Franklin Blvd. Corridor: 7 Mini-Roundabouts

Cleveland, OH


The City of Cleveland launched a rehabilitation project for Franklin Blvd. that included a series of 7 mini-roundabouts to promote traffic-calming along the corridor.


Working with partner firm GPD Group, MTJ provided roundabout peer review and horizontal design optimization that included:

  • Review of proposed mini-roundabout designs
  • Developing final horizontal designs
  • Documentation of designs and modifications
  • Application of appropriate traffic and roadway design principles (system considerations)

MTJ’s design optimization/peer review approach ensured:

  • Adherence to roadway and roundabout design safety principles
  • State-of-the-practice mini-roundabout design techniques
  • Safety for all modes – pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles
  • Application of best practices to conform to FHWA Mini-Roundabouts Technical Summary


  • Constrained urban residential context
  • Complete Streets/Multimodal
  • Avoids ROW impacts
  • Series of 7 mini-roundabouts
  • Maximizes ped/bike comfort/safety
  • Minimizes roadway construction/costs

“A special thank you to Mark Johnson because the updates based on his designs and suggestions really helped turn the tide. His involvement has had a great positive impact on the project.”
Eva D. Vargas, PE, AICP
Project Engineer
CIty of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects
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