VDOT News - Northern Virginia
June 19, 2018
New Roundabout Complete at Poland Road
Permanent roundabout with raised median replaces temporary configuration
SOUTH RIDING, Va. – Drivers now have a new single-lane roundabout at Poland Road and Edgewater Street in South Riding, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The roundabout features a raised center island, as well as new curb and gutter along the approaches to the intersection to improve safety and drainage.
Some final detail work on the $1.9 million project will continue this summer, without major traffic impacts. The project is expected to be under budget and finish ahead of its October completion date.
The new permanent roundabout replaced a temporary configuration that was installed in 2013 to help improve safety and relieve significant backups during rush hours. The “instant roundabout,” installed over a weekend, was made using off-the-shelf products such as signs, pavement markings, mountable plastic curbs and posts. The temporary roundabout was recognized with a National Roadway Safety Award from the Roadway Safety Foundation and Federal Highway Administration in 2017 for its resulting improvement to safety, reducing crashes at the intersection in both number and severity. In a little more than a year prior to installation, ten crashes resulted in seven people injured. In the year and a half following, that number dropped to three incidents resulting in property damage only.
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