Oil patch traffic getting first roundabout
The intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 200 near Killdeer, N.D., sees about 8,000 vehicles daily, many of them semi trucks. The North Dakota Department of Transportation has proposed a highway roundabout, the state’s first, to cut down on major accidents. A four-way stop has 32 conflict points, according to DOT highway designer James Rath, whereas a roundabout has eight. Accidents in the roundabout would likely be minor low-speed, side-swipe hits. Construction should be completed by November on the $3.2 million project.