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Regarding the letter about the proposed "roundabout" on Lafayette Boulevard, the writer made a good point about the downhill location and curves being dangerous.
I would also submit that the diameter of the roundabout is important, especially going uphill.
Right now, trucks have a very difficult time getting up the hill. If they have to slow to go around a small circle, it will be a huge problem. They are already a big problem and it's a straightaway!
If a roundabout is built, it needs to be only one lane, and in a big-enough diameter to keep traffic flowing at speed. This should be a way to ease traffic not to subdue it.