The decision to construct a roundabout is made after considering multiple factors and comparing them to other traffic control measures, such as a traffic signal. Below you can learn about past and upcoming City of Rochester projects that include a roundabout.
18th Avenue NW Reconstruction Project (J7813)
18th Avenue NW, also known as County Road (CR) 112, provides a critical connection in the growing northwest corner of Rochester. As the community has grown north to 55th Street NW and beyond, the traffic on 18th Avenue NW has also increased. Among other benefits, the safety and flow of traffic through this corridor will be improved by the addition of a mini-roundabout at the 48th Street intersection. This project was completed in 2019.
Watch the video below from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on mini-roundabouts: