New Peoria roundabout preparing to open to motorists

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New Peoria roundabout preparing to open to motorists

November 15, 2012 Updated Nov 15, 2012 at 11:39 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Motorists get ready; a new roundabout will officially open November 19.

Peoria Public Works officis say the Allen and Hickory Grove Intersection Roundabout  was funded by Dunlap School District to improve intersection and a portion of Hickory Grove Road in conjunction with the construction of a new Dunlap grade school. 
 
“Roundabouts are designed to make intersections safer and more efficient for drivers, pedestrian and cyclists," said Public Works Interim Director, Jeff Smith.
 
A few key points to remember when driving roundabouts are:
·      Slow down as you near the roundabout
·      Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk
·      Yield to vehicles already in the roundabout
·      Enter to the right
·      Drive counter-clockwise around the roundabout
·      Signal to exit
·      Slowly exit to the right to leave the roundabout
·      Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk as you leave the roundabout. 
·      Since this is a school crossing, pay particular attention to school age children crossing and to the crossing guards.
 
To learn more about driving roundabouts, go to the website, www.ci.peoria.il.us/roundabout

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