Opportunities for roundabouts missed [UPDATED]Published 7:41am Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Updated 11:42am Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Fergus Falls: strong contender for champion of awkward, difficult, inefficient and dangerous road intersections.
While roundabouts have been shown to save fuel, be more efficient and safer than stop lights, the Fergus area seems hesitant to use them.
Missed opportunities include the Walmart and Mabel Murphy light, and now the north Tower Bridge, west Lincoln and Pebble Lake Road, Hwy 210 intersections.
Potential candidates include the infamous Target intersection, the Tower Rd. and College way intersection and the Dairyland triangle.
I’ve heard the south Tower Bridge, Co 1 intersection will be a roundabout so finally we’ll get a chance to see the benefits of that design.