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Drivers prepare for roundabout frustration

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By: Hannah Paczkowski
hpaczkowski@klkntv.com

Michele Zadina isn't a rookie when it comes to using the roundabout at 14th and Superior.

"I drove it all through construction, so I got used to it," she said.

But some people didn't get that practice. Saturday is the first Husker football game of the season and it's also the first time all lanes in the roundabout will be open during a game.

"Out of town people are not going to get it, I have family members that have driven it and hate coming this way now because they don't like driving it, they get confused," Zadina said.

Celia Rosenblum recently moved to Lincoln. She says to avoid confusion, be aware of your surroundings.

"You have to constantly be really watchful," she said.

And soon, police will be on high alert.

In September, police will be checking if you're using this roundabout correctly.

There have been more than 46 accidents at the 14th and Superior roundabout since January.

Police say one of the biggest problems is people merging into the roundabout don't realize both inner lanes can exit onto the next street and that has caused some accidents.

Police suggest to not enter the roundabout if there is an approaching car coming in any of the lanes.

During the month of September they'll be watching for traffic violations.

Zadina hopes this enforcement project will help limit the number of crashes.

"There's some people who just don't do it right, so maybe if they can find them and point out what they're doing wrong, it might help," she said.

 

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