Apponaug Bypass

Warwick, RI
Owner: Rhode Island Department of Transportation

The purpose of this project is to provide a two-way road around the section of Post Road that is located in front of the Warwick City Hall, between Apponaug Four Corners and Williams Corner. This project would allow the majority of traffic on Post Road at City Hall to be diverted, leaving much lower traffic volumes passing through the heart of the historic Apponaug Village. The reduction of the existing traffic volumes on that section of Post Road is seen by the City as a key to the revitalization and redevelopment of this historic area.

Modern roundabouts are being designed to handle the heavy traffic volumes at the key intersections. A modern roundabout is a one-way, circular intersection without traffic signals in which traffic flows around a center island. They are specifically engineered to reduce speeds, maximize safety and improve traffic flow. Thousands of roundabouts have been installed in Europe, Australia and throughout the United States. Where roundabouts have been built, they have been widely accepted because they provide increased safety, improved traffic flow, traffic calming effects and aesthetic benefits.