The city of Utica earlier this week held an informational meeting about the plans to build a roundabout at Oneida Square.  Count me in as a supporter. 

What a boondoggle that area can be.  Think about the fact that you have traffic from 5 different streets (Genesee, Plant, State, Oneida and Park) converging there and trying to go off in different directions.  It's a mess to figure out, especially if you're not a native.  The roundabout will make traversing the streets much easier in all directions.

The conceptual drawing is gorgeous; it appears to be a view looking southbound from State Street.  I really like how it opens up the Soldiers and Sailors monument to the public.  As it stands now, you'd be dodging traffic to have  a look, but the idea of a surrounding park is great!