Why is the roundabout the preferred option for this intersection?

The ICE process looked at various alternatives including different types of roundabout and signal alternatives. In the ICE screening process, the alternatives were compared based on the goals and need of the project while keeping traffic moving, providing safer streets, and minimizing impacts to adjacent properties and the environment. The screening topics are listed in the question response above.  The ICE process carefully looked at the alternatives and ultimately recommended the signal alternative be dropped from consideration as it did not meet the purpose and need of the project. Therefore, only one build alternative, the roundabout was analyzed in the environmental document. The roundabout improves safety for all users, improves mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians, provides a context sensitive, complete street environment, is consistent with local, regional and state planning, and operates within acceptable levels of service for motor vehicles.

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1. Why is the project needed?
2. When will a decision between the two alternatives be made? What does the County consider when selecting the preferred alternative?
3. Why is the roundabout the preferred option for this intersection?
4. Are there environmentally sensitive areas within the project limits?
5. Why is the County proposing to reduce SR 28 to one lane in each direction?
6. Were air quality and emissions assessed under this environmental document?
7. How does the County reach out to the public to advertise project meetings?
8. When will the project go into construction?
9. Who is paying for this project? Where does the money come from?