Hermantown is getting its first roundabout, with construction to begin Monday, June 11 at the intersection of Midway Road and Maple Grove Road.  This intersection was targeted because it has a higher number of accidents than it should and traffic often gets backed up at this location.

According to a St. Louis County press release, during the first month of the project, Midway Road will remain open to traffic. Maple Grove Road, however, will be closed on both sides of the intersection. Detours will be posted directing motorists to use Lavaque Road and Morris Thomas Road.

Beginning July 9, Midway Road will close at that intersection with Maple Grove Road. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Highway 2, Canosia Road and Highway 194. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Highway 53, Lavaque Road and Highway 2. Large trucks will be detoured to Highways 33 and 2.

The $2.1 million project, funded by State Aid dollars, is expected to be complete by August 31 at which time both roads will be reopened.