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Roundabouts in Roswell

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The NEW Houze/Hembree Roundabout

Houze Hembree RoundaboutThe two-lane roundabout at Houze and Hembree Roads is fully operational as of mid-November 2017.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) transformed what used to be a standard, signalized intersection to two-lane roundabout to improve safety and relieve congestion.

The project also includes a multi-use trail on the south side of Hembree Road that will connect with the existing trail near Upper Hembree Road.

The Houze/Hembree Roundabout will be one of the first multi-lane roundabouts on a state route in Georgia. The construction cost for the Houze/Hembree Roundabout is approximately $4.4 million and was funded by GDOT. The City of Roswell contributed $353,500 toward preliminary engineering and design and right-of-way acquisition.

What Is A Roundabout?

Roundabout A roundabout is a one-way circular intersection that reduces traffic congestion, while maximizing safety for all road users. Roswell's first roundabout (in photo to right)—a one-lane roundabout—was completed in 2012 at Grimes Bridge Road and Norcross Street/Warsaw Road and has been very successful.

The Houze/Hembree Roundabout, which is being constructed by Georgia Department of Transportation, will be the first two-lane roundabout on a state road.

Roundabouts are new for many drivers, but following some basic steps will help you safely navigate them.

More About Roundabouts

How to Navigate a Roundabout

Red Deer Video Want to learn how to safely get around a roundabout? Follow the tips below and watch this helpful video from our friends at the City of Red Deer.
  • Take it Slow! Slow down as you approach the roundabout, and yield to pedestrians.

  • Get into the Correct Lane. Pay attention to pavement markings and signage to ensure you're in the correct lane. Use your signal.

  • Right or Straight? Stay in the outside lane.

  • Left or Straight? Stay in the inner lane.

  • Yield to Traffic in Both Lanes of oncoming traffic before entering the roundabout.

  • Do Not Stop or Change Lanes. Stay in your lane until you exit.

How Do I Make a Right? A Left? Go Straight?

Roundabout Cards During their daily commute most people find they approach an intersection from the same direction each day and want to understand how to make a particular type of "turn." We've created a series of Instructional Roundabout Cards to help you study how to safely and successfully navigate around the roundabout.

Additional Roundabout Resources