Montgomery County officials have announced plans to install a roundabout at the intersection at Alex-Bell and Mad River Roads in Centerville. They say the decision was reached after collecting input from the public and neighborhood residents. The interchange is currently a busy and congested four-way stop.
Construction on the more than $1.5 million Alex-Bell-Mad River roundabout wouldn’t begin until at least 2024.
Officials say they selected the roundabout design for the intersection over an alternate solution of installing traffic lights.
Around 100 people have submitted written comments about the roundabout proposal.
Others gave verbal testimony at a public meeting in June. Some residents weighed in saying they prefer the intersection remain a four-way stop.
County officials say next steps include seeking federal funding for the project.
If approved, they expect an in-depth environmental review. The review would consider air and water quality, wetlands and other environmental concerns.