Friday, May 05, 2006

Strange roundabout slows traffic down

QUESTION: Could you please tell me why there is a roundabout (or should I say oblongabout?) just short of the intersection of Prospect Street and Pennsylvania Avenue to the west? I never saw one short of an intersection.
- S. Fallis

ANSWER: As part of a traffic-calming program to slow things down through a neighborhood, this roundabout was put in on a temporary basis, according to the city’s principal traffic engineer, David Krauth.“We test the traffic-calming devices and that was a test location. Speeding and cut-through traffic to get to the commercial area near Fillmore were a problem.”


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