Roundabout Information

Each year the City of Modesto receives numerous requests to reduce traffic congestion on streets throughout the city. Citizens also express concerns about the safety of residential streets. In an effort to find appropriate ways to respond to these concerns, the City of Modesto now utilizes roundabouts on collector streets (allow motorists to go from local streets to arterials) and arterial streets (have a large volume of traffic). The City has installed roundabouts at 12 intersections in Modesto.

Roundabouts are used throughout the United States and around the world to reduce injury accidents, traffic delays, fuel consumption, air pollution, and construction costs, while increasing capacity and enhancing intersection beauty. Roundabouts have also successfully been used to control traffic speeds in residential neighborhoods and are accepted as the safest type of intersection design.