What are Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI) and how do they work?

Reduced Conflict Intersections, also called RCIs or RCUTs, are intersections that decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-line divided highways. With an RCI, drivers from the side street only have to be concerned with one direction of traffic on the highway at a time. You don't need to wait for a gap in both directions to cross a major road. You can learn more about RCIs, at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT's) website.

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1. How do motorists use Highway 8 today?
2. What challenges or concerns have been identified along Highway 8?
3. What types of safety improvements are being considered along Highway 8?
4. How will access be "managed" along the corridor?
5. What is a "median" and what benefits could it provide to Highway 8?
6. Will I lose my driveway access to Highway 8?
7. Will additional travel lanes be added to Highway 8?
8. What additional accommodations will be made for pedestrians and bicyclists?
9. Are roundabouts part of the solution?
10. What are Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI) and how do they work?