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Reminder: Public Meeting on Roundabout Proposal and Hurd Avenue

A state-proposed roundabout at the intersection of routes 110 and 111 would impact residents in the Hurd Avenue area.

A public information session on the state proposed roundabout at the intersection of Shelton Road (Route 110) and Monroe Turnpike (Route 111), its effect on Hurd Avenue and options to handle that is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Council Chambers of Monroe Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Here are some links to past stories on the proposed project:

S. Wright September 10, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Seriously? A roundabout? Is this a joke? Have you seen how people drive in this town? All the accidents lately? You better darn well raise the driving age to 21 and make people take an IQ test before subjecting them to this.
ScottRAB September 10, 2012 at 08:48 PM
The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts that is mostly accurate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhHzly_6lWM ). Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world. Search www.iihs.org for FAQs and safety facts. The safety comes from the ‘slow and go’ operation instead of the ‘stop or go fast’ way a stop light works (or the ‘keep going fast’ large traffic circle fantasy). The smaller size of the modern roundabout is what makes them safer and keeps speeds in the 20 mph range. This makes it much easier to avoid a crash or stop for pedestrians. It also means that if a crash happens the likelihood of injury is very low. Safety is the #1 reason there are over 2,400 modern roundabouts in the US today and many more on the way. Slow and go also means less delay than a stop light, especially the other 20 hours a day people aren’t driving to or from work. Average daily delay at a signal is around 12 seconds per car. At a modern roundabout average delay is less than five seconds. Signals take an hour of demand and restrict it to a half hour, at best only half the traffic gets to go at any one time. At a modern roundabout four drivers entering from four directions can all enter at the same time. Don’t try that with a signalized intersection.
jim laguardia September 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Look kids, there's firemens field, oh and there's St jude, look kids its firmans field again. Oh hey look there is St. Jude
Alex September 11, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Not sure if a roundabout is the best option at that junction but I personally like them. Cape Cod has a lot of them that usually allows traffic to flow nicely.
Al October 23, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Lets go ring around the roundabout thats going to cause more accidents in the winter months.

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