Portion of new roundabout in Red Deer opening

67th Street/Johnstone Drive project still underway

By Advocate staff

Drivers in Red Deer will be able to use part of a new roundabout under construction at 67th Street and Johnstone Drive starting this weekend.

The City of Red Deer said in a release Thursday that the roundabout is not complete, but one lane will open in all directions. In addition, the single-lane roundabout at 66th Street and Orr Drive is fully open.

Weather permitting, work will continue until the end of this construction season and will resume

next spring as needed to complete road construction on 67th Street, as well as trails and

landscaping. The lane restrictions on 67th Street will also continue until construction is complete.

The area is still an active construction site, and drivers must obey all posted signage, including speed limits and temporary roundabout signage.

Drivers should follow these basic steps for navigating single lane roundabouts:

– Slow down

– As you approach the roundabout, signal like you would at a regular intersection: signal

left if you’re turning left, signal right if you’re turning right.

– Yield to pedestrians at the crosswalks

– Look left and yield to traffic in the roundabout; only stop if necessary.

– Signal right as you approach your exit and yield to pedestrians.

Pedestrians should cross only at designated crosswalks and urged to use caution when crossing at the roundabout, especially while construction is underway.

For more information about using roundabouts, please visit www.roundabout.how

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