Multi-lane Roundabouts

How to drive multi-lane roundabouts

  • Slow down to 15 to 20 mph when approaching the roundabout.
  • Choose the appropriate lane. Just like a standard intersection, you must choose the proper lane for your destination based on lane markings prior to entering the roundabout intersection. Do not change lanes in the roundabout.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks . . .It's the law!
  • Yield to traffic that is already in the circle approaching from the left. Never merge. Wait for a gap in traffic, then carefully proceed into the roundabout.
  • Proceed based on the lane you have chosen and exit appropriately. Do not change lanes in the roundabout.
  • For right turns, travel in the right lane and exit based on the exit lane markings.
  • For left turns, travel in the left lane.
  • For continuing forward, remain in the same lane you entered.

By understanding what a modern roundabout is and how it works, motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians can travel through intersections easier and more safely.

More Information

For more information on modern roundabouts, Contact Traffic Engineering at 480-312-7696 or email [email protected]. You can also check out the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety website at: www.iihs.orglinks to external site and the Federal Highway Administrations website at: to external site

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Transportation 
7447 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 205 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251  
P: 480-312-7250
TDD: 480-312-5419
F:  480-312-4000

Traffic Engineering
P: 480-312-7250

Street Operations
P: 480-312-5620

Traffic Management Center 
P: 480-312-7777 (6 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays)
[email protected]