The City of Dublin will be making some changes at the S.R. 161/Riverside Dr. roundabout to better accommodate driver behavior and traffic patterns. Specifically, lane assignment changes will be made on northbound Riverside Drive. The changes are planned to be implemented in approximately October 2017. The new configuration will include the following:
- Left lane – left turn or straight thru
- Center lane – Straight only
- Right turn only
Dublin’s Engineering Division and Police Department have been closely monitoring the S.R. 161/Riverside Drive roundabout since it opened in August 2016 and since it started fully functioning in November 2016, when the bypass and all lanes of the roundabout opened. After months of evaluation, staff concluded that driver behavior and patterns have been different than predicted, particularly in the northbound direction. The new lane configuration on northbound Riverside Drive will better distribute traffic flow.
The lane assignment changes, along with improved pavement marking and signage, will help improve driver comprehension, aiding safety and efficiency.
The construction schedule and any related traffic impacts have not yet been determined. The City will communicate those traffic impacts closer to the date of the improvements. Please sign up for eNews and follow the City on Facebook, Nextdoor and Twitter to ensure you are informed in advance of these important safety changes.