St. Louis County to Install Warning Systems at Seven Rural Intersections
Seven high risk intersections in rural St. Louis County will be made safer following the installation of dynamic warning systems.
The intersections are all two-way stops where county roads cross a major highway.
The warning system will alert drivers on the major highway when a car on the cross road is about to enter the intersection.
The project is expected to cost around $392,000. Federal funds will cover 90 percent of the cost, with state and county dollars paying the rest.
Parsons Electric of Duluth has been contracted to provide and install the warning systems between June and September of 2016.
The seven intersections include:
-U.S. Highway 2 and County State Aid Highway (also known as Saginaw Road) in Solway Township.
-U.S. Highway 2 and Mungar Shaw Road in Solway Township
-U.S. Highway 53 and Ashawa Road in Field Township
-Minnesota Trunk Highway 37 and Highway 7 in Clinton Township
-Minnesota Trunk Highway 37 and Highway 25 in Cherry Township
-Rice Lake Road and Emerson Road in Gnesen Township
-Jean Duluth Road and West Tischer Road on the border of Rice Lake and Lakewood Township.