This project includes improvements to the intersection of Route 8/Business Route 67 and State Street in Desloge, Missouri. The current traffic signals in this location will be removed to construct a roundabout.
This project will be completed in an effort to improve safety and the overall efficiency of the intersection. The roundabout will have bypass lanes to allow motorists who wish to turn right to avoid going through the intersection. The most noticeable difference for motorists will be the ability to go when there is a gap in traffic instead of waiting for the signal to cycle through.
Driving in circles can be a good thing, if it means you get where you want to go quicker and safer. That’s why the Missouri Department of Transportation is using roundabouts as a way to manage traffic at some intersections. This video will help you better understand how to navigate a roundabout, plus explain the many benefits they have compared to traditional traffic signal intersections.
Navigating a Roundabout:
When approaching a roundabout, you will see a dashed white line and a yield sign at each entry point. Slow down, use your turn signal, look for oncoming cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists. When you see a safe opening, proceed into the roundabout. Follow the circle of traffic until you see the road you want to turn onto, then exit out of the roundabout. When entering a roundabout, remember, all vehicles already within the roundabout have the right of way. Do not enter a roundabout if an emergency vehicle is approaching a roundabout. If an emergency vehicle approaches while you are in a roundabout, exit immediately and pull over to the right side of the road. Never turn left when entering a roundabout. When exiting, be sure to use your right turn signal.
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