Construction of roundabout near Wilfrid finally getting underway

Construction of a roundabout on Lake Ridge Road (Regional Road 23) near Wilfrid is finally getting underway.

Work is expected to commence this week and should be wrapped up by Nov. 15.

The intersection is currently controlled by stop signs for vehicles traveling east and west along Regional Road 12 but will be converted to a single-lane roundabout over the coming weeks.

“The work includes re-alignment of all four approaches to the intersection, roadway illumination, hot mix paving, concrete curb & gutter, median islands, pavement marking and landscaping,” reads a notice from the Region.

A staged closure at the intersection will be required with the north and south approaches of Lake Ridge Road will be closed one at a time.

“Lake Ridge Road south of Regional Road 12 is scheduled to close on July 26 for approximately six weeks. Lake Ridge Road north of Regional Road 12 is scheduled to close on September 5 for approximately six weeks. Traffic will be diverted via signed detour routes. During the road closures, the intersection will operate as a three-way stop,” reads the notice from the Region.

“Daily lane restrictions will be minimal but are permitted at certain times throughout the duration of the project. Drivers should expect delays within the construction limits. The Region realizes that the construction work will be disruptive and will complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Drivers are asked to exercise additional caution for pedestrian, cyclist, and construction worker safety.”

The dates listed are tentative and could be influenced by unfavourable weather conditions and the contractor’s schedule.

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