roundabout

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A future roundabout proposed in eastern Elk River is drawing opposition from local trucking companies, and the city is reconsidering the matter. The roundabout is planned at the intersection of 171st Avenue and Twin Lakes Road, located between Highway 10 and the railroad tracks just south of the Northstar train […]

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  Click here to read about roundabouts in Minnesota. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The finishing touches have been put on Elk River’s first roundabout. Located  at the intersection of Railroad Drive, Irving Avenue and Third Street near the old post office, the roundabout has been open but final striping and sign placement were not  […]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing writer The Otsego City Council expressed concern at their meeting on March 11 over a roundabout Wright County is proposing at the intersection of 70th Street and Oakwood Avenue. Wright County denied Otsego’s plan to leave the intersection similar to how it exists today, where motorists have to turn in order […]

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A native of England and proud resident of Elk River for 14 years, I applaud the forward thinking by our planners in considering the use of roundabouts, an intersection structure proven advantageous in thousands of locations throughout Europe over five decades. The benefits include the elimination of path-crossing of intersecting traffic, racing starts, red light […]

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