/ Modified apr 19, 2016 9:26 a.m.

Pima County Considers Eight More Traffic Roundabouts

County transportation officials want to build safer intersections.

Pima County Department of Transportation are considering rebuilding eight intersections and changing them to single-lane roundabouts.

All but one of the intersections are currently governed by stop signs.

“What roundabouts do is they reduce fatal and serious injury crashes because they make people slow down and go around rather than go through an intersection,” said Seth Chalmers, a division manager with the Pima County Department of Transportation.

If approved, the new roundabouts would give the county up to nine such intersections. It built the first roundabout in Green Valley in 2011.

Chalmers said there were eight crashes at the intersection with two series injuries in the five years prior to its restructuring. In the five years since, there has been one accident with no injuries.

The map below shows intersections that are being considered for roundabouts. Intersections are color-coded by the date of their meeting.

Meeting dates and locations

  • April 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
  • April 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Tucson Estates Meeting Room, 5900 W. Western Way
  • April 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Acacia Elementary School, 12955 E. Colossal Cave Rd.
  • April 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Mountain View High School, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd.
  • April 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Rd.
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