Ready for another roundabout?
A new roundabout at Radio Drive and Military Road will be installed later this summer.
The structure is the last piece of a road rehabilitation project that took place last year and left a portion of the road undone with the existing all-way stop.
“It wasn’t a mistake,” Washington County traffic engineer Nik Costello said. “We did this on purpose because we knew we were coming back to do this project this year.”
Drivers frequenting the area, which serves as a buffer between Woodbury and Cottage Grove, have experienced congestion at the intersection.
Costello said the county could’ve left the all-way stop as is, but a single lane roundabout, which is easier to navigate and understand, will help relieve congestion, especially during peak times.
“We knew that intersection control wasn’t going to last,” he said.
The county plans to begin construction on the $1.45 million project after bids are awarded in August. The project is expected to take between two and three months to complete.
Funding for the project will come from state aid dollars, Costello said.
Construction will result in some detours through the east and west portion on Military Drive, but Radio Drive north and south will stay open the entire time.