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Orland Park planning to bring roundabouts to village

Roundabout on 166th and Cottage Grove in South Holland, IL. Image courtesy of Robinson Engineering.

While traffic roundabouts are becoming fairly commonplace in other parts of the country, they’re a scarcity in the south and southwest suburbs despite being touted as a quicker, safer way to move traffic through intersections.

They replace stop signs and stop lights at four-way intersections, and have been lauded as a way to dramatically reduce crashes, particularly those involving injuries.

A rare such roundabout is in South Holland at the intersection of Cottage Grove Avenue and 166th Street, although Orland Park expects to start construction on one next spring and plans a second roundabout…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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