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The wheels on the car go roundabout, roundabout May 8th, 2017

On Wednesday, May 3, the City of Salinas hosted a public outreach meeting to ask commuters and neighbors using Boronda Road east of US 101 how they would like see congestion relief improvements proceed.  Options discussed were roundabouts at intersections and a reduced width 4 lane arterial or signals at intersections with the necessary additional lanes for a 6 lane arterial and additional widening for turn moves at the intersections.  Wallace Group’s Principal in Charge of Civil and Transportation Engineering Jorge Aguilar is an expert on the advances, safety, and benefits of roundabouts and was on-hand to answer questions for the 80 to 100 stakeholders that attended. The Wallace Group team provided various exhibits and photo simulations that demonstrate how the roundabouts reduced speeds while allowing better overall traffic flow with less cost.  Safety at school and other pedestrian crossings would be expected to be enhanced due to the traffic calming and shorter crossing distances that the roundabouts were shown to provide.   

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Photo simulation of a roundabout for Boronda Road in Salinas, CA