What is a Roundabout?

A roundabout is a one-way circular intersection without stop signs or traffic signals. Unlike the traffic circles of the past, modern roundabouts are typically smaller, have slower speeds and require entering vehicles to yield to circulating traffic.

photo of a roundabout viewed from above

Why install a Roundabout?

Roundabouts are replacing traditional intersections because they work well. In the right location, roundabouts keep you safer and reduce your travel time through an intersection.

Enhanced Safety

In national studies, roundabouts have been found to reduce total crashes by 35%, injury crashes by 75%, pedestrian crashes by 40% and fatal crashes by 90%.

Enhanced Air Quality

Fewer stops, starts, shorter queues, and delays, result in a reduction in vehicular emissions and fuel consumption.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Landscaping in the central island improves the appearance.

Enhanced Operation

Drivers will experience a reduction in delays and queues at roundabouts, especially during peak travel times.

Roundabouts Safety Graphic