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Roundabout Planned at Radio Drive and Military Road in Woodbury

The work could begin this fall or in 2014.

Washington County plans to construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Radio Drive and Military Road in Woodbury.

The county had planned some road improvements in the area and will also begin expanding Radio Drive from Bailey Road to Hargis Parkway this spring, and it made sense to consider the roundabout at this point, said Cory Slagle, Washington County transportation manager.

The county isn’t sure if the work would begin this fall or in 2014, he said. A feasibility study must also be completed.

“It’s not fully definite yet,” Slagle said.

While it would be a single-lane roundabout, it could be expanded in the future—the county plans to eventually make Radio Drive a four-lane road at Military Road.

“We would design it with that in mind,” Slagle said.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners recently approved a contract with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., to start design work. The design contract is for $78,416. The project on the county roads is part of the county’s 2013 Capital Improvement Plan.

The construction would be part of a major season of roadwork for Woodbury.

Washington County plans to expand Woodbury Drive from two lanes to four from Park Crossing to a quarter mile south of Bailey Road, along with the Radio Drive expansion.

Roundabouts are planned at the Lake and Bailey roads intersections as part of the Woodbury Drive project.

 

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Don Place February 19, 2013 at 04:24 PM
A roundabout at Radio and Military is a smart move. Traffic backups in the north-south direction are common there now and will get worse with all the development coming just north of there.
Kris Janisch February 19, 2013 at 04:24 PM
There's a four-way stop there now, right?
yomammy February 19, 2013 at 08:32 PM
if we can get sill Americans to actually pay attention while using them it would be helpful...
Kris Janisch February 19, 2013 at 09:16 PM
You not from the U.S. mammy? Just curious.
Eric Berg February 20, 2013 at 08:31 PM
As northern and eastern CG and southern and eastern Woodbury continue to grow, they're going to have to look at Military Road and the intersection of Military and Bailey. In my mind, I can see future bottlenecks at that intersection as traffic increases. I don't know that a roundabout would be the answer, but I don't know that it wouldn't. Might be tough with the nursery entrance there.
Kris Janisch February 20, 2013 at 08:49 PM
I know the city (at least some on the council) would like to see a series of roundabouts. They weren't thrilled with the light at Hargis and Radio: http://patch.com/A-vhRS
Shoua Shonoiki February 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Thought these were causing more accidents? Not in favor.

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