Construction of roundabout on Lake Ridge Road still set for this year

Despite a few delays, the Region is getting ready to build a roundabout at Lake Ridge Road and Regional Road 12.

The intersection is currently controlled by stop signs for vehicles traveling east into Wilfrid and west into Pefferlaw (via York Regional Road 21) but will be converted to a single-lane roundabout.

“The roundabout will include re-alignment of all four approaches to the intersection, illumination, concrete curb and gutter, median islands and central island landscaping,” reads a notice from the Region.

The work was expected to get underway this spring but has been pushed to the summer.

A staged closure of Lake Ridge Road at the intersection will be required. The north and south approaches of Lake Ridge Road will be closed one at a time, for approximately four months.

“During these road closures residents will be able to utilize local roads around the intersection, while the through traffic will be diverted through signed detour routes on adjacent regional roads and provincial highways. The staged closures will expedite the construction schedule, maintain a safe work zone for the workers and protect the safety of road users,” the notice reads.

The decision to move the intersection to a roundabout was made with safety in mind.

“Once constructed, the Region is expecting the roundabout to improve the overall traffic operations and reduce the number and severity of collisions at this intersection. The proposed roundabout will also help the Region to eventually achieve the larger goal of preventing any fatal or major collision on its roads,” reads a statement from the Region.

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