Photos by Barry Wallace
Round-about underway at Kettleby
Construction is underway of a traffic round-about at the Keele Street and Lloydtown-Aurora Roads intersection, south of Kettleby. The pictures, above and below, are part of a recently-installed billboard, which shows a before photograph and an after image (proposed) of the intersection and its design features. The billboard is located on the north side of the Kettleby-Aurora Road, a few hundred metres east of Keele. In recent years, several very serious accidents, including fatalities, have occurred at the intersection, which features varying road elevations, and poor sightlines, approaching from the different directions. Apparently a round-about was deemed a more appropriate solution than traffic lights. I know of a few small round-abouts in a few King residential subdivisions, but I believe this Keele/Lloydtown-Aurora round-about is the first of this size in King Township. No doubt, it will take a little getting used to, but the enhanced safety factors should be well worth it.
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