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First Roundabout in City's Downtown

May 26, 2011

This week, Mississauga City Council approved its first downtown roundabout at the intersection of Duke of York Boulevard and Square One Drive with construction beginning this summer.

"The City's Downtown21 Master Plan has identified roundabouts as features that will help make the downtown vibrant and pedestrian friendly," said Martin Powell commissioner of Transportation and Works. "Constructing a roundabout at Square One Drive and Duke of York Boulevard will help facilitate existing and expected traffic volumes."

Powell explained there are typically no traffic signals at intersections controlled by roundabouts to define rights-of-way for motorists, pedestrians, or cyclists; entering motorists yield to pedestrians and other motorists in and around a roundabout. He also added the City will undertake an education and awareness program including sessions at Square One Shopping Centre and Sheridan College to explain the safe usage of roundabouts.

For more information on roundabouts and safe usage visit: Roundabouts

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