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Compact Roundabouts – New Concept for Area

Compact Roundabouts - New Concept for Area

This compact roundabout was constructed to help move traffic safely through the restricted intersection footprint and maintain efficient access for semi-trucks servicing adjacent businesses. KL’s design extended the Greenway Cross median between North Fish Hatchery Road and Bryant Road, where the roundabout allows drivers to make a U-turn movement from the frontage road – a much safer way to reach businesses in the area. The concept of a compact roundabout is new to Dane County with only a few examples in Wisconsin – another example showing how KL is leading the way to better roadways! Many thanks to ASCE Wisconsin for honoring this project with a 2022 Engineering Achievement Award and to the City of Fitchburg and Dane County for partnering with us!

“The NFHR project team was refreshingly open-minded to identifying creative solutions for unique challenges. With the roadway’s history of crashes and near misses from U-turn movements, the Greenway Crossing compact roundabout, which is one of the first in Wisconsin, has proven the right sized solution for the community.” ~Matt Regnier, PE, PTOE, RSP1

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