Crash statistics at Door County’s two roundabouts support the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s belief the roadway features are doing their job. From the day they opened in July 2016 to the end of 2017, the roundabout at State Highway 42/57 and Michigan Street had eight property-damaging crashes and one minor injury. The roundabout at State Highway 42/57 and Egg Harbor Road saw the same number of minor injuries but 11 property damaging crashes. Mark Kantola from the Wisconsin DOT says the good thing about those crashes is they were due to a failure to yield, which is correctable.
Kantola says drivers also have to remember roundabouts are not just for them as they are also designed to keep the crossings safe for pedestrians. There have been no accidents involving pedestrians since the roundabouts were added.