Village of Lake Orion – Roundabout Update

Village of Lake Orion – Roundabout Update

The proposed roundabout at the Miller/Orion/Flint streets intersection is on the agenda for Monday’s Lake Orion Village Council meeting.

The council will get an update from a representative from the Road Commission for Oakland County on the roundabout. Construction on the $570,000 project is expected to begin after Labor Day.

The council meeting is at 7:30 p.m. June 25 at Lake Orion Village Hall, 21 E. Church St.

Council agendas and board packets are available online at www.lakeorion.org. – J.N.

Direct link to the Village of Lake Orion Village Council June 25 meeting board packed information:roundabout

https://lakeorionmi.iqm2.com//Citizens/detail_meeting.aspx?ID=1144

One Response to "Village of Lake Orion – Roundabout Update"

  1. Scott Batson   June 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    People using the road make mistakes (like running stop signs and red lights), always have and always will. Crashes will always be with us, but they need not result in fatalities or serious injury.

    Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world – the intersection type with the lowest risk of fatal or serious injury crashes – (much more so than comparable signals). Modern roundabouts require a change in speed and alter the geometry of one of the most dangerous parts of the system – intersections. The reduction in speed and sideswipe geometry mean that, when a crash does happen at a modern roundabout, you usually need a tow truck, not an ambulance. Visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts. Roundabouts are one of several proven road safety features (FHWA).
    The life saved may be your own.
    https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/provencountermeasures/roundabouts/
    https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/innovative/roundabouts/

    Modern, slow and go, roundabout intersections have less daily delay than a stop light or stop sign, especially the other 20 hours a day people aren’t driving to or from work (it’s the #2 reason they’re built). Average daily delay at a signal is around 12 seconds per car. At a modern roundabout average daily delay is less than five seconds. Signals take an hour of demand and restrict it to a half hour, at best only half the traffic gets to go at any one time. ‘At best’ because traffic signals must have the yellow and all red portion (6+ seconds per cycle) for safety, and modern roundabouts do not. At a modern roundabout, drivers entering from different directions can all enter at the same time. Don’t try that with a signalized intersection.

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