The Hermantown Police Department recently posted on their facebook page a "how to use roundabouts" info graphic.  The new roundabout at Midway & Maple Grove Road is scheduled to open this Friday, and it will take some time for motorists to adjust.

 

Every time a new roundabout opens in the area, tons of angry comments come in on how they are not safe. The problem isn't how roundabouts work, it's the fact that people don't take the time to understand how to use them smoothly.

It really isn't that complicated, and it really does save a lot of time and is safer. The biggest concern I have when one opens up is other drivers that don't understand how to yield and pull in front of you while you have the right of way.

There will be some growing pains, but ultimately this is the future intersection that we will be seeing more and more of over the years.