New Roundabout Approved For SW Rochester Intersection
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester City Council voted last night to proceed with the development of a new roundabout at an increasingly busy intersection just off South Broadway at the south end of the city.
By a unanimous vote, the Council authorized a nearly $160,000 contract to design a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of 48th Street and Commercial Drive Southwest. The approved resolution also amends the city's 2023 Capital Improvement Program to allocate $2.5 million in the Municipal State Aid funds for the transportation improvement project.
The City Council also directed staff to prepare for a study session early next year to create a process for priority rising roadway improvements for future funding.