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Traffic Alert

23 Jun, 2023

Over the next 4-6 weeks, the intersection of 5th Ave. SE, and 2nd Street, SE, will be closed as it is transformed into a roundabout. A roundabout is a one-way, circular intersection allowing vehicles to yield and merge, all while keeping traffic flowing. The roundabout will serve to improve the safety and flow of traffic. According to the Federal Highway Administration, roundabouts are safer than traditional intersections, with a 35% reduction in accidents, a 76% reduction in injuries, and a more than 90% reduction in fatalities. Roundabouts are a safer alternative to traffic signals and stop signs. The tight circle of a roundabout forces drivers to slow down, and the most severe types of intersection crashes — right-angle, left-turn, and head-on collisions — are unlikely. When commuting in the area beginning Monday, June 26, please plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our roadways.