Why wasn’t a roundabout the recommended intersection configuration here? They seem to work well at other locations.

Although roundabouts are a good solution in many locations, they aren’t ideal for an intersection such as this with high traffic volumes and high turning movement volumes. A roundabout here could operate well until 2030 when increasing traffic volumes would create congestion and queues on the roadways leading into the roundabout. In addition, the multiple lanes needed for a proposed roundabout at this intersection could cause driver expectancy issues and crashes. The Improved Signalized Intersection provides a longer-term solution and has more flexibility for small modifications to address specific heavy turning movements.

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1. What are the planned improvements?
2. Will access to nearby business and commercial properties south of 5th Street/Hwy 86 be maintained or improved?
3. Does the City plan to improve Hwy 86, Ridge Road, and 5th Street to allow the Four Corners intersection to operate well?
4. How long do you expect the improved intersection to handle our growing traffic volumes?
5. When will Four Corners intersection improvements be constructed?
6. How will traffic detour during construction? Will rush hour, business, and school traffic be taken into consideration?
7. Why wasn’t a roundabout the recommended intersection configuration here? They seem to work well at other locations.
8. How is public input being considered?