This is National Roundabouts Week, dedicated to promoting safer roads

This is National Roundabouts Week, a Federal Highway Administration-led campaign focused on making “safe roads for a safer future.”

The Montgomery County Engineer’s Office has identified a roundabout as the preferred alternative for improving the intersection of Alex-Bell and Mad River Roads, according to a statement from county Engineer Paul Gruner.

>> Related: Roundabout coming to congested Alex-Bell, Mad River roads intersection

Some cities, such as Carmel, Ind., are marking the week by offering cookies, selling T-shirts and hosting trivia games to celebrate. There are more than 100 roundabouts in the central Indiana city north of Indianapolis, more than any other U.S. city, Mayor Jim Brainard told indystar.com Tuesday.

>> Roundabouts becoming popular in Ohio

To find more information about National Roundabouts week, visit https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/NRW 

According to the FHA, the first modern roundabout in the U.S. is thought to have been built in Summerlin, Nevada, circa 1990. Today there are more than 4,000 modern roundabouts in the United States, according to the FHA.

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