Roundabouts Open on Highway 26
McGuinty Government Improving Traffic, Strengthening Communities
Ontario has opened two new roundabouts along Highway 26 near Clearview, Wasaga Beach and Collingwood to improve safety and traffic flow for local families, businesses and tourists.
The roundabouts are located at Highway 26 and Nottawasaga 33/34 Sideroad and the intersection of Highway 26 and Poplar Side Road. Construction will soon start on a third roundabout in Wasaga Beach along Highway 26 at Mosley Street, which is expected to open in 2013.
Improving Ontario's transportation network is part of the McGuinty government's plan to strengthen the economy. A strong economy protects the services that mean the most to Ontario families - health care and education.
- Roundabouts are a type of intersection where traffic circulates in a counter-clockwise direction, to the right of a centre island. All entering vehicles must yield to traffic already in the roundabout.
- The first provincial roundabout was built in 2009 and is located near the Town of Picton at Highway 33 and County Road 1. There are three other provincial roundabouts in Ontario in the communities of Mattawa, the City of Hamilton and Windsor.
“Our government has made unprecedented investments in highway infrastructure across the province, creating jobs and strengthening our economy. Safety is our top priority, and reports have shown that roundabouts significantly reduce vehicle collisions causing injury by 76 per cent.”