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Roundabout open for Central's first day of school

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CENTRAL- Construction crews worked through the night to complete a roundabout before the first day of school in Central. The new traffic circle replaced the intersection at Joor Road and Gurney Road.


The new traffic pattern wasn't expected to be finished in time for the first day of school. The on-going work was set to create a traffic nightmare for drivers on top of the hectic back to school congestion.


But, last night crews were able to complete the roundabout and this morning traffic is expected to flow normally into campus.


Construction crew members say many cities are changing over from traditional four-stop intersections to roundabouts.


“You'll have a continuous flow north, south, east and west,” said project engineer, Mike Olsen. “There won't be stopping so they'll have a good flow all the time. It will be good for the city.”


School officials say drivers should still expect normal delays associated with the first day of school.


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