New development coming on Moorland Road, as well as a subdivision to the south have prompted city planners to have a traffic study done on the intersection; could a roundabout be placed there?
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Recent backups at the intersection during peak times have the city initiating a $12-$15,000 study of the site. Could a roundabout be recommended?
If you've had someplace to go around 5 p.m. on any given weekday, and you needed to travel through the intersection of Moorland Road and Woods Road, you've probably had to wait in line to do so. The city has taken note as well, and will fund a study to see what can be done to alleviate the delays. The study will cost between $12,000 and $15,000, and could recommend no changes, adding stoplights, adding turn lanes or replacing the four-way stop with a roundabout. The backups were especially notable over the summer, when Janesville Road reconstruction and Tess Corners Drive construction increased the number of cars using the alternate route. During the 3-6 p.m. drive time, the Muskego Police Department even sent an officer to act as a …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
They're growing in popularity among traffic engineers and the Wisconsin DOT, but not everybody loves this form of intersection control. Vote in our poll and tell us more in the comments.
Traditional American attitudes about traffic roundabouts were probably best summed up in the 1985 film “National Lampoon’s European Vacation,” when Clark Griswold famously “can’t get left.” But in Wisconsin and the United States, roundabouts have been increasingly developed at problem intersections. Wisconsin has more than 200 roundabouts, according to the state Department of Transportation. Three have been added on the Highway 33 construction in Port Washington, and they are sprinkled throughout suburban counties. Not everyone loves them, of course. Sussex emphatically rejected the idea as part of Main Street reconstruction, with overwhelming community support. And an accident Wednesday night at the intersection of Highway LL and Sunset …