Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 59/Willow St. Roundabout

Detroit Lakes

Project details

Hwy 59/Willow St. Roundabout
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Construction is complete on the roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 59 and Willow Street in Detroit Lakes.


  • Opened July 24


  • $1.7 million

Project history

A Detroit Lakes Transportation Planning Study was conducted from November 2009 to February 2011 by HR Green, a consulting firm. It examined current and projected transportation needs west of Hwy 59 in Detroit Lakes. One of the recommendations included in the study is a roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 59 and Willow Street.

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  • Slow down as you approach the roundabout.
  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the roadway.
  • Watch for signs or pavement markings that require or prohibit certain movements.
  • When entering a roundabout, yield to vehicles already in the roundabout. Do not cross into the roundabout until all traffic from the left has cleared.
  • After entering the roundabout, drive in a counter-clockwise direction until you reach your exit.
  • Do not stop, pass or change lanes within a roundabout.
  • If an emergency vehicle approaches, exit the roundabout immediately and then pull over.

Read more about roundabouts in Minnesota

Americans with Disabilities Act

Accessibility and state highway projects

All MnDOT projects--both new construction and rehabilitation projects-- must include an evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Specifics for this project

The Hwy 59/Willow St Roundabout project will include pedestrian facilities on all four quadrants of the intersection. The pedestrian facilities will include crosswalks, ADA compliant pedestrian ramps and bicycle bypass ramps.