Tuesday, May 20, 2014


On the planning board for the city is replacing the stop signs at the intersection of Lewis Lane and East Grand with a roundabout. From what I understand, the idea is to test one out there and, if it works, expand it to other sections of the city.

The problem is, of course, that the streets of the city that could most benefit from such a method of controlling traffic are on Highways 13 and 51, both of which are state highways, thus meaning the city would need state approval before implementing any such change in traffic there.  Putting a roundabout in place on a city only street is much less difficult than getting IDOT to sign on to the project.

1 comment:

  1. This intersection seems like an odd place to put a roundabout - right next to a school. Stop signs stop cars which kids look for. In roundabouts, cars yield - which kids won't look for.