Prior to the construction of the Sardis Road Connector Project, Hall County will construct a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road. This roundabout will improve traffic flow and relieve congestion before and during the Sardis Road Connector Project.
Why a Roundabout? Roundabouts are becoming increasingly common place. There are more than 2,000 in use in the United States with more than 120 proposed in Georgia. The simple design of the roundabout leads to a safer and more efficient alternative to traditional signalized intersections. Its geometric design facilitates slower speeds, which in turn reduces the severity and number of accidents. Roundabouts offer up to a 90 percent reduction in crash fatalities, a 76 percent reduction in injury crashes, and a 30 to 40 percent reduction in crashes involving pedestrians.
How do I Navigate a Roundabout?
All motorist should comply with the following:
As you approach a Roundabout, slow down and observe advisory speed limit signs. Yield to pedestrians and bicycles throughout.
At entry, yield to traffic already in the circle. Look to the left and enter when there is a gap in the circulating traffic.
Obey signs at all times. Drive with counter-clockwise flow of traffic. Do not stop in the Roundabout. You have the right of way (inside the circle). As you approach your exit, turn on your right turn signal, watch for cyclist and pedestrians, then exit.
If an Emergency Vehicle approaches a Roundabout:
Drivers should adhere to the same rules as they would on any other road of an emergency vehicle approaches. Drivers should steer their vehicle as far right as possible, and if necessary, stop until the emergency vehicle has passed.
Projective timeline for roundabout weather permitting.