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Roundabouts

Modern roundabouts provide for safer and more efficient travel for commuters and pedestrians. Various studies indicate roundabouts reduce vehicle collisions by 39% and injury-producing accidents by 76%. Roundabouts also improve traffic flow when replacing stop signs or traffic signals at intersections by as much as 75%.

To request copies of the brochures or a DVD of the instructional video, please contact Michael Moreno, RTC Community Outreach Officer, 775-335-1869 or email mmoreno@rtcwashoe.com.

Completed RTC Roundabout Projects

Eagle Canyon / La Posada @ Pyramid Highway


 

Governor Gibbons joined RTC Commissioners, Mayor Geno Martini and other dignitaries at the project groundbreaking on July 12, 2007. The project included roundabouts at Eagle Canyon Drive and La Posada Drive as well as lane widenings, new sidewalks, curb and gutter, and pedestrian ramps.  The project grand opening was celebrated on June 26, 2008. For more information, contact Michele Dennis, RTC Project Manager at mdennis@rtcwashoe.com or (775) 335-1861

Kietzke / Neil Roundabout

The RTC completed a new 2 lane roundabout at the intersection of Kietzke Lane and Neil Road in 2007. The project involved the conversion of a four-way stop sign controlled intersection to a roundabout at the intersections of Neil Road, Kietzke Lane, and Del Monte Lane. The project also included adding dual right turn lanes at the southbound freeway ramps with traffic signal modifications, including new sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and a public art component. The project grand opening was celebrated on September 13, 2007. For more information, contact Julie Masterpool, RTC Senior Traffic Engineer at jmasterpool@rtcwashoe.com or (775) 335-1897.

 

Veterans Parkway / Geiger Grade Road Roundabout

The $5.5 million project will extend Veterans Parkway to connect to Geiger Grade Road and construct a roundabout at the intersection. It will also widen Veterans Parkway from two to four lanes from Geiger Grade Road north to Rio Wrangler Parkway. Work is expected to finish in 2011. Contact Project Manager, Blaine Petersen at bpetersen@rtcwashoe.com or (775) 335-1871.