The Village of Hoffman Estates recently constructed a modern roundabout at the intersection of Essex and Beacon Pointe Drives, northwest of Beverly and Shoe Factory Roads. Roundabouts have many safety and capacity benefits when designed properly. The Village is excited to introduce the following background on roundabouts to residents. The design and applicability of the roundabout was reviewed with the Village Board, Plan Commission, and Home Owners Association as a part of the approval process. Please view the informational brochure, movie, and links to learn more about the roundabout.
The Ins and Outs of Roundabouts in Hoffman Estates Brochure
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
IIHS Roundabouts: The IIHS has done extensive research on improving traffic safety. One area of research is roundabouts. On their website, they provide informational brochures, questions and answers, and the movie, listed below.
IIHS Informational Roundabouts Movie (WMV) (2 Minutes)
Other links for more information on roundabouts:
Lake County Department of Transportation
Kansas State University Centre for Transportation and Research Training
Wisconsin DOT Roundabouts page
New York DOT Roundabouts page