Colleyville's Cheek-Sparger/Jackson roads roundabout is a little less confusing.
Drivers began to experience the roundabout in its near-final configuration last week as city staff expects substantial completion at month's end.
The roundabout now has drivers moving in a circle, as opposed to having to stop at an island in the middle of the intersection.
Construction crews installed the curb for the center island last week.
City engineer Jeremy Hutt said, for the most part, drivers are experiencing the roundabout as it will be in the future.
"We are operating at a circle," he said. "We still have stop signs prior to entering the circle as we try to slow traffic as much as possible because it is still a work zone."
Construction crews continue to complete medians, and Hutt said landscaping and other finishing touches may take through March to complete.
The project started in January 2014, and was originally planned to finish in September, but early on, utility relocation put the project on hold for four months.
Hutt said the city has worked to complete the roundabout in a timely manner. He gave the example of using high-strength concrete, which speeds up the process and allows traffic on freshly poured concrete in three days rather than seven.
"Once the project has been completed we get a lot of positive feedback," Hutt said. "It is a challenge to build a circle in what is an existing square peg and maintain traffic during the construction period."
Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770