Since holding the first public meeting in May 2014, continued coordination with state and local agencies has provided additional information that may need to be included in the development and evaluation of project alternatives. Currently, DOTD and the project team is reviewing development activity in the project area and making a determination on the need for additional studies. The project team does anticipate additional traffic analysis to begin Winter 2014-15 with completion in early Spring 2015. Read More
We recently posted an item about the advantages of roundabouts and how they differ from conventional intersections. In short, roundabouts eliminate conflict points, while increasing vehicle capacity; they reduce costs of traffic lighting; are safer for pedestrians; and the center islands can be attractively landscaped in an environmentally friendly manner. Read More
A roundabout is a circular intersection where traffic flows in a counterclockwise direction around a center island. Although they may look similar, roundabouts are not traffic circles or rotaries which may have stop signs, traffic signals, and higher speeds. Roundabouts allow traffic to flow through the intersection freely at slower speeds than the roadway. Drivers entering the roundabout yield to traffic inside the roundabout and adjust their speed to fit into gaps between vehicles.