The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Hennepin County are poised to transform the intersection of Highway 12 and County Road 90 in Independence by constructing a roundabout in 2021.

MnDOT unveiled preliminary engineering drawings at a soft open house, held as part of Independence’s April 30 public open house on the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Later in the week, MnDOT officials moved on to a meeting of the Highway 12 Safety Coalition in Delano. The purpose of these visits was to collect feedback from anyone who would be affected by the proposed project.

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