Several constituents have brought concerns to me regarding safety issues along Highway 95 in Denmark Township. As you know MNDOT has been rebuilding Highway 95 to improve safety including widening shoulders, adjusting hill slopes to improve sight lines and adding rumble strips.
Based on concerns from area residents in relation to westbound 110th street, MNDOT and Washington County collaborated to install additional signage to give drivers more warning that they are coming to a stop sign at Highway 95.Also, to address safety concerns with 4-way stops on Highway 95 at both 70th street and 40th street, MNDOT will be moving ahead with installing stop signs with LED lights around the edge of the sign similar to the signs on E. Pt. Douglas Rd. and Hyde Ave. S. in Cottage Grove.
Until those signs can be installed next construction season, Washington County will install red flashing beacons similar to those on 80th St. and Keats Ave in Cottage Grove. Several orange warning flags have already been added to the stop signs and stop ahead signs to draw attention.
Many of you know that these intersections, especially 70th and Highway 95, have been the location of several serious vehicle accidents. I want to thank both MNDOT and Washington County for working together on these solutions.