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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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"These are all important upgrades, identified as needed in the city's Mount Read Boulevard Corridor Study, and the proposed changes to the traffic circle will make it safer while also improving traffic flow."
Traffic engineers, city planners and others love roundabouts (not to be confused with rotaries or traffic circles; see glossary) for a number of reasons.
March for Life participants will initially gather near the Winged Victory Monument, the statue in the traffic circle near the Legislative Building, and then march to the north steps.
By July, Niagara Falls Water Board engineers determined that the gigantic sculpture was too heavy for the water lines underneath the traffic circle. That necessitated going back to the Greenway for another $150,000 to remedy the situation, bringing the total cost up to $585,000.
Forces have accelerated clearing the remaining portion of the city of leftover land mines at locations including the national hospital complex, soccer stadium, and Al Naim Traffic Circle. In Iraq, security forces have been fighting against IS holdouts in Rawa and Al Qaim.
* Portsmouth No, 38 (Portsmouth Traffic Circle): $23.7 million
Since her arrest, witnesses have told police Donahue was driving at speeds up to 30 mph to reach the roundabout on Jasper Road and South 42nd Street, where she made slow laps around the traffic circle before witnesses intervened.
by ONA An army soldier secures the area of a blast site in the Baytara traffic circle in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday.
For instance, in Jordan, popular opinion suggests the best way to tackle a crowded traffic circle is to dive bumper first into the flow without stopping -- I mean, usually it works.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A suspected suicide car bomber detonated his explosives just after 12 noon on Monday at the busy traffic circle leading to the first checkpoint at Hamid Karzai International Airport, killing at least five people and injuring 16, including two children.
At the suggestion of the American Legion, the city explored naming a traffic circle after local veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
MORELIA -- Mexican police found the heads of three men Thursday on a traffic circle in Michoacan, a western state where the government deployed troops in May to contain drug cartel violence.