How will traffic flow through the area?

Motorists will use the new roundabout to access Peavey Road and the new Oak Ridge Commons site or to continue on Highway 41. Similar to the roundabout at Highway 41/Lyman Blvd north of the project area, motorists will enter the roundabout when there is a gap in traffic. All traffic goes through the roundabout in the same direction. 

The lanes are wide enough to accommodate buses, fire, and other large trucks. The apron in the center of the roundabout is there to help large vehicles move through the roundabout.

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1. What are the benefits of a roundabout at this intersection?
2. Why install a roundabout instead of a traffic light?
3. Who made the decision to build a roundabout?
4. How will traffic flow through the area?
5. How will the roundabout handle extra traffic in the area?
6. Will the roundabout be designed to handle a 4-lane expansion?