Berkeley mulls Gilman Street roundabouts

March 6, 2009 7:11:45 AM PST
Officials in Berkeley believe they've found a way to make one of the Bay Area's most treacherous intersections less dangerous.

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The intersection of Gilman Street and Interstate-80 averages 11 major accidents a year. That's where traffic converges from 14 directions, with no stoplights.

The Chronicle reports the city now wants to install a double roundabout there. One would be on the east side of Interstate-80, the other would be on the west side.

Supporters say the roundabouts would force drivers to slow down and would better funnel traffic.

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