Malsbary/Alliance Road Roundabout Open to Traffic

The roundabout at Malsbary Road and Alliance Road opened to traffic on Tuesday, September 12th. The single-lane roundabout is the first in the City of Blue Ash.

A roundabout is a circular intersection in which traffic flows counterclockwise around a center island. There are no traffic signals or stop signs in a roundabout. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, roundabouts improve safety, reduce congestion, reduce pollution, save money, and are functional. To drive safely in a single-lane roundabout, it is important that drivers slow down, yield at entry to circulating traffic, and move counter-clockwise throughout the roundabout until exiting. The Ohio Department of Transportation has a video about driving through a single lane roundabout available here.

The roundabout is part of the Malsbary Road improvement project to provide more connectivity within the City of Blue Ash.  

More information about roundabouts and safety:

Driving Tips PDF

Ohio Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration

Additional roundabout safety videos:

Indianapolis Department of Public Safety

Federal Highway Administration