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Roundabouts

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 Michigan 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.

Map of Michigan Roundabout Locations

Comprehensive list of all roundabouts on public Michigan roads. Last Updated May, 2018. This map allows you to zoom into local areas and click on specific intersections for more details.


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.

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Top 10 Michigan Roundabout Crashes – 2017

wdt_ID Rank Dangerous Intersection Total Crashes Injury Crashes Only
1 1 18 1/2 Mile Road and M 53/Van Dyke
Sterling Heights, Macomb County
165 13
2 2 Orchard Lake Road and 14 Mile Road
Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield Twp, Oakland County
144 24
3 3 Martin Parkway/M5 and Pontiac Trail
Commerce Twp, Oakland County
142 9
4 4 State Street and Ellsworth Road
Ann Arbor/Pittsfield Twp, Washtenaw County
110 2
5 5 Farmington Road and Maple Road
West Bloomfield, Oakland County
77 4
6 6 Farmington Road and 14 Mile Road
Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield, Oakland County
76 3
7 7 Lee Road and Whitmore Lake Road
Green Oak Twp, Livingston County
64 4
8 8 Livernois Road and Hamlin Road
Rochester Hills, Oakland County
53 6
9 9 26 Mile Road and S M-53
Washington Twp/Shelby Twp, Macomb County
53 3
10 10 Oakley Park Road and Martin Parkway
Commerce Twp, Oakland County
47 0

Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

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Determining fault in a roundabout accident

We interviewed a traffic investigator at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to learn how law enforcement determines fault in a roundabout car crash. What did we find? Most crashes in roundabouts are the result of one driver failing to yield the right-of-way to a vehicle already in the roundabout. When that happens, the driver that did not yield would be put at fault.

To read more about how police officers determine fault, and for more tips on roundabout safety, please take a look at our Michigan Auto Law blog post, “Who’s At Fault in a Roundabout Accident?

This information is important for drivers who have to pay their deductible if they’re at fault for a crash, or those who do not carry broad collision coverage and may qualify for reimbursement from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

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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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Navigating a roundabout

Many state and federal authorities produce helpful resources for drivers to better understand roundabouts:

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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