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ACADIANAS ROUNDABOUT EXPERIENCE

2013
Louisiana Transportation Conference

Lessons Learned How Are They Working?

Dax Douet, P.E. Jacob Benfield, P.E., PTOE

Overview
Focus on 3 Existing Roundabouts In Youngsville, Louisiana Geometric Layout Summary

How Are They Working?


Construction Costs Lessons Learned

Location

YOUNGSVILLE, LA

Youngsville, LA
LEGEND
EXISTING (6) UNDER CONSTRUCTION DESIGN STAGE

Location
LEGEND
EXISTING (6) UNDER CONSTRUCTION DESIGN STAGE

LA 339 (Verot School Road) & LA 92


CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED: MARCH 2011

Geometric Summary
LANES: SINGLE SURFACE: ASPHALT OFFSET TYPE: LEFT ELEVATED: NO DRAINAGE: SUB-SURFACE DESIGN VEHICLE: WB-67 INTERIOR LANDSCAPING: NO

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BARRIER CURB

How is it Working?
Previous Intersection Type: 4-Way Stop

1,600 (BACK UP @ P.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC STOPPED)

450 (BACK UP @ P.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC MOVING)

150 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAVEL CONSTANTLY MOVING)

1,900 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC STOPPED)

150 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAVEL CONSTANTLY MOVING) 700 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAVEL CONSTANTLY MOVING)

2,100 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC STOPPED)

2,200 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC STOPPED)

How is it Working?

Details
Construction Cost: $1,105,500

Lessons Learned
Reduced Intersection Delay Use of Concrete Pavement Rather Than Asphalt Observed Peak Level of Service: D Observed Driving Behavior:
Left and thru movements keep close to truck apron Northbound sometimes forces circulating traffic to yield

Location
LEGEND
EXISTING (6) UNDER CONSTRUCTION DESIGN STAGE

LA 92 & Chemin Metairie Parkway


CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED: SUMMER 2008

Geometric Summary
LANES: SINGLE SURFACE: ASPHALT OFFSET TYPE: RADIAL ELEVATED: YES DRAINAGE: OPEN DITCH DESIGN VEHICLE: WB-67 INTERIOR LANDSCAPING: YES

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8 SHOULDERS

Traffic Queue (Before & After)


1,500 (BACK UP @ P.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC STOPPED)

NO BACK UP OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE

500 (BACK UP FOR LEFT TURN MOVEMENTS) 100 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED; TRAVEL CONSTANTLY MOVING)

NO BACK UP OF ANY SIGNFICANCE

Previous Intersection Type: 1-Way Stop

How is it Working?

LA 92 at Chemin Matairie Parkway Speed Analysis


100.00% 95.00% 90.00% 85.00% 80.00% 75.00% 70.00% 65.00% 60.00% 55.00%

85th Percentile Speed (MPH)


Source: FHWA

19.71

23.95

Median Speed (MPH)

50.00%
45.00% 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00%

17.23 18.56
Entrance Speed (MPH) Exit Speed (MPH)

0.00%
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 *SPEED DATA COLLECTED BY LADOTD, DISTRICT 03

SPEED (M.P.H.)

Details
Construction Cost: $450,000 Lessons Learned
Reduced Intersection Delay Use of Concrete Pavement Rather Than Asphalt Observed Peak Level of Service: B

Observed Driving Behavior:


Deflection controls speed Right and exit movements tend to favor shoulder

Landscaping

TOTAL LANDSCAPING COST: $70,000

Location
LEGEND
EXISTING (6) UNDER CONSTRUCTION DESIGN STAGE

LA 89 (Youngsville Highway) & LA 92


CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED: APRIL 2012

Geometric Summary
LANES: SINGLE SURFACE: CONCRETE OFFSET TYPE: LEFT ELEVATED: NO DRAINAGE: SUB-SURFACE DESIGN VEHICLE: WB-67 INTERIOR LANDSCAPING: YES

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Traffic Queue (Before & After)


2,100 (BACK UP @ P.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC STOPPED) Previous Intersection Type: All-Way Stop

400 (BACK UP @ P.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC MOVING)

1,900 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC STOPPED) 500 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAVEL CONSTANTLY MOVING)

600 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAVEL CONSTANTLY MOVING)

2,800 (BACK UP @ A.M. PEAK OBSERVED;TRAFFIC STOPPED)

How is it Working?

LA 89 (Youngsville Highway) at LA 92 Speed Analysis


100.00%
95.00% 90.00% 85.00% 80.00% 75.00% 70.00% 65.00% 60.00% 55.00% Source: FHWA

85th Percentile Speed (MPH)

17.31

Median Speed (MPH)

50.00%
45.00% 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00%

23.60

Entrance Speed (MPH)


Exit Speed (MPH)

15.56

21.10

0.00%
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 *SPEED DATA COLLECTED BY LADOTD, DISTRICT 03

SPEED (M.P.H.)

Details
Construction Cost: $800,000 Lessons Learned
Reduced Intersection Delay Use of Concrete Pavement Rather Than Asphalt Observed Peak Level of Service: B to C Observed Driving Behavior:
Left and thru movements keep close to the truck apron

Landscaping

Landscaping

Landscaping

TOTAL LANDSCAPING COST: $21,000

Last But Not Least

Thank You