Northwest NEWS

March 18, 2002

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WSDOT hosts open house at Cedarcrest for SR-203 roundabout

Courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation
   Travelers of State Route 203 and Northeast 124th Street in the Duvall area will have the opportunity to talk to design engineers and learn more about a planned roundabout at a public open house on March 27, from 5-8 p.m. in the Cedarcrest High School Commons, located at 29000 N.E. 150th in Duvall.
   The roundabout is a design solution being implemented to improve safety and traffic flow through that busy intersection.
   The Washington State Department of Transportation is planning to construct a two-lane modern roundabout on SR-203 and N.E. 124th. Currently, the intersection handles approximately 13,000 vehicles per day. Due to the complex nature of the SR-203/124th intersection, and increasing traffic volumes, a roundabout is considered an ideal fit for this location to keep severe accidents to an absolute minimum while keeping traffic flowing smoothly. With a modern roundabout design, entering vehicles always yield to vehicles within the roundabout. This results in a smooth flow of traffic and eliminates the long lines of vehicles seen at many signals waiting for the green light.
   Design Project Engineer Dave Edwards emphasizes that public input plays a critical role in design decisions for the intersection and encourages anyone interested in this project to attend the open house.