Roundabout is built to the correct size
Rumors that the new roundabout at Hwy 169, Hwy 37 was built too small are false. The roundabout was built to the latest design standards and can accommodate large vehicles and oversized loads.
The red concrete aprons in the medians and around the center circle of the roundabout are designed to be driven on when large, oversized vehicles pass through the roundabout.
About this project
Summary of work
- Replace the existing signalized intersection at Hwy 169 and Hwy 37 with a new roundabout
- Construct ADA compliant pedestrian and bicycle crossings
"Getting There in a Roundabout Way" talk show
The "Getting There in a Roundabout Way" talk show was produced by Hibbing Public Access TV. The program features MnDOT engineers in a discussion about how the new Hibbing roundabout will improve safety and mobility at the intersection of Hwys 169 and 37.
How About a Roundabout? video
The "How About a Roundabout?" video explains the benefits of the roundabout system on Minnesota roadways and how they reduce injury crashes and fatalities, increase pedestrian safety, and lessen vehicle congestion and pollution.
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Hibbing roundabout design
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