Sandwich-Cotuit Road Modern Roundabout

Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Sandwich, Massachusetts

Known as one of the most hazardous intersections on Cape Cod, the Cotuit Road/Harlow Road intersection was in critical need of safety improvements. The modern roundabout solution was developed through the collaborative Road Safety Audit (RSA) process. The audit brings together local officials, not usually included such as Police and Fire Departments with technical engineering expertise. Having evaluated numerous options, it was clear that the existing roadway layout and traffic flow pointed to the roundabout as the preferred option. Our close collaboration with the reviewing agencies allowed us to advance this federally funded project from start to construction completion in 3 years.

We are pleased to note that the roundabout was completed ahead of schedule in Spring 2013 and has been welcomed by the Town of Sandwich.