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Michigan Roundabout Resource Center

Valuable tips, advice and maps to help drivers navigate roundabouts throughout Michigan

Roundabouts are popping up all over Michigan. And whether you like them or not, this new intersection format is definitely an adjustment for drivers. There are currently more than 100 roundabouts in the state with more planned each year.

Below are several resources to help drivers understand these intersections better and navigate through them safely. Watch for updates to the proposed list of new roundabouts as well as additional resources as they become available.

What is a roundabout?

A roundabout is a circular intersection where the traffic lanes travel counterclockwise around a central island. It does not have traffic lights or stop signs. A roundabout keeps traffic moving by allowing the right-of-way to vehicles inside roundabout while requiring entering vehicles to yield. 

The appeal of the roundabout design is that they are intended to allow a high volume of traffic to continue to flow without interruption while simultaneously safely reducing the severity of car crash injuries, traffic delays and backups.

Map of Michigan Roundabout Locations

Comprehensive list of all roundabouts on public Michigan roads. This map allows you to zoom into local areas and click on specific intersections for more details.


Details on Upcoming Roundabouts


Proposed Michigan Roundabouts

These construction projects have been approved and are slated to be completed over the next several years. Check back often as new roundabouts are added once announced by MDOT or local road commissions.

LocationAreaDateMore Info
Miller and Wagner RoadsScio Township, Washtenaw County2021Learn More
Zeeb and Liberty RoadsScio Township, Washtenaw County2021Learn More
Forest and Collins RoadsLansing, Ingham County2021Learn More
LaPlaisance Road Ramps and I-75Monroe, Monroe County2021Learn More
M-28 and H-58Munising, Alger County2021Learn More
North Avenue and Emmett StreetBattle Creek, Calhoun County2021Learn More
Grand Blanc and Linden RoadsMundy Township, Genesee County2021Learn More
Oakhill and Sashabaw roadsIndependence/Brandon Township, Oakland County2021Learn More
8 Mile and Currie RoadsLyon Township, Washtenaw/Oakland County2021Learn More
Parsons and Airport Access RoadsTraverse City, Grand Traverse County2021Learn More
Division Street and Crosby RoadCadillac, Wexford County2021Learn More
M-343 and G AvenueRichland/Comstock Townships, Kalamazoo County2021Learn More
M-43 and Timber Creek RoadDelta Twp, Eaton County2021Learn More
G Avenue and Gull RoadKalamazoo, Kalamazoo County2021Learn More
Hammond and Four Mile RoadBlair Township, Grand Traverse County2021Learn More
M-37 and Blair Townhall RoadBlair Township, Grand Traverse County2021Learn More
Garfield and Potter RoadsBlair Township, Grand Traverse County2021Learn More
Embury and Grand Blanc roadsGrand Blanc Township, Genesee County2021Learn More
Orchard Lake Road and Hunters Lane (between 13 and 14 Mile Roads)Farmington Hills, Oakland County2022Learn More
Pontiac Trail and North Territorial RoadSalem Township, Washtenaw County2022Learn More
Hammond at Garfield RoadBlair Township, Grand Traverse County2022Learn More
Hammond and Three MileBlair Township, Grand Traverse County2022Learn More
North Franks Avenue and East Lafayette StreetSturgis, St. Joseph County2022Learn More
McCain and Dearing roadsSpring Arbor Twp, Jackson County2022Learn More
U.S. 31 and M-22Manistee Twp, Manistee County2022Learn More
US-41 and Lakeshore DriveIshpeming, Marquette County2023Learn More
North Road and M-136Clyde Township, St. Clair County2023Learn More
Keystone and Cass RoadBlair Township, Grand Traverse County2023Learn More
Keystone and River RoadBlair Township, Grand Traverse County2023Learn More
U.S. 10 and Mackinaw RoadsBay City, Bay County2023Learn More
I 94 and M-40Paw Paw, Van Buren County2025Learn More

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Top 10 Michigan Roundabout Crashes – 2020

RankCountyCity/TwpLocationTotal CrashesInjuries
1Macomb CountySterling Heights18 1/2 MILE RD @ VAN DYKE AVE1318
2Oakland CountyCommerce TwpMARTIN PKWY @ N PONTIAC TRL1104
3Oakland CountyFarmington HillsORCHARD LAKE RD @ 14 MILE RD8911
4Washtenaw CountyAnn ArborSTATE RD @ W ELLSWORTH RD696
5Oakland CountyWest Bloomfield TwpFARMINGTON RD @ W MAPLE RD432
6Oakland CountyFarmington HillsFARMINGTON RD @ W 14 MILE RD374
7Oakland CountyCommerce TwpOAKLEY PARK RD @ MARTIN PKWY370
8Oakland CountyRochester HillsLIVERNOIS RD @ W HAMLIN RD355
9Livingston CountyGreen Oak TwpLEE RD @ WHITMORE LAKE RD (WEST of US 23)352
10Kalamazoo CountyKalamazooSPRINKLE RD @ CORK ST (NORTH OF I 94)336


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Determining fault in a roundabout accident

A driver will be determined to be at fault in causing a roundabout accident in Michigan if he or she: (1) fails to exercise the ordinary care that a reasonable careful driver would; (2) violates state and/or local traffic laws; (3) rear-ends the victim’s vehicle; (4) fails to yield the right of way to the circulating roundabout traffic; (5) unsafely changes lanes; (6) stops his or her vehicle in the roundabout; (7) speeding; and/or (8) tailgating. (Sources: M Civ JI 10.02; M Civ JI 12.01, 12.03 and 12.05; MCL 257.402(a); 257.649(6); 257.642(1); 257.648(1); 257.627(1); 257.643(1))

To learn more, check out our blog post, “Who Is At Fault In A Roundabout Accident In Michigan?

This information is important for drivers who have been injured and/or experienced vehicle damage in a roundabout accident. Determining fault on the part of the driver who caused the crash is essential to recovering pain and suffering compensation from the at-fault driver. It will also affect whether you have to pay your collision deductible and/or whether you can pursue a mini tort claim against the at-fault driver.

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Vehicle damage reimbursement

While roundabouts promote better safety with less injury and fatality accidents, the majority of car crashes at these intersections result in vehicle damage. With that in mind, Michigan drivers who do not carry broad collision coverage on their insurance can get reimbursed for a portion of their deductible if they were 50% or less at fault.

This vehicle damage reimbursement is called a mini tort claim and can be submitted to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. To learn more about this process, and how to submit a claim, please visit our mini tort page.

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How to drive in a roundabout in Michigan

When you drive and/or navigate through a roudabout in Michigan it is important to keep in mind that traffic moves in a counterclockwise direction.

1.      Slow down as you approach the roundabout

2.      Look to see if there are other vehicles present

3.      Vehicles already in the roundabout have the right of way

4.      Vehicles entering roundabout must yield to oncoming traffic

5.      Always yield to vehicles already in the roundabout

6.      Check signs and pavement markings to determine proper lane

7.      When safe to do so, enter roundabout

8.      Enter the appropriate lane

9.      Travel to destination street, activate your turn signal, then exit

10.   Never drive next to or try to pass a large truck

11.   Give large vehicles extra room in the roundabout

12.   Never stop in the middle of a roundabout

13.   Yield to pedestrians using a crosswalk in a roundabout

Roundabout videos

  • How to Use a Roundabout (Michigan Department of Transportation)

  • Animated Video — How to Use a Roundabout (Michigan Department of Transportation)

  • Actual accident at Maple and Drake roundabout — Why It’s so Important to Stay in Your Lane

  • Roundabout Myths — Large Trucks

In the meantime, we encourage all drivers to slow down when approaching a roundabout and yield to oncoming traffic. If you’re involved in an accident, always make sure to contact the police, document the damage, get the other driver’s information and ask witnesses to provide a statement.

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