Roundabouts have proven safer than traditional intersections, keeping vehicles, pedestrians, and bikers moving and avoiding one another. That’s why Eagan and Dakota County have added a number of them over the years. The two newest roundabouts opened in late August on Diffley Road — one at Daniel Drive and another at Braddock Trail. 

Whether you’re a driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, now’s the time to refresh your roundabout skills.


  • Slow down when approaching; for multilane roundabouts, get into the appropriate lane.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalk, both when entering and exiting; it’s the law.
  • Yield to vehicles already in the roundabout and merge into traffic when safe to do so.
  • Once you’re safely driving in a roundabout, don’t stop or pass.
  • Exit roundabout immediately for emergency vehicles and then pull over; don’t stop in a roundabout.
  • Give large trucks extra space in a roundabout. 


  • Cross only at crosswalks and always stay on designated walkways; use pedestrian crosswalk flasher when possible.
  • If there’s a median at the crosswalk, stop and check for traffic again before continuing. 
  • NEVER cut across a roundabout to the interior ring.


  • Ride with traffic inside roundabout or use crosswalks and ramps (especially for bikers who may ride much slower than traffic).
  • Follow the same rules as vehicles and yield when entering a roundabout. 

Find out more information about the Diffley Road upgrades at and more information and videos about roundabout safety at