The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced motorists who travel on U.S. Highway 169 near Milaca can now access three new reduced conflict intersections (RCIs), also known as J-turns or R-cuts, at:

Highway 169 and Mille Lacs County Road 11 north of Milaca;

Highway 169 and County Road 12 south of Pease/Milaca;

Highway 169 and County Road 13 at Long Siding, south of Milaca.

RCIs are intersections that decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways.

Drivers always make a right turn, followed by a U-turn. They don’t need to wait for a gap in both directions to cross.

This reduces potential conflict points and increases motorist safety.

To learn more about this 2020 construction project, that began May 1, visit

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