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roundabout

1. Brit a revolving circular platform provided with wooden animals, seats, etc., on which people ride for amusement; merry-go-round
2. a road junction in which traffic streams circulate around a central island
3. an informal name for boring mill
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The fundamental difference between mini-roundabouts and all other types of modern roundabouts is reflected in the design concept.
Instead of intersections with traffic signals, the interchange will have two modern roundabouts to improve traffic flow, officials said.
One part of the innovative plan selects key intersections that cause major delays and takes steps to improve traffic flow through use of modern roundabouts.
As they continue to gain acceptance throughout the United States, modern roundabouts (not to be confused with traffic "calming" circles) have been shown to reduce injury accidents by 50 to 60 percent and fatalities by 80 percent or more.
Witler predicts that modern roundabouts, which are prevalent in European and Scandinavian countries, will be more common in the future because of safety benefits.