Alaska is a growing state - as it grows, our roads become more crowded and traffic delays build, which can result in frustration for Alaskan drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. A major role of the owners of the roads and public rights-of-way is to find solutions to crowded streets and traffic bottlenecks - solutions that are forward-thinking, cost-effective and improve driving, walking and biking conditions.
& Associates, an engineering
firm based in Anchorage since 1949, developed this website
to help the public understand roundabouts-how they work
and why they are becoming more popular throughout the
United States. Lounsbury's engineers designed some of
the first roundabouts to be placed into service in Anchorage
and want to share their research and knowledge with you.
the site menu on the left to get more information or go
directly to information about Alaska's first roundabouts
Drive (constructed in 2001, with minor
revisions in 2002), Dowling
Road and the New Seward Highway (opened August 2004) and Elmore
Road and 135th (completed July 2004).