Roundabout Guideline Publications


ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Roundabouts: An Arizona Case Study and Design Guideline Final Report 545”, July 2003.

BONNESON, J.A.; FONTAINE, M.D “Engineering Study Guide for Evaluating Intersection Improvements”. NCHRP Report 457, 2001. This guide describes the engineering study process for evaluating the operational effectiveness of various intersection improvements. It also shows how capacity analysis and traffic simulation models can be used to assess the operational impacts of these improvements.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Design Information Bulletin Number 80-01 Roundabouts” This (DIB) includes Attachment “A” which documents CALTRANS (Department) roundabout design policies that differ from or supersede the text found in the FHWA Guide (2000).

CANADA TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION “Geometric Design Guide For Canadian Roads”, Roundabouts Section – 2.13.12. September 1999.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Florida Roundabout Guide”, pp 56, Tallahassee. March 1996.

JACQUEMART, G. ITE Toolbox on Intersection Safety and Design. Chapter 2: Designing and Operating Safer Roundabouts” May 25, 2004.

JACQUEMART, G.; OURSTON, L. “NCHRP Synthesis 264, Modern Roundabout Practice in the United States”. 1998.

KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Kansas Roundabout Guide: A Supplement to FHWA’s Roundabouts: An Informational Guide, 2003”.

LAND TRANSPORT, NEW ZEALAND “Guidelines for Marking Multi-Lane Roundabouts.” Land Transport NZ, ISBN 0-478-28910-3, September 2005.

MARKING TECHNICAL COMMITTEE (MTC).“Chapter 3H: Roundabout Marking”. (Draft) 2005. MTC developed a new chapter, Roundabouts Markings, Part 3 for the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The new chapter replaces Section 3B.24 and 3B.25 and Figures 3B.27 and 3B.28.

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Michigan Intersection Safety Strategy and Near Term Action Plan.” February 2004.

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Chapter IV Detail Design, Section 4-05 Intersections At Grade”, Subsection 4-05.8 Roundabouts, March 2004.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Highway Design Manual: Chapter 26 – Roundabout”, Revision XX, February 2001.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Roundabouts: Interim Requirements and Guidance”. June 2000.

OURSTON ROUNDABOUT ENGINEERING, INC. “Roundabout Design Guidelines”. 2001


PIARC Technical Committee on Road Safety (C13). “Road Safety Manual” Roundabouts, PP 479-487. 2003

QUEBEC MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION  “Roundabouts, A Different Type of Management Approach”. 2005.

This guide covers assessment of capacity, geometric design, safety analysis, layout, maintenance and environmental integration of roundabouts in Quebec.

ROBINSON B.; RODEGERDTS, L.; SCARBOROUGH, W.; KITTELSON, W.; TROUTBECK, R.; BRILON, W.; BONDZIO, L.; COURAGE, K.; KYTE, M.; MASON, J.; FLANNERY, A.; MYERS, E.; BUNKER, J.; JACQUEMART, G. “Roundabouts: An Informational Guide”. Federal Highway Administration, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, June 2000. The guidance supplied in this document is based on established international and U.S. practices and is supplemented by recent research. The following chapter topics are addressed: Introduction, Policy considerations, Planning, Operation, Safety, Geometric design, Traffic design and landscaping, System considerations, Glossary, Bibliography, Appendices. 

ROZENTAL, J. “Modern Roundabouts in British Columbia”: Draft Implementation Guide, ICBC Road Sense, 2001.

ROZENTAL, J. “Planning and Design of Modern Roundabouts”, Technical Bulletin, British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Highways, January 2003.  This guide is a draft dealing with planning and design of roundabouts.

TAEKRATOK, T. “Modern Roundabouts for Oregon”, Oregon Department of Transportation. June 1998.

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Evaluation of Four Recent Traffic Safety Initiatives, Volume 1: Developing Guidelines for Roundabouts”, Report No. UT-04-10, October 2005.

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION “Design Manual, M22-01”, Chapter 915 Roundabouts, June 2005.

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. “Facilities Development Manual”, Chapter 11, Section 26, July 2005.