Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71

Bemidji

About this project

I-494 Ramp Closures
Irvine Avenue roundabout project map

Summary of work

  • Construct roundabout on Irvine Ave/Beltrami CR 15 at the ramp with Hwy 71

Traffic Impacts

  • Detour onto Townhall Rd, Hwy 71 and Lakewood Dr

Roundabouts

I-494 Ramp Closures
Visualizations for semi-truck turning movements through roundabout

Design

Roundabouts are being used more and more because they work well. A roundabout used at the right location will let you get through the intersection more safely and in less time. Watch "How About a Roundabout?". The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a video featuring the safety of roundabouts.

Semi-truck traffic

  • Roundabouts are designed to accommodate semis and larger vehicles
  • Turning movements depicted here are with a vehicle with a 62-foot wheel base
  • Check out the roundabouts tab to learn more