Roundabouts are often a safer intersection solution than traffic signals or stop signs. They are increasingly becoming more popular across the nation because of the benefits they provide. By keeping traffic moving one-way in a counterclockwise direction, traffic flows smoothly with fewer delays, and the severity of crashes is greatly reduced.
The City of Frisco has four multi-lane roundabouts.
Gaylord Parkway and John Hickman Parkway
John Hickman Parkway and Cowboys Way
Teel Parkway and Rockhill Parkway
Warren Parkway and Ohio Drive
Watch a video demonstrating how to navigate multi-lane roundabouts.
Frisco currently has more than 40 single-lane roundabouts in operation, primarily in residential neighborhoods. Visit the city’s GIS mapping page to see existing roundabouts and those under design and construction.
Studies have found that intersections converted from traffic signals or stop signs to roundabouts show a reduction in injury crashes.
Roundabouts are generally safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Roundabouts are safer for beginner and elderly drivers because vehicles travel in the same direction and at lower speeds.
Traffic volume studies show roundabouts increase traffic capacity at intersections.
Roundabouts also reduce vehicle stops and delays compared to traditional intersections.
Because roundabouts improve the efficiency of traffic flow, they also reduce vehicle emissions and fuel consumption.
Roundabouts reduce vehicle noise pollution because they do not require vehicles to stop and start like traditional intersections.
With limited or no electrical costs and lower maintenance requirements, roundabouts are more cost efficient.
Unlike signalized intersections, roundabouts still operate during power outages, and there is no need for police to direct traffic.
Observe all road rules.
Choose your lane based on the signs and pavement markings.
Yield for pedestrians in crosswalks.
Yield to traffic in all lanes to your left before entering.
Don’t change lanes until you have exited the roundabout.