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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

In Circles

Penndot is out with another effort to sell us on roundabouts.

It seems very few people like them.  Yet, Penndot continues to inflict them upon us.

Anyway, Penndot says its studies show there is a decrease in serious accidents where roundabouts have been installed, but an increase in fender benders and other collisions..

I'm still a skeptic.  They might be okay in some applications.  The Avoca Airport interchange, where there are a serious of roundabouts in a small space, remains a nightmare.  It will be interesting to see how the South Valley Parkway in Hanover Township and Nanticoke works.

The bottom line is go slow and be extra careful, and count the days until Penndot loses its fascination with these things.