Roundabout Plan Expected to Improve Traffic Operations
ADOT and FHWA are developing a roundabout plan to improve traffic operations at the I-8 / Araby Road TI and accommodate future growth. A comprehensive traffic study determined the use of roundabouts would be the best choice to meet traffic needs well into the future.
Modern roundabouts provide a better solution over signalized intersections because they are safer and more efficient.
These roundabouts will be specifically designed to accomodate large commercial trucks, agricultural equipment and RVs. Several area trucking and agriculture stakeholders have contributed feedback and input on the design of the roundabouts to ensure the largest trucks can navigate through the interchange roundabouts.
The improvements were presented at a public meeting held in May 2013. Since then, the city of Yuma, Yuma County and the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) have expressed their support for the roundabout improvements at the I-8 / Araby Road TI.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2017.
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