CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There may be more traffic roundabouts in West Virginia’s future. State Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox recently said engineers are considering the options for two municipalities.
“In the town of Williamstown in Wood County and also in Glenville in Gilmer County,” Mattox said.
Roundabouts have been installed in recent years in Fairmont and earlier this year in Morgantown. They move traffic through a busy intersection without traffic signals.
“Traffic engineers say they function much better, usually, than a four-way stop or a stop light-type situation,” Secretary Mattox said.
Glenville could actually get two roundabouts.
“One maybe there near the entrance to Glenville State College and the other one near the intersection of (routes) 33 and 5,” Mattox said.
DOH engineers would hold community meetings before the plans are finalized.