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
"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
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses,
including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in
the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by
focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money,
maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.
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