Public Works Administration
2123 NW 111th St.
Clive, IA 50325-3755
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Roundabouts and Traffic Circles
There are currently three roundabouts in Clive, located at NW 156th/Boston Parkway, Berkshire Parkway/Boston Parkway, and Berkshire Parkway/Sheridan Aveiue. There are two traffic circles located on Clark Street between 104th and 100th Streets. Roundabouts and traffic circles are designed to slow traffic while lowering delays. Operations are improved by smooth flowing traffic, with less stop and go than would be experienced at a signalized intersection.
The same rules apply for maneuvering in roundabouts and traffic circles. The general principle behind using a roundabout is yield at entry. A motorist approaching a roundabout must slow down, yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk, and yield to traffic already in the roundabout. Then, when a gap in traffic is present, it’s a simple maneuver similar to a right turn onto a one way street. Once in the roundabout, proceed around the center island and take the desired right hand turn.
Upon approaching the roundabout, stay to the right of the median island and SLOW DOWN to 10-15 mph. Be sure to look for pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Before you enter the roundabout, YIELD to traffic on your left in the roundabout.
Remember to be prepared to stop if there is not a sufficient gap in circulating traffic.
All traffic is moving in a counter clockwise direction.
ENTER the roundabout when there is sufficient gap. Continue safely around the roundabout to your exit. NEVER STOP in the roundabout.
Look for your street. Use your right turn signal and EXIT the roundabout carefully. Watch for pedestrians in the crosswalk and stop for them. Do not accelerate until after crossing the pedestrian crosswalk.