This project will convert the existing four-way stop intersection into a single lane roundabout with sidewalk and bicycle accommodations. Improvements being considered include crosswalks, new sidewalk, planting strips, planted splitter islands, landscaping, street lighting, bike lanes and utility relocation.
A roundabout design for the Beam Road and Shopton Road intersection is recommended by the project team for the following reasons:
Congestion during peak hours can be an issue at this intersection. This problem will only worsen as traffic increases over time. Roundabouts can move vehicles more quickly and efficiently through intersections.
Roundabouts are designed to cause drivers to reduce speeds.
By eliminating stopping and starting at the four-way stop during off-peak hours, operations will be improved and automobile emissions will be reduced.