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Author Topic: US 23 and Lee Road Roundabouts  (Read 343 times)

jander

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US 23 and Lee Road Roundabouts
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:48:27 PM »

10 minute video shot from a helicopter from the opening of the roundabouts.  The video was sourced from the property management office at the mall.  This was taken right after the roundabouts opend to study how well traffic was adjusting. 


Mark Johnson, P.E., was the roundabout design engineer responsible for the capacity analysis and horizontal design of what is the most complex system of roundabouts in the US at this time. The roundabout corridor handles approximately 8,000 vph and opened in 2006.

Signal alternatives were found to have inadequate capacity, resulting in excessive delays and potentially dangerous backups on freeway ramps. The double roundabout configuration at the southbound ramp terminals accommodates the five entries and exits with minimal circulating flow increasing intersection entry capacity and reducing crash potential.

High-capacity roundabout intersections allowed a major interchange capacity improvement, while deferring the high cost of widening the bridge over US 23. This is an excellent example of placing capacity where it is usually needed at the intersections while maintaining narrow connecting roads between intersections.

https://www.mtjengineering.com/project/us-23-lee-road-livingston-county-mi/
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Re: US 23 and Lee Road Roundabouts
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 02:20:50 PM »

For those who are wondering where this is:  https://goo.gl/maps/6KztcDss7UR2
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