MnDOT receives traffic safety grant

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Sep 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota Department of Transportation will receive a $1.45 million federal grant for the installation of conflict warning systems at 15 rural, stop-controlled intersections across the state.

The funding comes from the Transportation Investment Generating Recovery, or TIGER, program, which is part of a federal economic stimulus package administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The warning systems will inform motorists of intersection conflicts ahead to help them to better judge gaps in traffic.

This project is the result of an extensive planning effort and is part of Minnesota’s "Toward Zero Deaths" safety program.“

Based on the average daily traffic at these intersections, drivers and passengers in more than 80,000 vehicles will experience the added safety and security offered by these systems on a daily basis.

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