Once-lauded roundabout now most crash-prone

WINOOSKI — The once-lauded roundabout that was built in downtown Winooski as part of one of Vermont’s most ambitious downtown redevelopment projects now has the distinction of being the most crash-prone intersections in the state.
Traffic planners and local officials say that among the roundabout’s challenges are that it is unusually large, has several side streets entering it and has pedestrian stop lights.
Winooski Mayor Michael O’Brien tells Burlington Free Press (bfpne.ws/PluNlf) the city is torn between trying to address the problems quickly and making sure the job is well planned and won’t require more expensive fixes in the future.

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