Round­about set to open Nov. 30

The Covington News - - Local - Staff Re­ports

The round­about at Turner Lake Road and Clark Street is set to open at 10 a.m. Nov. 30, ac­cord­ing to the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion.

The city govern­ment will mark com­ple­tion of the project with a rib­bon cut­ting and press con­fer­ence at the open­ing.

The round­about is open­ing on a Tues­day be­cause the state typ­i­cally avoids open­ing new in­ter­sec­tions on Mon­days or Fri­days, which are higher traf­fic days, said Terry Sav­age of the city’s trans­porta­tion depart­ment. The state also avoids open­ing in­ter­sec­tions dur­ing hol­i­day weeks.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from the state, driv­ers should yield at en­try into a round­about, be­cause traf­fic in­side has right of way. You turn right into a round­about. Traf­fic moves coun­ter­clock­wise around the cen­ter is­land then turns right to exit.

You can watch a video on how to use a round­about at the Washington State Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion’s web­site, ws­dot. wa. gov/ safety/ round­abouts.

Once the round­about is fully op­er­a­tional, Old Clark Street at Turner Lake Road will be per­ma­nently closed to through traf­fic.

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