The proposed roundabout at Winter Street and Route 53 won’t be Duxbury’s first.

 

The roundabout near Exit 11, at the intersection of Lincoln and Congress streets, was one of the first of its kind in the state. The intersection was a problem for many years and saw dozens of accidents, including fatal ones. All that stood at the intersection was a blinking yellow light (which hasn’t proved useful at Winter Street or Bailey’s Corner, either.)

First proposed in 1999-2000, the project was supposed to take seven months and cost $372,000. It stretched longer than that, however, as Duxbury officials had to pressure the state to complete the work.

The roundabout lowered the speed limit to 25 miles per hour and slowed traffic approaching the on and off ramps, cutting the number of accidents there.