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I-82 - Valley Mall Blvd Interchange - Roundabout Test Drive

Drivers from Union Gap went round and round on July 11th during a roundabout test drive in the Sears Parking lot at the Valley Mall. The test drive was part of a demonstration organized and set up by WSDOT engineers and maintenance crews.

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Local motorcyclist tests roundabout at Valley Mall during WSDOT Roundabout Test Drive event.

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Local Pepsi driver brings his truck out to test drive the roundabout.

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The longest truck and trailer to test the roundabout, measuring 100 ft in length, made the turns without hitting a single traffic cone.

All types of vehicles manage to enter and exit the roundabout with ease and safety.

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Lane usage signs are at every entrance of a roundabout, telling the drivers which lane they need to be in.

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Union Gap School District has three different buses test drive the roundabout.