Beginning in August, the city will start constructing a new roundabout at the Huntmar Drive and Richardson Side Road intersection. The work will include the construction of a single entry and exit roundabout with a pedestrian crossing around the intersection that will provide a connection to the paved shoulders of the road.
This much-needed roundabout will improve traffic flow and enhance the safety for all road users. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of fall 2020. Residents can expect intermittent lane closures on both Huntmar Drive and Richardson Side Road during non-peak traffic periods. Access to local businesses and properties, and to cycling and pedestrians will be maintained.
The contractor has submitted applications to close 2 legs of the intersection for 2 weekends. The proposed weekends are August 22-23 and 29-30. Once these road closure dates are approved, I will confirm with the community. Signage will also be in place in advance to advise residents.
I am happy to see this project moving forward. While traffic disruptions are expected in the short-term, I know that this will be an improvement for our community in the long-term.
November 23, 2020 Update
Happy to report that this new roundabout has now reached substantial completion. The crew will return in the spring to complete the landscaping. Thank you to the construction team for another job well done and for keeping traffic disruptions to a minimum!