National Roundabouts Week – September 17-21, 2018
We are committed to building safer roadways across the state. Intersections are where some of the most severe crashes can occur, and often roundabouts are the solution in these locations.
By eliminating left turns across oncoming traffic and thus nearly eliminating the chance of head on and T-bone collisions, crashes with injury are reduced by 75% and fatalities are reduced to almost 0.
Beyond improving safety, they also make for shorter travel times. Traffic flows smoothly in one direction. With no stoplights, motorists don’t have to sit at the intersection for periods of time before they are able to pass through. We’ve also engineered our roundabouts to handle big rigs and farm equipment that are so common in our state – truckers, that concrete apron is for you!
Motorists are not the only ones who reap the many benefits of roundabouts. Pedestrians’ lives are made easier and safer by only having to cross one lane of traffic at a time. For the environment, the lack of stopping and starting that cars need to do creates less pollution in the air.
Roundabouts are making communities safer. Learn more about Roundabouts and watch our how-to videos