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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dakota County will soon open its first two-lane roundabout in Lakeville

Before the end of the month, Dakota County's first two-lane roundabout will open at the intersection of County Roads 50 and 60 in Lakeville, a place where traffic has been heavily congested in the past. The roundabout is anticipated to reduce the potential for delays and severe crashes.
 
This new intersection will be easy to navigate if drivers follow a few simple rules:
  • Pick your lane depending on where you intend to go. If you are making a left turn or a U-turn, you must be in the left lane. If you are making a right turn, you must be in the right lane. If you intend to go straight, you can use either lane.
  • Slow down as you approach the roundabout. This will allow you to be prepared to yield appropriately to pedestrians and bicyclists, and then to traffic in the roundabout.
  • Yield to all traffic in the roundabout. Traffic in either lane of the roundabout may be exiting, so it's important to yield to all traffic in the roundabout, regardless of which lane it is in.
 
Construction work will continue in the area of the roundabout through September, so please use extra caution as you drive through the construction zone.
 
For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us and search about roundabouts.

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