Roundabout planned for Gasoline Alley

A roundabout is planned to fix traffic snarls in Gasoline Alley.

A roundabout is planned to fix traffic snarls in Gasoline Alley.

The $6-million roundabout is planned for Leva Avenue to ease congestion at an intersection near Galaxy Cinemas.

Mayor Jim Wood said the county has been looking for ways to keep traffic moving in the area, which is busy with local traffic and vehicles coming into the commercial area off Hwy 2.

There is often so much traffic coming off the highway that vehicles trying to move north in Gasoline Alley on the way to the cinemas or Costco face frustrating waits.

“We’ve got to see the traffic start to flow properly in that area,” said Wood.

“A roundabout allows traffic to continuously flow.”

The county has put aside the $6 million in its proposed 2013 capital budget. However, the county is also trying to line up some provincial funding help. Covering some of the cost through a levy charged to area businesses is also being considered.

Construction is expected to take place in the summer.

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