Partial roundabout officially open on Sudbury's Lasalle extension
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:39PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:58AM EDT
Drivers in Greater Sudbury are reminded of the opening of a partial roundabout on the Lasalle extension at Collège Boréal on Wednesday, August 14.
It’s all part of the Maley Drive extension project.
Traffic on the extension will be re-directed from the existing road to the newly constructed section.
The city's project manager, Dave Shelsted, says it’s the city’s first roundabout on a major roadway.
“They're not as common to Sudbury drivers, so it's going to take those of us who haven't travelled to other parts of the province some time to get used to, " said Shelsted.
A public education campaign will take place over the next couple of months to educate drivers and pedestrians on how to properly maneuver through a roundabout.
The city says the Maley Drive Extension remains on schedule and on budget. It’s anticipated Phase One of the new road will be open by the end of 2019, with construction continuing into 2020.