A construction open house for the roundabout planned for 70th Street South and Hinton Avenue South will be 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove.

At this open house, residents will:

• Learn about the project's staging, schedule and impacts

• Talk to the construction team about needs or concerns during construction

• Be able to sign up for construction updates

The intersection improvement project is intended to construct a roundabout to replace the current four-way stop control. The roundabout will be built for two lanes of traffic to accommodate a potential widening of 70th Street to four lanes in the future. In the near term, the roundabout will be striped to function as a single-lane facility.

A roundabout was chosen as the preferred traffic control for this intersection due its ability to provide adequate capacity and operate with very little delay.