The Village of Hoffman Estates opened a modern roundabout in 2007 at the intersection of Essex and Beacon Pointe Drives, northwest of Beverly and Shoe Factory Roads. Roundabouts have many safety and capacity benefits compared to typical intersections when designed properly. Please view the informational brochure, movie, and links to learn more on this topic.
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
New York State roundabouts page
Federal Highway Administration Roundabout page