As the roundabout construction nears completion, make sure you are prepared for the new traffic pattern.
When driving a roundabout:
- Slow down when approaching a roundabout.
- 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.
- Choose your lane before entering the roundabout based on the direction you would like to travel (just like a traditional signalized intersection).
- Yield to traffic in ALL lanes to your left before entering.
- 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.