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Round and round

   The roundabouts and traffic calming plan in Hamburg are working; there have been far fewer accidents since six traffic signals were replaced with four roundabouts.

   A traffic study of Buffalo and Main streets (Route 62) in the Village of Hamburg showed the number of accidents dropped by 63 percent since October, compared to the number before construction started.

   I heard a lot of people a few years ago wondering why the roundabouts were chosen. Today, some of the biggest skeptics have been won over by how quick and easy they are to navigate.

   What do you think of them? Have you seen anyone stop in the middle of one of them? How long do you have to wait to get through the intersection? Have you seen any accidents?

   --- Barbara O'Brien

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