No current traffic impacts. All driving lanes are open.
Stage 1: Complete
Stage 2: Complete
Stage 3: Complete
Stage 4: Substantially complete
All driving lanes are open to traffic. Some signage will be installed later in the fall/early-winter.
Summary of work
This project will replace the existing intersection on Hwy 33 where the I-35 ramps and frontage road meet with a new roundabout. Why a roundabout? This type of intersection control addresses all the high-speed right angle conflicts as well as addresses the concerns of the fatalities and injury-related crashes.
Over a period of 10-years, there have been two-fatality crashes and five-serious injury crashes at this location.
New roundabout video "Roundabouts/Truck Aprons"
Roundabout truck aprons are designed to be driven on. Roundabouts/Truck Aprons" video
How About a Roundabout? video
The "How About a Roundabout?" video explains the benefits of the roundabout system on Minnesota roadways and how they reduce injury crashes and fatalities, increase pedestrian safety, and lessen vehicle congestion and pollution.
Roundabout Myths video
Ten common myths about roundabouts. Roundabout Myths (10 Myth Version)
"Getting There in a Roundabout Way" talk show
The "Getting There in a Roundabout Way" talk show was produced by Hibbing Public Access TV to provide information for a roundabout being constructed in Hibbing.
This video includes generic information about roundabouts and may answer some of the questions you have about the roundabout that will be built in Cloquet.
Cloquet roundabout design
Select the video below to view the I-35/Hwy 33 Roundabout Simulation.