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Study: traffic circles would improve Montpelier traffic

April 12, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A traffic study of Vermont’s capital city is suggesting that more traffic circles could improve vehicle flow and make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Main Street/Barre Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Scoping Study was presented to the city council on Wednesday.

The Times Argus reports the study suggested that traffic circles on Main Street at the intersections with Memorial Drive and Barre, State and School streets would help regulate traffic flow and improve safety.

A second traffic control method proposed using video monitoring to synchronize traffic flow to reduce congestion.

Public Works Director Tom McArdle says a third “hybrid” alternative could combine the alternate use of traffic circles and traffic signals.

It’s expected that public meetings will be held before officials decide the next step.

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Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/

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