Four-way stop to be installed at Hwy 30 and Olmsted County Road 1 on April 4
STEWARTVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be changing the intersection of Hwy 30 and Olmsted County Road 1 east of Stewartville to a four-way stop beginning on April 4.
Changes are being made to improve safety at the intersection, which has seen a series of crashes in the past five years, sometimes with drivers who were confused expecting vehicles in the other direction to stop. MnDOT has recorded 17 crashes in five years (2016-2021), including three serious-injury crashes, but no fatal crashes.
MnDOT has recently seen an improvement in a similar conversion in Spring Valley at Hwy 63/Hwy 16 / CR 1 intersection in past 2 years.
The changes at Hwy 30 include:
- Oversized stop signs will be placed on both sides of road on the four roads that approach the intersection
- Stop signs on both sides of Hwy 30 in each direction will have LED lights
- Stop ahead signs on all four approaches
- Stop bar painted at intersection on all four approaches
- “Stop Ahead” painted on road approaching intersection on all four approaches
Last week MnDOT installed digital message signs on the road alerting drivers that the change is coming on April 4.