Mandan offers update on Memorial Highway improvements

Mandan offers update on Memorial Highway improvements

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Memorial Highway is a busy stretch of road, with an 85th percentile speed of 47 miles per hour. It can be challenging for drivers to adjust when slower moving vehicles are entering the roadway at one of 112 access points. From 2016 through 2018, 164 crashes have occurred with 28 percent of them taking place at areas outside of controlled intersections.

Some of the things the city is doing to improve traffic operations include:

Traffic signals: The addition of a traffic signal at 3rd will provide more opportunity for protected left turns. 

Consolidating access points: Entrances/exits to businesses are being evaluated and consolidated where possible. 

Median: Raised medians will more efficiently channel traffic and allow for more properly aligned turn lanes which result in improved sight lines.

Bike and pedestrian protection: The 2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan identified Memorial Highway as a planned bicycle and pedestrian connection route. Traffic signals will provide protected movements for bicycles and pedestrians. 

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has created a website for the project. Visit dot.nd.gov/projects/memorialhwy for more information. To submit comments, email input@memorialhighwayproject.com. Periodic updates will also be posted to the cityofmandan.com website.

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