip to get across the road

    Crazy Larry asked about 1 month ago

    Crossing a four-lane divided highway can be dangerous. We are planning a reduced conflict intersection (RCI) at Highway 14 and County Road 9. RCIs are proven to reduce the number and severity of crashes – especially right-angle crashes. The plan includes widened shoulders to give extra space for agricultural equipment to cross without having to enter Highway 14 traffic. You can learn more about RCIs on MnDOT's website here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/rci/.  

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    Will the be adding acceleration lanes on the highway where the cross intersections will be closed? If not, I hope they reconsider as this greatly reduces near incidents.

    Jess asked 27 days ago

    Acceleration lanes are useful when high volumes of trucks are entering the highway at a single point (e.g., at an ethanol plant). They reduce the time a trucker needs to wait for a gap in the traffic by giving them a protected space to accelerate. Analysis shows they do not reduce serious crashes, and the limited studies suggest that they increase the number of minor crashes.

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