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Author Topic: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle  (Read 1479 times)

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How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« on: January 19, 2022, 12:26:10 PM »

I saw a pic on a Howard Johnson Restaurant nostalgia social media post. The Ho Jo in Brattleboro was on what is today the SE quadrant of the circle. However then an overhead sign directed traffic at a signalized intersection with US 5 then with three overhead panels with a left turn panel for US 5 South to Brattleboro and pull through with I-91 North and South To 9 West ( No Vt 9) and US 5 North to Bellows Falls in text for right turns.

The pic does show old classic cars in Black and White photo.
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2022, 12:34:19 PM »

According to NETRíS historic aerials, somewhere between 1998 and 2003. The latter shows the circle, the former a more traditional intersection.
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2022, 05:19:38 PM »

I believe it was completed in 2000. More to come on that end of town in the next few years.


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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2022, 10:30:44 PM »

I didnít think it was that new. Thought it was done in the eighties or before.
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2022, 08:09:24 AM »

I believe it was completed in 2000. More to come on that end of town in the next few years.


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That's an interesting redesign. I wonder what other areas have gone with the "you don't need to make a left if we just put a ton of roundabouts in" concept.
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2022, 12:22:00 PM »

I didnít think it was that new. Thought it was done in the eighties or before.

Definitely put in late 1990s/early 2000s.  A huge improvement over the traffic signal that used to be there. 

I remember when the US 5/VT 30 intersection wasn't a "roundabout" as well (yes I know not technically a roundabout, but instead a series of one way streets in a circular fashion).  I think that was converted in the 1990s as well.
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2022, 11:45:19 PM »

I wonder what other areas have gone with the "you don't need to make a left if we just put a ton of roundabouts in" concept.
While one roundabout doesn't really count as a ton unless you weigh up the big mound o'dirt, wicked big rawks an' public aht in the centah, left turns are prohibited at the end of the newly two-way Bedford St, forcing this movement to U-turn via new the Deering's Corner roundabout. I doubt that most Portland drivers are bothered by this though, and do what they want regardless.
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2022, 07:46:52 PM »

I remember when the US 5/VT 30 intersection wasn't a "roundabout" as well (yes I know not technically a roundabout, but instead a series of one way streets in a circular fashion).  I think that was converted in the 1990s as well.

Yes, that was mid-1990s, around the same time the district courthouse was built in the center of that triangle. With all three legs being two-way, traffic was a nightmare (by Vermont standards, of course). While not perfect, the new configuration is a vast improvement over what once was.
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2022, 09:18:30 PM »

Five roundabouts in 1.25 miles? Are they nuts? I've walked that road several times. Mostly since the bus agency is in the south end near Exit 1 and all but one hotel are in the north end, closer to the current roundabout and exit 3.

I did my first day trip to town, back when Greyhound/Vermont Transit had their trailer in the north end, next to the Mobil station. It was definitely a traffic light set-up then.
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2022, 09:42:31 PM »

Five roundabouts in 1.25 miles? Are they nuts? I've walked that road several times. Mostly since the bus agency is in the south end near Exit 1 and all but one hotel are in the north end, closer to the current roundabout and exit 3.

I did my first day trip to town, back when Greyhound/Vermont Transit had their trailer in the north end, next to the Mobil station. It was definitely a traffic light set-up then.
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2022, 01:21:54 AM »

I saw maybe three on Google Maps. I'm guessing you mean US Route 9?
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Re: How Old Is The Brattleboro Traffic Circle
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2022, 01:43:45 AM »

I saw maybe three on Google Maps. I'm guessing you mean US Route 9?
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