Construction on Cloquet Roundabout is Underway [VIDEO]
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation Phase 1 one of the roundabout has begun as of Monday May 21 on the very dangerous Highway 33/I-35 intersection in Cloquet. The entire project is expected to be completed by Mid September.
For many residents in the area and general motorists this area has been a contention of complaints for many years and is known to be fairly dangerous. Although there is a bit of a learning curve with roundabouts, once you get the hang of it they are actually very efficient.
I have used the one at the base of the Bong Bridge in Superior many times and have not had any issues, but you do need to pay close attention to other motorists especially if they are not familiar with which direction they need to go.
There have been 5 serious crashes and 2 fatality crashes at this intersection over the past 10 years and MNDOT has stated that this roundabout will increase safety in that intersection.