Project Details 

The University Avenue and N. Grandview Avenue intersection was converted into an urban, single-lane roundabout over the summer of 2018 and opened to traffic on Aug. 20, 2018. 

University N Grandview Arial Photo
Roundabout labeled

Why a roundabout?

  • The intersection doesn’t operate well as a four-way stop, it was scheduled to be converted to a signalized intersection
  • The roundabout will provide a safer and more efficient intersection, especially during the off-peak hours
  • Aging infrastructure is in need of replacement (sewer, water, etc.)
  • Pavement life will be extended significantly

This roundabout was designed to operate in conjunction with the existing roundabout to the south, and the new traffic signal to the north.

Impacts on the Area

  • Right-of-way is necessary from Allison-Henderson Park and Fire Station #4, with Addition of flashing signals by the fire station.
  • No impacts to the current sledding area
  • No impacts to southeast or southwest corners
  • The projects design requires that the existing Jule stop be relocated, however services will be continuous throughout construction. The bus stop location will be temporarily on University Avenue during the first stage of construction. The final location will move from south leg of the intersection, to the north leg.

Improvements to infrastructur

Installation of the University Grandview Roundabout provides an opportunity for coordination of a multi-modal infrastructure project that will improve the current transit amenities while increasing safety and improving access to Allison-Henderson Park. The new transfer location along the edge of the park includes a paved bus pull-in area, large bus shelter, bike racks, trash and recycling receptacles, regraded sidewalk to meet ADA requirements, security cameras, and lighting. Over 3,800 bus rides begin, end or transfer at this location per month providing access to work, educational and recreational opportunities and medical appointments. 

The current relocation plan includes a 10-foot-wide lane for buses to pull-off of Grandview into an unused area of Allison Henderson Park. This has been presented as an interim relocation for the transfer area while the East-West Corridor Study Improvements are designed to include a long-term transfer area solution.

Jule Midtown Transfer plan & renderings 4