Parkland residents are familiar with roundabouts as they have driven through them for many years at the intersection of Holmberg Road and Riverside Drive and the intersection of Holmberg Road and Parkside Drive. Two more roundabouts are being constructed, one at University Drive and Old Club Road at the entrance to the Parkland Golf and Country Club (PGCC) and one at Hillsboro Boulevard and Everglades Way in the new Falls at Parkland development. As part of the Loxahatchee Road (Lox) project that will start in the next few years, there will be three additional roundabouts added: Lox-Nob Hill Road, Lox-University Drive, and Lox-Parkside Drive.
Increasing safety, improving traffic flow, and aesthetics are among the benefits of roundabouts. For information on the many advantages of roundabouts and how to navigate them as a motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian, see the information below. Immediately below is information specific to the roundabouts currently under construction in the City of Parkland.
University Drive and Old Club Road Roundabout
Following an online resident vote on conceptual designs for the center feature of the roundabout, a fountain feature was selected to dovetail with the entrance to PGCC. This roundabout will blend nicely with the surrounding area and will eliminate the three-way stop intersection. It is expected that traffic will flow more easily through this area as a result of the addition of this roundabout. Learn more about the roundabout at University Drive and Old Club Road.
Everglades Way and Hillsboro Boulevard Roundabout
The Falls at Parkland is a new community under development immediately west of Parkside Drive and immediately south of Lox Road. As a condition of developing the community, Ryan Homes / Parkland Centerline was required to extend Hillsboro Boulevard west of Parkside Drive. Along this stretch of Hillsboro Boulevard is a roundabout at Hillsboro’s intersection with a new street, Everglades Way. Learn more about the roundabout at Hillsboro Boulevard and Everglades Way.
How to Use a Roundabout
To navigate through a single lane roundabout: reduce your speed to 10-15 mph as you approach the roundabout. Be aware of bicyclists and pedestrians, look left for oncoming traffic (traffic moves counter-clockwise), yield to vehicles already in the roundabout, wait for a gap and enter. DO NOT STOP in the roundabout, do not pass other vehicles, and use your turn signal to exit the roundabout to the right. Yield to pedestrians crossing the exit lane and always allow emergency vehicles to pass.
Learn how pedestrian, bicyclists, and motorists together can safely use roundabouts by viewing this informational video from The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). View frequently asked questions about roundabouts.
For additional information on roundabout rules and safety, go to U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.