The Wright County Highway is taking steps to control a treacherous intersection north of the Albertville Premium Outlets area along Wright County Highway 19.
Starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, the intersection of 70th Street Northeast and County Highway 19 will become a four-way (all-way) stop. This means traffic in each direction will be forced to stop at the intersection and follow turn/procession directions.
Signs for traffic heading north/south on County Highway 19 will be equipped with flashing lights to warn drivers of the new controlled intersection. All four signs will be installed Monday and Tuesday of next week.
The control comes as 70th Street Northeast, which creates the northern border of Albertville and one of the southern borders of Otsego in the area, becomes a major east/west thoroughfare. Construction is nearly complete on the new stretch of 70th Street that connects the road with Wright County Highway 37 to the northeast of Albertville in Otsego. A roundabout has been installed at the new 70th/County 37 intersection to control that traffic as it proceeds east or west before hitting a curve that sends County 37 traffic south toward Albertville.
Construction on the County 37/70th Street project, which is to the east of this new controlled intersection on Wright County 19 and 70th Street, is set to be complete for the season sometime later this month.