Kansas Roundabout Big Time Win for OS/OW Loads
(June 10, 2020)
- A new $5.2 million roundabout in Stafford County, Kansas has been completed. The project targeted a notoriously dangerous intersection with a significant history of crashes and where KDOT had taken steps to mitigate such incidents but were not successful. The roundabout features an inner circle for regular traffic and a permanent detour outer diamond shape to accommodate oversize loads, according to Scott Mullen, Kansas Department of Transportation area engineer. “SC&RA applauds this project as a great example of civil engineering looking holistically at transportation to include not just cars but permitted specialized transport,” said SC&RA Vice President, Transportation Steven Todd.
SC&RA advocates for OS/OW consideration in any roundabout project. It encourages members to use its Roundabout Position Paper
on the local, regional and state levels when discussing roundabout projects or dangerous intersections. “There is mutual interest in improving safety at intersections, and this Kansas project can be used as an example of smart planning and efficient transportation practices,” Todd added. For more information on SC&RA’s roundabout and interchange advocacy
efforts, contact Todd