raSmith conducted a roundabout feasibility study and a comprehensive alternatives analysis of five intersections along the County OO and County N corridors in the Village of Little Chute. The alternatives analysis study included an operational analysis of traditional intersection designs (traffic signals) and roundabouts using future traffic volumes. The study was done in anticipation of utilizing STP funds for future construction.
The project entailed several unique constraints, including close proximity to two schools, several trucking firms along the corridor, location immediately adjacent to a railroad corridor, and severe approach skews at one of the intersections.
The following impacts were quantified and compared at each intersection: traffic operations, safety, required right-of-way, truck accommodations, pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, construction costs, railroad issues, and school issues.
raSmith led the public involvement effort, which included coordination with local officials, a public information meeting, communication with local businesses, and discussions with school crossing guards.