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%.
This safety video, created by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Nevada Office of Public Safety, provides good information to drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Completed RTC Roundabout Project
Virginia Street Project – Near Lawlor Events Center
Virginia Street Project – Midtown
Eagle Canyon @ Palm Springs Dr.
La Posada @ Rockwell Blvd
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.
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.
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.