Reduced commute times for east end residents
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais and Innes City Councillor Jody Mitic are proud to announce the start of construction on the new roundabout at Anderson Road and Renaud.
“This intersection is failing and is in desperate need of a fix,” says Councillor Blais. “The new roundabout will make it easier both for commuters from rural areas near Carlsbad Springs in the south and Orléans residents to the east to travel into the City.”
East End City Councillors Stephen Blais and Jody Mitic worked alongside the National Capital Commission to secure the necessary land to build the roundabout. The roundabout and land swap needed the approval of both the NCC and the Federal Government.
There has been paid on-duty Ottawa Police Officers on site daily during rush hour to help direct the flow of traffic at this intersection. The new roundabout will alleviate the need for an officer to be on site and safe the City hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The approximate construction value of this project is $2.5 million. The construction of the roundabout is starting the week of June 15, 2015 and should be completed by mid-October 2015.
“It has been a great pleasure working with Councillors Stephen Blais and Jody Mitic as well with the NCC to improve the road network in Orléans,” says Royal Galipeau, MP for Ottawa – Orléans. “We must also acknowledge the contribution of the Honorable Pierre Poilievre, Minister responsible for the National Capital region, for his important contribution to this file. This just goes to show what can be accomplished with teamwork!”
“We are pleased to collaborate with the City of Ottawa on many projects. This roundabout is an another excellent example of our joint efforts to promote safe and reliable transportation in the Region,” says Dr. Mark Kristmanson, chief executive officer of the NCC.
This roundabout will compliment the roundabout being built at Brian Coburn Blvd. and Portobello and the one scheduled to be installed at the intersection of Mer Bleue Rd. and Brian Coburn Blvd. which will break ground later this year as part of the Brian Coburn Blvd. extension.