DuBois City looking for resident's opinions on roundabout

DuBois, Clearfield County, Pa. -
Lines of cars are a familiar sight on beaver drive in DuBois. It's something drivers say can really eat up time while traveling across town.

"It's very hard to get through especially if you have to be somewhere at a certain time," explains Dubois resident, Cindy Cochran. 

City officials say Beaver Drive is already a busy road, and when you add in the four way intersection it could get really backed up at times. "It's obviously heavier around school traffic, but it's really anytime. And then people don't know to take their turn. So do I go, don't I go?" says Herm Supilizo.

Now the city is looking at a possibility to remove the stop signs where Beaver Drive meets Division Street. They would be replaced with a roundabout. The idea is in very preliminary stages, explains Supilizo. "They're more and more coming along I think they're the way of the future."

The thought is the non stop traffic circle could help eliminate the stop and go backups. "[With a roundabout] everyone's going and where they should go, without stopping," says Cochran. 

However, many people in the area have never driven on a roundabout, and those who have say it can be intimidating.

"I think if you're familiar with them and you're trying to get around them it's good, but when you're traveling = into a new area it's hard to get around them," says Dubois resident Kim Robinson.

However,  other drivers believe a different option might be the best solution. Including  Robert Schoening of Dubois, "I think it should have a light. Everyone wants to go at the same time."
 
Some drivers say the intersections fine as is - and there's no need to cause chaos with construction.

"I was just down there yesterday thinking everyone sort of knows when it's their turn to go. You don't fix something that's not broke," adds Robinson.

The city is looking for feedback before any decision is made. To provide thoughts and opinions, call the Dubois City Building at 814-371-5521.
 


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