Motorists are advised that a slight modification to the Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System (RICWS) at Highway 60 and Cottonwood County Road 1 at Mountain Lake will be made effective Wednesday, April 24, weather permitting.  The modification consists of extending the flashing warning time by one second or resulting in a 15 percent increase in warning time for County Road 1 traffic.

The modest increase from 6.5 seconds to 7.5 seconds is to strike a balance between providing additional notification to for more cautious drivers while not providing so much time that other drivers begin to distrust the flashers and enter the intersection despite the system’s warning.