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Roundabout traffic solution?

Updated: Wednesday, August 28 2013, 06:53 AM CDT
TxDOT has proposed a modern day roundabout project in Kyle and says it can reduce traffic fatalities by 90%.

They're considering it for the intersection of FM 1626 and Kohlers Crossing in Kyle.

They'll be answering questions you may have and provide more information on mondern roundabouts tonight from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Hays County Precinct 2. That's located at 5458 FM 2770 in Kyle

A modern roundabout is a one-way, circular intersection without traffic signal equipment in which traffic flows around a center island. This intersection design only has eight potential conflict points, opposed to a signalized intersection which has 32 potential conflict points.
 
There are several benefits of a modern roundabout, which include:
        Up to a 90% reduction in fatalities
        76% reduction in injury crashes
        30-40% reduction in pedestrian crashes
        Advantageous to older and novice drivers
        Reduces the severity of crashes
        30-50% increase in traffic capacity
        Time savings (less delays experienced due to signal timing)
 
In any situation, proper signage, pavement markings, and roadway geometry help guide a driver through an intersection.

More info here: http://txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/austin.htmlRoundabout traffic solution?


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