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Brian556:
Ocoee, Florida:
https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=28.544174,-81.558455&spn=0.002349,0.003098&t=h&z=19

Can't figure out why they chose to put a roundabout here.


Flower Mound, Texas;
https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=32.990524,-97.066162&spn=0.006344,0.012392&t=h&z=17

The northern one had a street attached recently, but was a non-intersection roundabout for a long time.
The next one down looks like they might be attaching a street to it.

I really don't like these because they are two-lane roundabouts without proper pavement markings or signage, which could lead to an accident.

NE2:
I know we had this thread a few years ago.

1995hoo:
Lorton, Virginia, near Laurel Hill Golf Club. I assume the intent was to extend the one road someday.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7233373,-77.2493012,782m/data=!3m1!1e3

Edited to add:

Eisenhower Avenue at Holland Lane in Alexandria, Virginia, near the Patent and Trademark Office, is another fairly pointless one. While this roundabout does have a street providing a third leg off the roundabout, that street gets very little traffic and it probably would have made more sense just to make Eisenhower to Holland (and vice versa) a regular thru movement with the third leg just having a stop sign. More than 95% of the traffic through the roundabout connects between Eisenhower and Holland. (I have the labels turned off....if they don't display for you, Eisenhower is the street to the left of the roundabout and Holland is the street off the top of the roundabout. Extending Eisenhower east is not an option due to the cemetery. The label on the map referring to the black cemetery refers to a one-acre plot with graves from the 1800s. I don't know whether it was a slave cemetery, but the slave market was less than a mile to the northeast of there on Duke Street.)

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8008523,-77.0588736,835m/data=!3m1!1e3

doorknob60:
Reed Market Rd. in Bend: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.0407335,-121.3278429,203m/data=!3m1!1e3

Used solely for the purpose of turning around (for people leaving Farewell Bend Park heading East).

kphoger:

--- Quote from: Brian556 on February 24, 2015, 12:39:12 PM ---
Flower Mound, Texas;
https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=32.990524,-97.066162&spn=0.006344,0.012392&t=h&z=17

The northern one had a street attached recently, but was a non-intersection roundabout for a long time.
The next one down looks like they might be attaching a street to it.

I really don't like these because they are two-lane roundabouts without proper pavement markings or signage, which could lead to an accident.

--- End quote ---

It appears from satellite view that the ROW has already been cleared for a street shooting off to the west from the southern one.  I'd say it's likely that was the intent for both of them from the beginning.

I agree that proper lane striping on multi-lane roundabouts is crucial.

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