Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35/Hwy 33 Roundabout


Traffic impacts

I-35/Hwy 33 roundabout project map
I-35/Hwy 33 roundabout project map. Click for larger PDF version.
This project is divided into four stages to allow traffic flow through the work area.

Stage 1: Complete

Stage 2: Complete

Stage 3: Construct ramp
Start Date: August 13
Anticipated Completion Date: Week of September 17.
Frontage Road and the ramp from southbound Hwy 33 to northbound I-35 will be closed to through-traffic. Motorists should take southbound I-35, exit at the Hwy 210 interchange and then enter back onto northbound I-35.
Because Frontage Road serves mainly local traffic, no signed detour will be provided.
During late-Stage 3, motorists will travel on the newly-constructed roundabout.

All other movements to remain open to motorists.

Stage 4: Construct free-right
During Stage 4, motorists will travel on the newly-constructed roundabout and ramps, while the free-right from southbound I-35 to northbound Hwy 33 is constructed.

Anticipated Start Date: Late-August/Early-September
Anticipated Completion Date: Mid-September    

Completed stages of work

Stage 1: Construct northbound and southbound Hwy 33 bypass
Stage 2: Construct roundabout

Heading north this summer?

Watch this short video.

Another project on I-35 is scheduled to continue in 2018 in the Twin Cities Metro Area. For complete details about this project please visit the project website.

I-35 project map

Summary of work

This project will replace the existing intersection on Hwy 33 where the I-35 ramps and frontage road meet with a new roundabout. Why a roundabout? This type of intersection control addresses all the high-speed right angle conflicts as well as addresses the concerns of the fatalities and injury-related crashes.

Over a period of 10-years, there have been two-fatality crashes and five-serious injury crashes at this location.

Existing intersection

I-35 and Hwy 33 from the South.

The existing intersection.

Proposed roundabout

I-35 and Hwy 33 from the Northeast.

The proposed Cloquet roundabout.

New roundabout video "Roundabouts/Truck Aprons"

Roundabout truck aprons are designed to be driven on. Roundabouts/Truck Aprons" video

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.

Roundabout Myths video

Ten common myths about roundabouts. Roundabout Myths (10 Myth Version)

"Getting There in a Roundabout Way" talk show

The "Getting There in a Roundabout Way" talk show was produced by Hibbing Public Access TV to provide information for a roundabout being constructed in Hibbing.

This video includes generic information about roundabouts and may answer some of the questions you have about the roundabout that will be built in Cloquet.

Cloquet roundabout design

Select the video below to view the I-35/Hwy 33 Roundabout Simulation.