Dallas County Public Works

Transportation & Planning Division

Administration Building . 411 Elm Street, 4th Floor . Dallas, Texas 75202

Balch Springs Modern Roundabout at Intersection of
Belt Line Road, Pioneer Road and Eastgate Drive

Roundabouts are becoming more common in Texas because they provide safer and more efficient traffic flow than standard intersections.  By keeping traffic moving one-way in a counterclockwise direction, there are fewer conflict points and traffic flows smoothly.

When compared to other types of intersection controls crash statistics show that roundabouts reduce the number of:

  • Fatal crashes by about 90%*
  • Injury crashes by about 75%**
  • Overall crashes by about 35%**

*"Safety Effect of Roundabout Conversions in the United States Empirical Bayes Observational Before-After Study."  Transportation Research Record 1751, Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Washington, D.C., 2001.

**NCHRP Report 572:  Roundabouts in the United States.  National Cooperative Highway Research Program, TRB, NAS, Washington, D.C., 2007.

Dallas County, in partnership with the City of Balch Springs has compiled a list of resources and informational materials, to educate the public about the newly constructed modern roundabout at the intersection of Belt Line Road, Pioneer Road, and Eastgate Drive.  Please check this website for additional updates and resources pertaining to this very exciting transportation project in the City of Balch Springs.

Educational Materials
Pamphlets / Printable Handouts

Features of a Roundabout and Signs

Driving a Roundabout Turn by Turn

Details on Driving the Roundabout

Avoiding Conflict and Best Practices

Additional Resources
Roundabouts USA Website

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Questions and Answers on Roundabouts


Federal Highway Administration