The Roundabout is Nearing Completion. Are You Prepared?

Posted on May 27, 2021

Roundabout Drawing

As the roundabout construction nears completion, make sure you are prepared for the new traffic pattern.

When driving a roundabout:

  1. Slow down when approaching a roundabout.
  2. Observe signs and pavement markings.  You may notice a yellow, diamond-shaped sign with a circle of arrows indicating a roundabout ahead and the suggested speed.
  3. Choose your lane before entering the roundabout based on the direction you would like to travel (just like a traditional signalized intersection).
  4. Yield to traffic in ALL lanes to your left before entering.
  5. Stay in your lane until your exit.  Do not change lanes in the roundabout. Do not stop in the roundabout.

Here are a couple of other things to keep in mind when driving in a multi-lane roundabout.

  • You want to be in the right lane to turn right or go straight.
  • You want to be in the left lane if you’re going to go straight, turn left, or do a U-turn.

It is important to remember large vehicles need more space in a roundabout.  Avoid driving next to or passing large vehicles.  Sometimes large trucks need both lanes to turn in the circle. They may even need to use the truck aprons to make a tight turn.

Roundabout construction is anticipated to be complete in August 2021.

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