California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Today's Date: Oct. 8, 2015
District: 6 - (Fresno)
Contact: Tami Conrado
Phone: (559) 488-4082
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

Roundabouts Becoming an Increasingly
Popular Intersection Alternative

Kern County – Caltrans plans to construct as many as 20 new roundabouts in the Central Valley in the near future—the latest being the Reservation Road Roundabout in the city of Porterville. But as transportation agencies nationwide, including Caltrans, are adopting roundabouts as a safer, more sustainable intersection alternative, drivers are still a bit hesitant to embrace the change.

In this News Flash, Caltrans talks to local residents nearly a year after the construction of the Kerman Roundabout and explores the many benefits of this type of intersection. 
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This News Flash is the 49th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that keep California’s transportation system moving forward.

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