The new Kirkwood roundabout opened Monday morning (8/15/11) at 5 a.m. The roundabout was funded through the Iowa DOT and was installed to decrease the severity of accidents at the intersection and improve pedestrian safety. Roundabouts also result in reduced fuel consumption. There are a few key things to remember about driving roundabouts:

·         Yield to drivers in the roundabout
·         Once you enter, stay in your lane; do not change lanes
·         Do not stop in the roundabout
For a youtube video on how to drive a roundabout go to If you have any questions contact Tom Kaldenberg at ext. 5569.