State Plans to Add New Roundabout in Clifton Park

The thing with roundabouts, rotaries, traffic circles – whatever you call them, there’s no middle ground. You either love them or you hate them. Well, if you’re in Clifton Park a lot and you fall in the latter category, you may want to sit down for this.

Clifton Park gets busy around rush hour and let’s be honest, isn’t really known for the fastest moving traffic around rush hour. The Department of Transportation is hoping to make the traffic move faster with an added roundabout, according to The Daily Gazette. Beginning plans will be unveiled later this month for a two-lane roundabout at the intersection of 146/146A and Vischer Ferry.

Apparently, the DOT has had their eye on this intersection for years and has registered as “high-accident” since 1997. Between January 2013 and June 2016, there have been 103 accidents recorded, 20 of those resulted in injuries. The Daily Gazette says “The roundabout project will include creation of a multi-use path west of the intersection that will connect two existing multi-use paths.”

If the new plans concern you, you’re invited to see the preliminary project plans for the first time from 6:30-8:30PM on Sept. 20 at the Clifton Park Senior Center.



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