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First downtown roundabout open to traffic Monday

Aug 17, 2011

The City of Mississauga's first downtown roundabout at the intersection of Duke of York Boulevard and Square One Drive will open to traffic on Monday, August 22 at 2 p.m.

"This roundabout was designed to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists as well as vehicular traffic within the downtown," said Martin Powell, commissioner, Transportation and Works.

Construction on the first of its kind in Mississauga's downtown core began this summer and concluded on August 19, 2011. Landscaping and enhancements will be completed in the coming months.

"We have finished the project before its scheduled September completion date, thanks to our hard working city staff and contractors," said Steve Barrett, manager, Transportation Asset Management. "Motorists are expected to yield to pedestrians and other traffic when entering the roundabout and use right-turn signals when exiting the roundabout," explained Barrett.

To watch an interactive animation on how to safely use a roundabout visit the City of Mississauga's website: roundabout link

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