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Roundabouts: Yield, Stop, or Go?

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Some drivers are confused by major roundabouts renovations.

The current roundabouts on University Avenue in Cedar Falls are drive-able, but not finished and it has some people going in circles. People don't know whether to yield, stop, or drive.

One of the civil engineers on the project Michelle Sweeney says, "The car coming into the roundabout always needs to yield to the cars that are currently within the roundabout."

The roundabouts are only partially done, which can be confusing to drivers.

Another concern is the traffic light at the Waterloo Road roundabout. People don't know if it's a roundabout or stoplight, causing some drivers to blow through red lights. For now, you follow the lights but that will soon change.

"By the end of the week, we are going to transition it into a roundabout by bagging the traffic signals. They will remain up but won't be operational through the winter time," Sweeney says.

With winter here and icy conditions on the way, Sweeney is asking drivers to educate themselves because the roundabouts will be like this for quite some time. The majority of construction is done for the season. It will pick back up in the spring.

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