COVID-19 InformationInformation and Updates for Community Members

Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 108
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2400
Fax: 507-328-2401

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts


How to Navigate

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Roundabouts are designed to make intersections safer and more efficient for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Learn how to navigate a roundabout by watching the video below produced by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


Key points for DRIVERS:

  • Slow down and move into the appropriate lane (if a multi-lane roundabout).
  • Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
  • Yield to vehicles already in the roundabout; merge into traffic flow when safe.
  • Stay in your lane
  • Continue through the roundabout until your exit; do not stop if an emergency vehicle approaches, exit the roundabout immediately and then stop.
  • Do not stop in the roundabout.
  • Yield to pedestrians when exiting the roundabout
  • Give oversized vehicles extra space and do not drive next to them

Key points for PEDESTRIANS:

  • Only cross at roundabouts and always stay on the designated walkway
  • Never cross to the center island.
  • Use the splitter island as a halfway point where you can check for approaching traffic.
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation video: Pedestrian Rules for a Roundabout

Key points for BICYCLISTS:

  • Walk bikes through crosswalks OR ride with traffic inside the roundabout
  • When riding in the roundabout, follow the same rules as vehicles. The slower traffic speeds inside a roundabout allow cyclists to travel at or near the same speeds as the vehicles.
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation video: How Bicyclists Should Navigate a Roundabout