The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County will begin construction on a new roundabout at 4th Street/Woodland Avenue on Monday, September 12.
This new roundabout will improve safety and operations at this intersection. It will reduce conflict points, provide new bicycle and pedestrian facilities, help with traffic calming, and include new lighting to increase safety.
Roundabouts provide a number of benefits. Studies show that roundabouts improve safety by reducing crashes by 30%. By design, roundabouts force vehicles to slow down. Additionally, the severity of any crashes that may occur is also reduced, because there are fewer head-on or t-bone collisions.
Currently, the intersection is controlled with stop signs. With high vehicle speeds on 4th Street, cross traffic has a hard time finding gaps to make turns. Those attributes pose a safety risk for increased crashes. The RTC anticipates the installation of a new roundabout will significantly improve safety for everyone at that intersection.
Construction on the project is anticipated to be complete in summer 2023, weather permitting.
This project represents an approximate $4.3 million investment in our community.
To learn more about the project, and see a video rendering, please visit the project website at 4th-Woodland-Roundabout.com.