Traffic patterns to change during final stages of roundabout construction

Construction of the city’s first modern roundabout is nearing completion.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Drivers will get a closer look at the city’s new roundabout at North Hills Boulevard at Futrall Drive near Washington Regional Medical Center beginning Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Construction isn’t quite complete, but traffic will be rerouted through a single lane in the roundabout for two months while crews work to finish the project.

Temporary striping, signage, and construction barrels will be in place to help drivers navigate the area, according to a news release.

Also, the off ramp from the Fulbright Expressway will be reduced to one lane to allow for modifications to the ramp.

Drivers are asked to remember that vehicles entering a roundabout are required to yield to traffic already in the roundabout.