Kansas Roundabout Guide
A supplement to FHWA's
Roundabouts: An Informational Guide
"Modern roundabouts are being constructed more and more in the state of Kansas, in the U.S.
and around the world. The benefits range from increased safety, increased capacity and
improved aesthetics over other types of intersections.
This guide is a supplement to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) document
"Roundabouts: An Informational Guide" (Publication No. FHWA-RD-00-067). This guide is
intended to provide some consistent information regarding the planning, design, construction and
operation of roundabouts in Kansas. Roundabout design is not a specific science, but more of an
art form within the context of State and Federal guidelines. The use of sound engineering
principles and common sense is vital to the proper planning, design and construction of modern
roundabouts. In the event that there are any conflicts between the content of this guide and the
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the MUTCD will govern.
This guide is not intended to take the place of having an in-depth review of a modern roundabout
project plan. We encourage municipalities and state Departments of Transportation to have their
roundabout designs (especially multilane roundabouts) reviewed by someone who has years of
roundabout design experience and who is knowledgeable in all aspects of modern roundabout
planning, design, construction and operation".
David Church, P.E.
KDOT, Traffic Engineering
Roundabouts in Kansas Video
Roundabouts in Kansas Video - Transcript
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