It’s always exciting to hear about our projects being fully realized and constructed, which happened this week with the announcement of the Giss Parkway Interchange at Interstate 8. The project is Yuma’s first modern roundabout for a freeway interchange, which is replacing a T intersection for the on- and off-ramps from westbound I-8. Improvements include lighting, signage, drainage, and bicycle accessibility. Wheat Design Group provided the erosion control plans and the aesthetic design for the roundabout.
Paul Patane from ADOT stated that “modern roundabouts are designed to move traffic more efficiently without the use of traffic lights. ADOT has used modern roundabouts in other parts of the state and they have proven to move traffic smoothly and safely without the long delays that can come with traffic signals and stop signs.”
WDG was excited to be part of a project that will provide Yuma with a more effective and safe traffic solution between Giss Parkway and I-8. For more information, read the ADOT story here.