Heron Lake J-turn demonstration is June 29

Motorists will have the chance to practice maneuvering the new J-turn on Minnesota 60 during a "closed course" event with MnDOT officials.

HERON LAKE -- Motorists will have the opportunity to watch or participate in a live demonstration of the newly constructed Restricted Crossing U-Turn (J-turns) at the Minnesota 60 and Jackson County 9 intersection near Heron Lake on June 29.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Minnesota Department of Transportation officials will host the public event so that motorists, including agricultural equipment and semi-trucks, can practice driving through the RCUT. Regular traffic will be detoured through Heron Lake during that time frame.

A bus provided by United Community Action Partnership will also be on hand for individuals interested in riding through the intersection rather than driving their own vehicle.

Participants are asked to arrive to the intersection by traveling northwest through Heron Lake. Agricultural equipment and other large vehicles should enter on either side of Minnesota 60, where they'll be directed through by the Minnesota State Patrol.

The J-turns are being constructed along Minnesota 60 at Jackson County 24, 9 and 43 intersections.

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