Roundabouts

Roundabout with cones in the median

Preferred Intersection Design

Roundabouts are becoming a preferred intersection design for many reasons including increased safety, reduced wait times, and less maintenance costs.

  • Reduce accidents by 39%
  • Reduce serious accidents by 75%
  • Reduce travel speed at the roundabout to between 15 and 25 miles per hour, yet still allowing traffic to move 
  • Roundabouts are safer intersections.
  • Single Lane Roundabouts have only 8 conflict points where an accident may occur, whereas a traditional intersection has 32

American flag flying near roundaboutIdle Time & Gas

Reduced idle time saving time and money (less gas) through the following:

  • Efficient way to move heavy traffic
  • No stop signs or traffic signals to slow down traffic

Less Money

Roundabouts cost less to maintain by the following ways:

  • No need to maintain traffic signal
  • Still functions despite power outages