Posts Tagged "safety"

Mini-Roundabouts

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Introduction Mini-roundabouts are a type of roundabout that is significantly smaller than a regular single-lane roundabout, designed to fit in constrained right-of-way environments. They feature a traversable central island. Mini-roundabouts are present throughout Europe, Canada, to a limited extent the United States, and other countries. Mini-roundabouts are not modern roundabouts, rotaries, or traffic circles. Mini-roundabouts function similar to regular roundabouts but with a smaller footprint. They are best suited for physically constrained intersections with lower roadway speeds, to...

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Your Answer to Safer Rural Intersections!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Did you know that in 2010 the fatalities that occurred on rural roadways accounted for 55% of all traffic fatalities, yet only approximately 19% of the U.S. population lived in rural areas 1? This equates to an average accident rate on rural roads that is 2.5 times higher than on urban roads1 (once vehicle miles are factored in). As transportation industry professionals, what can we do to help reduce this disproportionate number of collisions on rural roads?  The answer is surprisingly quite simple…Rural Roundabouts!  According to an FHWA study, converting from a two-way stop...

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Ribbon Cutting at “One Thousand Mile Roundabout”

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Ribbon Cutting at “One Thousand Mile Roundabout”

The roundabout at Interstate 5 and Deschutes Road is officially open after the ribbon cutting on Wednesday October 16th. Omni-Means is proud to have been a part of the coalition lead by the City of Anderson including partnerships with Caltrans, Shasta County, the Shasta County Regional Transportation Agency, and the community which worked together to bring the project to reality. The new modern roundabout is the only one of its kind at an interchange on a thousand mile long stretch of Interstate 5 between southern California and the State of Washington. Construction of the project cost $5.2...

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Roundabouts in Action

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

The citizens and officials in Minnesota are singing the praises of roundabouts; the state currently has more than 100, and statistics show a significant drop in vehicular crashes since they embraced roundabout intersections as an alternative to the traditional stop or signal controlled options. As quoted in the Duluth News Tribune, Ken Johnson of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says “the data shows” that roundabouts “are the safest intersections” Minnesota has. Initial reservations some had about the intersections proved to be short lived as...

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