FREDERICTON (GNB) – A new roundabout will be built this year in Fredericton between Brookside Drive and Route 105.

“This project has been in the works for many years, and I am pleased our government is moving forward with it,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Jill Green. “With an average of 15,000 vehicles accessing the Route 105 - Brookside Drive intersection daily, this roundabout will provide full access to the commercial and retail area along Brookside Drive and linking streets.”

Roundabouts are designed to improve safety and traffic flow, reduce travel delays, congestion, queueing and idling.

Construction of the $4.6 million roundabout is scheduled to begin in June with a projected opening date in November.

More information about the new roundabout is available online.