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April 2, 2013

Work starts on 'roundabout'

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City officials said the intersection would host a “roundabout” rather than a “rotary,” the difference being that a roundabout is used for slower traffic, while a rotary is placed in locations with vehicles traveling at higher speeds.

When the project was first announced back in November, state Rep. Michael Costello, D-Newburyport, said he was happy to see the contract coming to Newburyport and added that it will make life a lot easier for people who frequently travel through the area.

“A roundabout will make driving easier for those who travel across the river,” Costello said. “It should lessen the feeling of impending doom that you sometimes face when we are traveling there, and aren’t sure who has the right of way.”

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