Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35 and Hwy 19 roundabout

Rice County

About this project

Summary of work

Highway 19 and I-35 project map
Roundabout project at I-35 and Highway 19

A six-legged roundabout is scheduled to be constructed in 2024 at the northbound I-35 ramps and Hwy 19 interchange. It also encompasses the intersections of Rice Co. Rd. 46 and Co. Rd. 59. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and it is anticipated to be completed in the fall.

This is a local partnership project between Rice County and MnDOT. Rice County is taking the lead and you can find more details on their website.

Benefits of a roundabout

  • Significantly reduce the risk of serious and fatal crashes
  • Allows motorists to get through the intersection more safely and in less time
  • Handle more traffic with less delay than most stop signs or traffic signals
  • Slow traffic down to make entering and exiting the area easier for all users

Learn more about roundabouts and how to navigate them.

Traffic impacts