Wentworth Road Roundabout Nears Completion

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

November 24, 2009 3:39 PM

The $2.1-million Wentworth Road Roundabout is still under construction, but open to traffic. When completed, it will provide safe access between Exit 5A on Highway 101 and a busy commercial area in Windsor.

Modern roundabouts are intersections with traffic circulating around a central island. Drivers in roundabouts yield when entering and travel in a counter-clockwise direction.

Roundabouts have a proven track record around the world for reducing the number and severity of collisions, and for keeping traffic moving smoothly. An information sheet and diagram of the Wentworth Road Roundabout, describing the rules for roundabouts in Nova Scotia, is available at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/roundabout/wentworthroad.pdf .


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     The new two-point-one-million-dollar Wentworth Road

Roundabout is still under construction but open to traffic. When

completed, it will provide safe access between Exit 5A on Highway

101 and Wentworth Road.

     Roundabouts require approaching traffic to yield to drivers

in the circle. Roundabouts have a proven track record around the

world for reducing the number and severity of collisions and for

keeping traffic moving smoothly.

     For more information on roundabouts visit w-w-w dot gov dot

n-s dot c-a slash tran .

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Media Contact: Steve Smith
              Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
              902-424-2233
              E-mail: smithest@gov.ns.ca