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  1. Rhode Island Department of Transportation Roundabouts in Rhode Island Newington, CT July, 2010

  2. Roundabouts in Rhode Island • Centerdale, North Providence • Twin River Road, Lincoln • Royal Mills, West Warwick • Quonset Industrial Park, North Kingstown • Fruit Hill, North Providence * • Apponaug Bypass, Warwick * * In Design Stage.

  3. Roundabouts in Rhode Island Centerdale, North Providence Twin River Road, Lincoln Fruit Hill, North Providence Royal Mills, West Warwick Apponaug Bypass, Warwick Quonset Industrial Park, North Kingstown

  4. Rotaries in Rhode Island Dillon Rotary, Narragansett

  5. Rotaries in Rhode Island Newport Rotary, Newport

  6. Rotaries in Rhode Island Succotash Road, Narragansett

  7. Rotaries in Rhode Island Atwood Avenue, Cranston

  8. Rotaries in Rhode Island Peace Dale, South Kingstown

  9. Roundabouts in Rhode Island Centerdale, North Providence

  10. Centerdale, North Providence Looking West

  11. Centerdale, North Providence • Enhancement Project • Flush truck apron • Deflection at entry • Two legs are one-way only • Truck apron, crosswalks and sidewalks have same color

  12. Centerdale, North Providence • 10 crashes in the last three years

  13. Roundabouts in Rhode Island Twin River Road, Lincoln

  14. Twin River Road, Lincoln

  15. Twin River Road, Lincoln Looking East January, 2007 June, 2009

  16. Twin River Road, Lincoln Looking West

  17. Twin River Road, Lincoln Truck Apron

  18. Twin River Road, Lincoln Truck Apron

  19. Twin River Road, Lincoln • Physical Alteration Permit • Flush truck apron • Deflection at entry • Two lane circulatory roadway • Rumble strips to enforce vehicle paths • Directional signage for each lane • Yield pavement markings

  20. Twin River Road, Lincoln • 2 crashes since it opened • 1 lost control and hit an utility pole • 1 rear-end because yield to vehicle in circulatory roadway

  21. Twin River Road, Lincoln • Completed as part of a gambling facility expansion • Residents opposition to the expansion • Bad reception to anything related to this facility

  22. Twin River Road, Lincoln • Bad experience when a new project appears “overnight” • Calls and emails complaining on a “bad” and “stupid” idea • Lack of public information on project • Lack of public information on roundabouts

  23. Twin River Road, Lincoln

  24. Twin River Road, Lincoln • Learned from experience • Bring local officials on-board with the project • Present the project to local residents • Public meetings • On going outreach during construction

  25. Twin River Road, Lincoln • PowerPoint presentation on roundabouts, benefits and differences with rotaries • Videos of roundabouts in the country and in RI • Brochures • Material Available on our website

  26. Twin River Road, Lincoln • Renderings of the project • VISSIM videos of the operation of the proposed project • Q&A

  27. Roundabouts in Rhode Island Royal Mills, West Warwick

  28. Royal Mills, West Warwick

  29. Royal Mills, West Warwick Looking South

  30. Royal Mills, West Warwick • 1R/Bridge Project • Flush truck apron • No yellow line around center island • Sunken crosswalk • Skewed geometry • Truck apron, crosswalk and splitter islands have same color

  31. Roundabouts in Rhode Island Quonset, North Kingstown

  32. Quonset, North Kingstown

  33. Quonset, North Kingstown Looking Northeast

  34. Quonset, North Kingstown Looking West

  35. Quonset, North Kingstown Truck Apron

  36. Quonset, North Kingstown • Physical Alteration Permit • Raised truck apron • No yellow line around center island • Truck apron same color as circulatory roadway • Conflicting signage and pavement markings • Westbound departure

  37. Future Roundabouts in RI • Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence • Apponaug, Warwick (5) • Succotash Road, Narragansett • Dillons Corner, Narragansett

  38. Future Roundabouts in RI • Kingstown Road, South Kingston (3) • South County Trail, North Kingston • William S. Canning Blvd, Tiverton • Douglas Pike/Twin River Road, Lincoln • Newport Rotary • Ferry Road, Bristol • Hartford Pike, Scituate • Chopmist Hill Road, Scituate • North Road, Scituate

  39. Future Roundabouts in RI Fruit Hill, North Providence

  40. Fruit Hill, North Providence

  41. Fruit Hill, North Providence

  42. Future Roundabouts in RI Apponaug, Warwick

  43. Apponaug, Warwick Signal Alternative

  44. Apponaug, Warwick Roundabout Alternative

  45. Apponaug, Warwick Signalized Alternative

  46. Apponaug, Warwick Roundabout Alternative

  47. Apponaug, Warwick • Brought a national expert to present the case of roundabouts • Original designed project was approved • Changed from signals to roundabouts • Improved the acceptance of roundabouts

  48. Apponaug, Warwick

  49. Apponaug, Warwick

  50. Public Outreach • Roundabout Presentations • Website Information • Informational brochure • Videos of Roundabouts in the US