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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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Traffic circles (or conventional roundabouts) can be defined as intersections where traffic circulates around a center island but unlike modern roundabouts priority is given to the vehicles entering from branches and are designed considering weaving movements as the basic goal (Stanic et al.
Synthesis of Highway Practice 264: Modern roundabout practice in the United States (Monograph of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program).
The $10 million signature project incorporates every feature of a modern roundabout.
The video asks the question, "With all of these benefits, why aren't all transportation agencies building modern roundabout intersections?
In 1990 the modern roundabout arrived in the United States in Summerlin, a planned community on the west side of Las Vegas, NV.
The modern roundabout also uses a narrower bridge, therefore contributing to savings in construction costs.
Project Description and Location : Preliminary Engineering, Design and Construction of a modern roundabout at the
Tenders are invited for Hebron Avenue Modern Roundabout Design
Following preparation of a preliminary report referenced elsewhere in this document and following extensive discussion a decision was made to proceed with design and construction on a modern roundabout at the intersections of New London Turnpike and House Street.
Project shall also include the installation of electrical conduit and wiring, a meter pedestal, streetlights, a modern roundabout, a traffic signal, rectangular rapid flash beacon pedestrian crossing assemblies, permanent signing, striping, concrete curb and gutter, concrete median islands, concrete sidewalk, concrete barrier rail, concrete drop inlets, 2,500 LF of concrete channel floor, storm drain manholes, 18-inch to 60-inch reinforced concrete piping, landscape, landscape irrigation, performing utility adjustments; and construction of a vehicular bridge on Newport Drive spanning the C-1 Channel.
A modern roundabout is one-way circular intersection designed to maximize safety and minimize traffic delay, stated Matt Bullock, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways District 5 Office in Louisville.
A preferred alternative is being developed which will construct a modern roundabout.