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MnDOT to add fluorescent yellow tape to traffic lights in south-central Minnesota

MnDOT to add fluorescent yellow tape to traffic lights in south-central Minnesota Photo: FHWA/MnDOT

May 17, 2019 03:26 PM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will add fluorescent yellow tape to several traffic lights in south-central Minnesota to help motorists notice the lights more and help reduce crashes.

MnDOT says the fluorescent yellow tape will be installed around the rectangular back plate on the traffic signals, something already done by other states.

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"The reflective tape will make the signals look bigger and help motorists be more aware of them," said Nick Ollrich, MnDOT traffic engineer. "This will be especially helpful at night and in low-visibility conditions."

According to MnDOT, the tape will go on signals at intersections that are considered a higher risk for crashes and those that may have a record of past crashes. The state highway intersections selected for installation will be in Mankato, North Mankato, Waseca, New Ulm, Worthington, Windom, Jackson, Luverne, Fairmont and St. Peter.

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