A loon is not only an aquatic bird, it's the name given to this notch in the road to enable safer U-turns, such as the one shown below on Wilmington Pike at Brown Road. Northbound traffic has a left-turn lane into the loon so they can turn around to the southbound lanes, and pause if needed. There are a few more in the area, which I had never noticed before, but none are anywhere near as large and well-marked as this one. Check out the link below for a 360-degree Google Street View look at the area, fortunately taken on a nice sunny day.
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