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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Lakeville Traffic Talk Lakeville Minnesotas CIP plan is spending 63% of its $144,736,029 budget on transportation. [1] $23,834,932 has been put towards public works for better transportation in 2014 alone. [1] Transportation includes all roads, streets, street lights, bridges and traffic signals within the City with the exception of Interstate I-35 and routine maintenance of County roads. Major funding sources include Municipal State Aid Street funds, special assessments and property taxes. [1 Roundabouts reduced injury crashes by 75 percent at intersections where stop signs or signals were previously used for traffic control, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. [2] Contrary to many peoples perceptions, roundabouts actually move traffic through an intersection more quickly, and with less congestion on approaching roads. [2] The cost difference between building a roundabout and a traffic signal is comparable. Where long-term costs are considered, roundabouts eliminate hardware, maintenance and electrical costs associated with traffic signals, which can cost between $5,000 and $10,000 per year. [2] In 2010 six people died on Lakevilles road ways. [3] Average commute time from Lakeville to the Twin Cities is 27 minutes An average of twenty people every day are killed in accidents at intersections everyday in the United States alone. [5] A roundabout may reduce the amount of widening needed on the approach roadways in comparison to alternative intersection forms. [6] Construction of Suburban 4 Lane with Paved Shoulders Outside and Curb Median costs $3,438,053.59 per mile. [7] 20 40 60 80 100 40 80 $
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