Concept design work for the Key Highway and Light Street Roundabout has been completed. The design will now move from planning to engineering, where some of the project details will be refined to ensure the roundabout meets all safety and roadway standards.
The Key Highway & Light St. intersection is known to be confusing for motorists and difficult for pedestrians to cross. The benefits of a roundabout at this location are:
Roundabouts built from 1999 to 2005 have been effective for road safety in the Netherlands, resulting in a reduction of about 76% in fatal casualties and about 46% in (police reported) killed or seriously injured casualties
Three public meetings have already been held during the concept design stage. You can find the meeting minutes for these sessions here. Additional public meetings will be held this spring as engineering progresses.
Here are the latest designs for the roundabout (click to enlarge). Questions and comments can be directed to either Mark R. Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), planning project manager, or Manmohan Singh(Manmohan.Singh@baltimorecity.gov), engineering project manager.