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Roundabouts cause angst in Farmington

Meg Hilling
November 08, 2018 01:49 PM

FARMINGTON -- When it comes to getting drivers in the City of Farmington ready for the installation of roundabouts, the police department is taking an educational approach.

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By sharing instructional videos on Facebook, the police department is trying to make the transition for drivers easy.

"We're confident that'll we'll be able to help residents transition to this and they'll be navigating through them with no problem,” Georgette Allen, spokesperson for the Farmington Police Department said.

But some residents are taking to Facebook and threatening to avoid downtown altogether because of the roundabouts.

As a result, revitalization planners are a bit annoyed.

"I think people will come around,” said Michael Bulloch works for the City of Farmington. "If they want to continue to support local businesses and shop local, they are going to come downtown."

Construction of the roundabouts will begin in February. In the meantime, police are continuing to stress that the roundabouts are not meant to cause problems, but rather solve them.

"It's not to make people's lives difficult. this is again to make it safer for our drivers and our pedestrians in the downtown area,” Allen said.

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