How to Drive a Roundabout
As you approach the roundabout, you will see a yellow "roundabout” sign and a black-and-white "lane choice" sign. You will need to choose a lane prior to entering the roundabout.
Slow down as
you approach the roundabout, and watch for pedestrians in the crosswalk. The Roundabouts have very defined cross walks
with signage, pedestrian signals and stop bars.
Continue toward the roundabout and look to your left as you near the yield sign and dashed yield line at the entrance to the roundabout. Yield to traffic already in the roundabout.
Once you see a gap in traffic, enter the roundabout in a counterclockwise direction and proceed to your exit. If there is no traffic in the roundabout, you may enter without yielding.
Look for pedestrians and use your turn signal before you exit, and make sure to stay in your lane as you navigate the roundabout.
Lane use for Glenwood and Darrow Road Roundabout:
The Roundabout installed functions as a multi-lane roundabout. You choose your lane in a multi-lane roundabout the same way you would in a traditional multi-lane intersection. The advanced signage will tell you what lane you should be in.
If you are traveling Eastbound on Glenwood: To go right get in the right lane. To go straight or left, get in the left lane. Note that only the left lane can go around the roundabout, the right lane is a drop right turn only.
If you are traveling Westbound on Glenwood: There is only one lane for straight, right or left turns. There will be no lane use signage on this leg of the intersection as the one lane can be used to make any traffic movement desired.
If you are traveling Southbound on SR91: To go straight or right, get in the right lane. To go straight, left or U-turn, get in the left lane.
If you are traveling Northbound on SR91: To go straight or right, get in the right lane. To go straight, left or U-turn, get in the left lane. Since the widening north of Glenwood Drive is not complete yet; traffic on Darrow Road will need to merge into one lane again north of the roundabout.
To learn more about roundabouts go to https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/safety/roundabouts