67 Street/Johnstone Drive Corridor Improvements
Construction has wrapped up for the year and the 67 Street/Johnstone roundabout is fully open. The roundabout at 66 Street and Orr Drive is all open. Work will resume in the spring to complete road construction on 67 Street, as well as trails and landscaping. As a result, the area will remain a construction site throughout the winter with a posted speed limit at 30 km/h.
What is a modern roundabout?
A modern roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel in a counterclockwise direction around a central island. Drivers enter the roundabout by yielding to traffic already in the roundabout. No lane changes are needed as drivers choose their lane before entering the roundabout and exit at their street.
There are several safety and operational benefits for roundabouts versus signalized intersections including:
- Up to 80 per cent fewer injury and fatal accidents
- Slower speeds resulting in a lower risk of serious vehicle collisions
- Improved traffic flow and fewer delays
- Accommodates higher traffic volumes
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