• Solar Farm
  • slider
  • School Kids
  • library
  • Butterfly on Purple Flowers
  • main street
  • Fall Leaves
  • Chain Lake
  • Farming
  • Fire Fighters
  • Sunset
  • St. Croix Valley Railroad
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Old Barn
  • Central Park Playground
  • Midsummer Water Ball Fight
  • Police Squad Car
  • Moon Over North Branch
Save the Date! Come to City Hall Thursday, May 17th | 7-9 PM to discuss Economic Development initiatives in North Branch. Topics of discussion will include current business and expansion opportunities, and future growth and employment. 
Let your voice be heard! The City of North Branch is updating its Comprehensive Plan and we want your participation! Check out our community visioning map and give feedback on what you would like to see in North Branch’s future. 

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MnDOT Statewide Safety Improvement Project


MnDOT will embark on a statewide safety improvement project starting this summer through fall 2018.  Crews will be restriping and installing mumble strips at selected intersections in your community.  Exact dates have not yet been determined.  However, construction will take place during the off-peak hours of 9 am -3 pm daily in the following areas:

  • Hwy 96 between Hwy 61 and Hwy 95
  • Hwy 95 between North Branch and Taylors Falls
  • Hwy 95 between Scandia and Marine on St. Croix
  • Hwy 8 at Forest Lake

 

Most locations above should be completed in a few days, but motorists, residents and businesses will encounter delays throughout the work. 

 

A little background on this project.  As you may already know, more than 40% of fatal and serious crashes happen at rural intersections.  With this in mind we are installing the mumble strips to help reduce speed at select locations. A recent study done by FHWA concluded that a similar safety improvement design helped to reduce injury crashes by more than 30%. This safety improvement work will be done at 80 intersections across 20 counties, and six MnDOT districts. This work may also be a low cost solution in the future to improve intersection safety. 

 

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