Residents invited to open house on roundabout

Residents invited to open house on roundabout

Planned for intersection of Westgrove Dr and McLeod Ave

Residents are invited to learn more about a roundabout project at the intersection of Westgrove Drive and McLeod Avenue at an open house on Sept. 15.

The open house will be from 6 - 8 p.m. in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall and will provide more details on the project, which is expected to happen next summer.

The City hired Al Terra Engineering to review the intersection, as it's anticipated it will become more congested as the area grows, especially with the recent extension of Westgrove Drive to Jennifer Heil Way through the McLaughlin neighbourhood.

Al Terra developed a functional plan for the intersection, including a recommendation to introduce a roundabout as a long-term solution to manage traffic demand.

Introducing a roundabout at that location will improve flow by reducing stop and go traffic, while also improving safety, as it will require all traffic to slow down and reduce the likelihood of head-on or right-angle collisions. It will also fit within the existing right of way and will not require the acquisition of lands.

A roundabout also has several benefits when compared to traffic signals, including:

  • Reduced cost and ongoing maintenance, as no lights are required.
  • Vehicles do not have to stop at off-peak periods.
  • It will continue to function during power failures.

The design of a roundabout also accommodates vehicles of various sizes, as large trucks can get around using the truck apron, while smaller vehicles are accommodated within the paved roadway portion of the roundabout.

Residents with questions or comments about the project are also welcome to send an email Email