VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - The City of Virginia Beach opened the new Laskin Road traffic roundabout Wednesday.
The new roundabout at the intersection of Laskin and Baltic Avenue is part of the ongoing Laskin Road Gateway Project. The goal of the project is to enhance the area between 30th Street and Arctic Avenue, a major thoroughfare to the oceanfront.
WAVY News was the first to travel through the new roundabout Wednesday morning and noticed that several drivers were getting confused due to the extreme change in traffic landscape.
"Make sure to yield," said Chris Wojtowicz, Project Manager of the Gateway Project. "Traffic in the circle has the right of way."
New signs will need to be put up, the light synchronization needs to be tweaked, but the first reviews are extremely positive.
Phase four of the Gateway Project that included the roundabout cost almost $10 million and the entire project cost more than $40 million.
Laskin Road east of the roundabout towards the ocean should be open by August.
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