Roundabout Information

Have questions about roundabouts? You are in the right place!

Did you know roundabouts increase safety while keeping traffic flowing?

Roundabouts are great at moving traffic, while providing traffic calming. GDOT states that single-lane roundabouts can move 24,000 vehicles per day. In fact, GDOT requires an examination of the feasibility of roundabouts for all intersection improvements along state routes because they are one of the best and safest options for vehicles.

The Federal Highway Administration lists the following benefits of roundabouts:

  • Improve safety
    • More than 90% reduction in fatalities
    • 76% reduction in injuries
    • 35% reduction in all crashes
    • Slower speeds are generally safer for pedestrians
  • Reduce congestion
    • Efficient during both peak hours and other times
    • Typically less delay
  • Reduce pollution and fuel use
    • Fewer stops and hard accelerations, less time idling
  • Complement other common community values
    • Quieter operation
    • Functional and aesthetically pleasing

Still have questions? Email us at oconeeconnects@oconee.ga.us!

Flyer Listing Rules for Navigating Roundabouts

Watch this 30-second introductory video from GDOT on roundabouts:

Then check out this brochure on roundabouts from GDOT.