HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — During a public information meeting Wednesday night, county officials will show off their proposal for a "peanut" roundabout in Hillsborough County.
Officials tell ABC Action News this would be the first of its kind in the state.
The project hopes to ease congestion during peak hours and create smoother turning movements.
The County is also incorporating Vision Zero to enchance pedestrian safety.
Here's what's in the proposal:
- Van Dyke Road will be expanded to four lanes with a grassy median.
- New 10 to 12 foot shared use paths on either side of the road
- Plus, a trail to connect Upper Tampa Bay Trail and Northdale Lake Park
- Three new roundabouts in the area, including a peanut design
What's a peanut roundabout?
- The design is oblong and entry points are further apart
- Proposed at Van Dyke Road at Darby Lane and Lake Reflection Blvd. plus Grace Family Church.
The project is part of a $40 million Capital Improvement Project.