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Roundabouts WI DOT
Posted 7/22/2011 | Engineering & Traffic Division
Modern roundabouts are the newest form of intersection in the United States. Many roundabouts can be found in Wisconsin, including Oshkosh, Sheboygan, West Bend, and Green Bay and soon to be constructed as part of the Pioneer Road Underpass project.
Roundabouts provide safe and efficient traffic flow and make use of extensive safety and traffic research conducted over the past 25 years in other countries.
Today's roundabouts are much smaller than the "traffic circles" of earlier years.
Roundabouts move traffic safely through an intersection because of slower speeds, fewer conflict points and easier decision-making.