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Oct. 20, 2021

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MnDOT and its partners release report on intersection of Hwy 23 and Hwy 7 in Clara City

WILLMAR, Minn. — MnDOT District 8, the Highway 23 Coalition, Clara City and Chippewa County have concluded their study on the intersection of Hwy 23 and Hwy 7 in Clara City. 

The safety study explored intersection alternatives to improve safety and traffic flow. Current traffic conditions such as the amount of traffic, turning movements, what types of traffic use the intersection and crash data have been studied.  Future traffic projections were also part of the study.

Phone interviews, as well as an online survey, gathered input from community members on issues encountered at the intersection, intersection goals and types of improvements supported. Over six hundred and thirty (630) community members participated and gave their feedback. 

The final study report includes recommended alternatives for the intersection.

For more information on the study and to read the final report, please visit mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23claracity.