Graphic of roundabout road sign A roundabout is a circular intersection designed to maximize safety, minimize delay and decrease fuel consumption. There are not traffic lights or stop signs at a roundabout.

Location of proposed roundabout

Dependent on City Council's approval, a new single-lane roundabout will be built at the intersection of Victoria Avenue East and Ford Street South. The location was chosen by the Engineering & Operations Division and is supported by the City's Transportation Master Plan. Once the roundabout is in place, traffic lights at the intersection of Lillie Street and Victoria Avenue East will be removed, Lillie Street will become a one-way northbound street, and a pedestrian crossover will be installed at the west side of the roundabout.

Graphic of Ford St S street sign  Graphic of Victoria Avenue East street sign

 

Public inputGraphics of a roundabout, thumbs up and thumbs down

Thank you for sharing your input on the proposed roundabout. Our online survey is now closed. 

 

Stay in the loop - project timeline

  • Public Education Session #1 - January 15, 2019, from 4 - 7 pm (presentation at 5 pm), at the Salvation Army Community Church, 2621 Victoria Avenue East
  • Public Education Session # 2 - January 16, 2019, from 4 - 7 pm (presentation at 5 pm), at Mariner's Hall, 2201 Sleeping Giant Parkway 
  • May 2019 - Traffic study, public input, and recommendations  presented to City Council. City Council to decide if project will be approved.
  • Spring 2019 - (If approved, construction begins)
  • Fall 2019 - (If approved, roundabout opens)

The ins and outs of roundabouts

Roundabouts are safe and easy to use. Here is a quick guide:

  1. Reduce speed and approach roundabout

    Graphic of car driving in roundabout

  2. Drivers entering must yield to vehicles already in roundabout

    Graphic of car driving in roundabout

  3. Wait for space and enter roundabout safely

    Graphic of car driving in roundabout

  4. Continue through your exit while checking for cyclists and pedestrians

    Graphic of car driving in roundabout

 

 Benefits of roundabouts

 Vehicle safety


 Graphic of direction sign

All vehicles travel in the same direction, never crossing paths. This reduces the severity of vehicle collissions. Slower speeds also give drivers more time to react and make decisions.

 Pedestrian safety

Graphic of pedestrian sign

 

A pedestrian crossover will be installed and the crossing will be shorter, reducing potential vehicle conflicts.

 Pollution reduciton

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Since there is a significant reduction in vehicle idling, less gas is being burned and exhausted into the atmosphere.

 Reduced fuel consumption

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In addition to emission reduction, fuel consumption is reduced.

 Speed reduction

Graphic showing speed reduction

 

Roundabouts have the effect of calming traffic and speed in neighbourhoods.

 Improved traffic flow

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Roundabouts provide an increase in traffic capacity.

 Lower life cycle costs

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Operation and maintenance costs are lower compared to traffic signals.

 

 

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