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 @ Palm Springs Dr.

Picture of Eagle Canyon roundabout

La Posada @ Rockwell Blvd

Picture of La Posada roundabout

Governor Gibbons joined RTC Commissioners, Mayor Geno Martini and other dignitaries at the project groundbreaking on July 12, 2007. The project included roundabouts on 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 Garth Oksol, RTC Engineering Manager at goksol@rtcwashoe.com or (775) 332-2137.

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 Engineering Manager at jmasterpool@rtcwashoe.com or (775) 335-1897.

Veterans Parkway / Geiger Grade Road Roundabout

The RTC completed the roundabout October 2011, linking Veterans Parkway to Geiger Grade Road. The project included widening Veterans Parkway from one to two lanes, installation of sidewalk and street lighting. For more information, contact Blaine Petersen, RTC Project Manager at bpetersen@rtcwashoe.com or (775) 335-1871.