In this March 2nd, 2023 article from the West Central Tribune, we learn of the $2.5 million in federal funding awarded to improve safety at the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 9 in New London, MN.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has also announced via email on the same day (March 2, 2023) that no decision has been made on how the safety improvements will be realized. Two solutions are currently under consideration and consist of an interchange and a roundabout concept. The $2.5 million in HSIP funding can be used toward either concept however additional funding will need to be secured as the $2.5 million dollar award only covers a portion of the total project cost.
MnDOT is anticipating a decision on a selected safety improvement for the intersection in June of 2023.
MnDOT District 8 receives $2.5 million federal award to improve safety at New London, Minnesota, intersection
A federal award of $4.4 million to the local Minnesota Department of Transportation office includes $2.5 million for a Highway 23 and Highway 9 intersection safety project at New London and $1.9 million for rumble strips on highways in district.
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation — District 8 is receiving a $2.5 million federal award to improve safety at the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 9 in New London and a $1.9 million award to install rumble strips on state highways throughout the southwest Minnesota district.
According to a news release, the funding is made possible through the Highway Safety Improvement Program, a federal-aid highway program with the purpose to significantly reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. It is a federally funded, state-administered program that requires a data-driven, strategic and performance-based approach to improving highway safety.
Other Project Priorities
Discover more about the 2023 Highway 23 Coalition Project Priorities, including the CSAH 9 Highway 23 New London intersection, on our website here.