Carlton Street Improvements (Roundabout)

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The Carlton Street Improvements Project is located at the intersection of Carlton Street and Reservoir Street and extends approximately 300 feet in each direction. The project consisted primarily of the intersection being converted into a roundabout but also incorporated improvements such as sidewalk, drainage, utility relocations, and signing/pavement markings. These improvements were completed in December of 2015 and put into full operation. As anticipated, the roundabout appears to have improved the traffic operations in this area and also enhanced safety for the area.

Engineering design for this project was completed by McCormick Taylor, Inc. and construction was completed by Partners Excavating Company of Harrisonburg.

Roundabout at Carlton and Reservoir


Carlton Street Improvement Project Concept

PDF[9MB] Carlton Street Improvements Project Display Board - August 6, 2013


Project Schedule:

  • Project Began: 2012
  • Engineering: 2012 through March 2014
  • Public Hearing: August 6, 2013
  • Right of Way: Fall 2013 through Spring 2014
  • Utility Relocation: Winter 2013/2014 through Summer 2014
  • Construction Start: April 2015
  • Construction Complete: December 2015


PDF[2MB] Project Information Handout - March 2014


Design Public Hearing was hosted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Spotswood Elementary School, 400 Mountain View Drive, Harrisonburg, VA. PDF[7.8KB] Public Hearing Notice. The public comment period closed August 16, 2013. 

PDF[2MB] Design Public Hearing Handout (Project Summary)

PDF[9MB] Carlton Street Improvements Project Display Board

PDF[6MB] Roundabout Display Board

PDF[255KB] Downloadable Comment Form - Open until August 16, 2013


Learn more about roundabouts and how they work!


Questions? Contact Ms. Kim Cameron, PE, Public Works Engineer at or 540-434-5928.


Use this interactive animation to see how roundabouts work by car, by bike, and when walking: