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Roundabout Tips

Things to Remember When Driving Through a Roundabout:

  • Slow down when approaching the roundabout.
  • Yield to pedestrians in the entry crosswalk.
  • Look left, and yield to all traffic in the roundabout.
  • Enter only when there is a safe gap in traffic.
  • Make a right turn into the roundabout. Traffic flows counterclockwise.
  • Just prior to exiting, signal, and watch for pedestrians.
  • Yield to pedestrians in the exit crosswalk.
  • Stay in your lane; do not change lanes.
  • Do not stop in the roundabout.
More roundabout tips are provided under "Helpful Resources" on this page.

Roundabout Types

Modern Roundabout:

  • Modern roundabouts are circular, or elliptical, intersections that are controlled via yield signs on entries, circulate traffic counter-clockwise within the circulatory, provide proper speed control to reduce vehicle speed within the intersection to 25mph or less, and should not require lane changing inside the circulatory roadway to exit one’s respective destination leg within a multi-lane roundabout.
  • Single-lane roundabouts have typical diameters between 105ft-140ft, a truck apron, and a landscaped central island.
  • Multi-lane roundabouts have typical diameters between 150ft-180ft, a truck apron, and a landscaped central island. The typical diameter ranges noted previously are for urban and suburban locations. Rural locations and locations that experience a high rate of large trucks (at least 120 trucks per approach per hour) may require diameters outside of these ranges to fully accommodate the largest anticipated vehicle or a higher frequency of large truck traffic.

Mini/Compact Roundabout:

  • Mini and compact roundabouts have typical diameters between 60ft-105ft and a fully traversable central island that can be used by larger vehicles via means of a  mountable curb. 

Roundabout Locations

Intersections Open to the Public:

  • Teasley Ln. and Shady Oaks Dr.
  • Shoreline Dr. and Unicorn Lake Blvd.
  • Shoreline Dr. and Clubhouse Dr.
  • N. Bonnie Brae St. and Scripture St.
  • Hinkle Dr. and Mimosa Dr.

Additional Roundabout Resources

On this page there are several printable documents linked under "Helpful Resources" with tips on how to safely use roundabouts. To learn more about roundabouts, check out these resources from other organizations: