Planned roundabouts meet local resistence

<strong>LOGAN—</strong>”No roundabouts.”

Those words were inscribed on the T-shirts of a group of people attending the Logan Municipal Council’s meeting this past Tuesday. A spokeswoman said 613 people have signed a petition opposing roundabouts at the intersections on 200 East between 400 North and 1200 North.

Crystal Burningham told the council a roundabout on 200 East and 1000 North would endanger lives of Mount Logan Middle School students who walk to school.

“Cars don’t stop for the pedestrians on Second East. The students have to go to school. They are not bused in, and many have to walk across Second East to get to the middle school,” Burningham said. “The final design has no traffic light from Fourth North to 14th North, thus you can see that there’s 1.2 miles where kids don’t have a safe crossing.”

Most of the people who signed petitions also oppose a roundabout on the corner of 500 North and 200 East.

Although Public Works Director Mark Nielson said studies show roundabouts provide protection for pedestrians he said he does not plan to fight for them if people who live in the area oppose them.

The Cache County Council of Governments has recommended that $3.1 million in road tax dollars be allocated for the 200 East project. Nielson said there will be a discussion about 200 East and the issue of roundabouts at a council meeting in September.

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