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Construction of new roundabout in Ann Arbor now underway

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The intersection of Zeeb and Liberty Roads just outside of Ann Arbor is now closed for construction.

Theclosure is expected to last for around eight weeks while the Washtenaw County Road Commission builds a new, single-lane roundabout there.

Commission spokesperson Emily Kizer says, after analyzing the intersection, they decided the best way to reduce congestion and improve safety there was to replace the current four-way stop with a roundabout.

“It’s a great way to safely keep traffic moving while also keeping speeds low as it goes through an intersection.”

Kizer says if they had replaced it with a traffic light instead, they would still have safety issues with people speeding through the intersection.

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Taylor Pinson is a former WEMU news reporter and engineer.
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