'Roundabout' gets a test

December 18, 1992|By Staff Writer

The State Highway Administration has decided to set up a temporary traffic circle in a western Howard County village to see if motorists are willing to accept Maryland's first "roundabout."

The agency had proposed building a permanent roundabout at the intersection of Old National Pike (Route 144) and Route 94 in Lisbon in October. But the proposal drew criticism from the community.

Liz Ziemski, an agency spokeswoman, said setting up a simulated roundabout using temporary signs and traffic cones or barrels is a compromise. The circle can be permanently installed if the six-to-eight-week test is judged successful, she said.

The agency expects to install the temporary roundabout in March or April.

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