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Roundabouts in the works




Drivers should be able to take a spin through the first few roundabouts in Greenwood sometime in the next few years.

The city is planning roundabouts at Main Street and Averitt Road and at Honey Creek and Stones Crossing roads in the hope of reducing congestion and accidents. The Greenwood City Council decided two years ago to set aside $300,000 for preliminary work on the roundabouts and has hired a consultant to design the projects.

A third roundabout is planned in Greenwood at Worthsville and Sheek roads, as part of a $20 million road widening project.

Greenwood already has small roundabouts at Greenwood Park Mall and in a subdivision but none on city streets. Johnson County built roundabouts at Morgantown and Fairview roads and at County Road 144 and Whiteland Road and plans to build one at Morgantown and Whiteland roads as part of an east-west corridor. Franklin also is discussing building its first roundabout.

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