Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 212


About this project

Map of intersection of Hwy 212 and Hwy 15 near Brownton

Summary of work

MnDOT is planning to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 212 and Hwy 15 near Brownton

Resurfacing will also take place at the intersection of Hwy 15 and the railway for a smoother road surface

The project is currently in its design phase with construction scheduled for 2026

Traffic impacts

A detour will be in place for the roundabout construction work and motorists can expect minor delays traveling through the area

As we near the start of the project in 2026, detour routes and specific construction impacts will be shared with the community


Project need

  • Slow vehicle speeds and lower risk of serious and fatal crashes
  • Reduce traffic back-ups and improve traffic flow
  • Provide safer pedestrian and bike crossings

Roundabouts show

  • 86% decrease in fatal crashes
  • 83% decrease in life altering injury crashes
  • 42% decrease in all crashes

Source: A Study of the Traffic Safety at Roundabouts in Minnesota (MnDOT 2017)

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