Roundabout Expands To Two Lanes
The Converse/Pershing/19th Street Roundabout is now operating with two lanes.
The roundabout had been functioning with a single lane since last summer, but following the placement of temporary lane markings on Monday and Tuesday both lanes are now
operational. Assistant City Engineer Nathan Beauheim says there is still work left to be done, including landscaping, installation of permanent lighting, sidewalk work and several other items.
Beauheim said that as of mid-day Wednesday there had been one accident since the expansion, but he said his understanding was that it was not serious. He also says the city has now assumed responsibility for snow removal on the roundabout.
The Roundabout contractor, Simon Contractors, was still responsible for snow removal during the most recent significant winter storm to hit the area last week,