New Roundabout earns APWA award

December 19, 2023

The American Public Works Association Suburban Branch selected the Village of Glenview's new roundabout at Patriot Boulevard and the Costco Access Roadway as a Public Works Project of the Year in the Transportation Category (under $5 million).

The APWA Awards recognize outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in public works.

The Patriot/Costco roundabout was built to a) improve traffic operations and allow more vehicles to proceed on their way without needing to wait; b) improve safety and reduce vehicle emissions at this intersection; and c) make the conditions safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Installing roundabouts in place of traffic signals or stop signs has been found to reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 15-45 percent, nitrous oxide emissions by 21-44 percent, carbon dioxide emissions by 23-34 percent and hydrocarbon emissions by 0-40 percent. Constructing roundabouts in place of traffic signals or stop signs also reduced fuel consumption by an estimated 23-34 percent​.

In addition, the Village's traffic study showed that during peak hours of traffic, the Level of Service (LOS) at the intersection will improve from a 'C' grade to an 'A'. An 'A' grade intersection is defined as one that is highly stable with free-flow conditions and little to no congestion.​