Possible wine country roundabouts put on fast track for Napa County

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Roundabouts are being considered on Highway 29 — the thoroughfare for Napa Valley wine country — at Rutherford Cross Road and Oakville Cross Road.

Local transportation officials are talking about tapping into a Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) “Quick-Strike” grant program that has project nominations due in March.

“These would be within the next five years,” county Board of Supervisors Chairperson and county MTC representative Alfredo Pedroza said. “This is an aggressive timetable.”

County Public Works Director Steven Lederer said that, in an ideal world, construction would begin within about a year. It appears roundabouts would fit at these intersections, but that is among the things being studied, he said.

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