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Council to debate installing roundabout at troubled Dartmouth intersection

City staff are recommending council move ahead with the $3.5 million roundabout for the intersection of Lancaster Dr, Micmac Blvd., and Woodland Ave
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Halifax City Hall (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

Tuesday is council day in Halifax.

Regional councillors will debate whether a roundabout is the answer for a dangerous intersection in Dartmouth. 

City staff are recommending council move ahead with the $3.5 million roundabout for the intersection of Lancaster Dr, Micmac Blvd., and Woodland Ave. 

The problem is that Hwy 118 leads into Woodland, and councillor Sam Austin says speed is too often an issue. 

"If you have a green light as you come through that intersection, people don't adjust their speed. If they have a red, they proceed at a more reasonable speed," said Austin. "A roundabout would force everyone to adjust their speed as they enter into Dartmouth."

Austin says the roundabout would serve as a clearer indication that drivers are no longer on a highway.

Both city staff and the province are in agreement on the roundabout. Final say goes to council, and that decision is expected at Tuesday's council meeting. 




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