Roundabout milestone: Traffic moves around newly-created center island
The Five Corners Roundabout project reached a major milestone Tuesday as crews began breaking up the old roadbed to create the new center island. Traffic now flows around this island in typical roundabout fashion.
“We still have a lot of work to do here,” said Edmonds Capital Projects Manager Jaime Hawkins. “But as of today you can say goodbye to the old five-way stop, and hello to the roundabout.”
During the workday sections of the new traffic circle will be blocked off as crews continue pouring curbs and sidewalks, constructing planting areas, and completing other tasks. According to Hawkins, while some construction delays will continue into late September, these will be limited to the workday. After hours and on weekends, traffic will move in the new circular pattern.
Information on how to drive a roundabout can be found on the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) website. A WSDOT brochure on how to drive roundabouts is also be available on the first floor at Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N.
Questions or concerns? Email Jaime Hawkins at email@example.com or call him directly 425-754-4106.
– Photos and video by Larry Vogel