County Road 13 Roundabout

Construction on a new traffic roundabout, at the intersection of County Roads 13 and 64 in Daphne, Alabama, is set to begin in spring of 2015, in an effort to improve safety and traffic flow around the intersection.

The roundabout was approved after studies conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program concluded that roundabouts have improved overall crash rates, particularly crash-with-injury rates, as compared to previous forms of traffic control (stop signs and traffic lights). Roundabouts have also provided improvements in the flow of traffic and the number of conflicts involving automobiles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The project will cost around $1,425,000 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

Other roundabout projects that have been approved in the Metropolitan Planning Area include:

  • Co.Rd. 48 (Fairhope Ave.) and Co.Rd. 13 in Fairhope. The project will cost around $1,400,000 with construction set to begin in fall 2015.
  • Co.Rd. 30 (Gayfer extension) and Co.Rd. 13 in Fairhope. The project will cost around $1,000,000 with construction set to begin in spring 2016.

The video below displays the approved roundabout at the intersection of County Roads 13 and 64 in Daphne, AL, with current (March 2013) traffic levels.

The video below also displays the approved roundabout at the intersection of County Roads 13 and 64 in Daphne, Alabama, with traffic levels as projected in 20 years. As illustrated, the roundabout will continue to accommodate a smooth flow of traffic with the projected increase in traffic levels.