This project converted a T- intersection to a roundabout at the corner of Memorial Avenue and Highway 19A. Reconstruction of this intersection sought to increase public safety, calm traffic, improve services levels and reduce idling.
Transport Canada recommends converting signalized intersections to roundabouts wherever appropriate. Their findings, as well as many others, have concluded that countries showing less intersection collisions have implemented roundabouts. Statistics reveal the following picture:
The roundabout culminates the Memorial Avenue corridor upgrades, which have received approximately $2M to date.
Funding for the roundabout specicially was received from the ICBC Road Improvement Program in the amount of $82,700.
Bob Weir, P.Eng
Director of Engineering & Capital Projects
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