Traffic on the new roundabout connecting McClure Bridge Road, West Lawrenceville Street, and Irvindale Road in Duluth appears to be moving smoothly now that the circle has been asphalted and drivers are becoming more familiar with using it. Workers on the site reported the roundabout paving was completed Monday (April 2) afternoon.
Roundabouts are circulatory roadways with center islands where all traffic flows counter-clockwise. They are constructed to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents.
Yield and One-Way directional signs have been erected on the roundabout. Road markings are scheduled to be painted Wednesday, weather permitting.
The roundabout will also eventually link to a proposed Hospital Connector. Work on the connector is scheduled to start after the roundabout project is completely finished.