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Welcome to the official web site for the Northwestern Connector project. This site has been designed to provide general information developed during the design & construction of the Northwestern Connector project. Please visit this site regularly as updates will be made throughout the duration of the project.

A cooperative transportation project being administered by the Road Commission for Oakland County in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Charter Township of West Bloomfield, and the City of Farmington Hills.


NAVIGATE ROUNDABOUTS

This video show you the steps of how to drive through a roundabout. Before entering the roundabout be aware of your intended exit and pick the appropriate lane. Look for the green guide signs and black-on-white lane-use signs as you approach the roundabout. These will provide general directions for roundabout use.

 

THE SAFTEY

According to the Federal Highway Administration, installing a roundabout typically results in:

76% reduction in injury-accidents
90% reduction in fatalities
40% reduction in pedestrian injuries
75% fewer “conflict points” compared to standard intersections
LESS DELAY
Roundabouts are designed to handle traffic more efficiently than signalized intersections. With traffic constantly moving and vehicles entering the intersection at lower speeds, more vehicles are able to move through the intersection at any given time.
AN IMPROVED ENVIRONMENT
With more vehicles able to move through the intersection at any given time, there will be fewer vehicles idling for shorter periods of time. Because idling vehicles cause the most air pollution, roundabouts result in reduced air pollution.

 

 

BICYCLES & PEDESTRIANS

Pedestrians have the right of way within crosswalks at any intersections, including roundabouts. For safety’s sake, pedestrians must never walk into the path of a vehicle if it is so close that it is an immediate hazard.

 



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