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New roundabout in View Royal gets lines & shrubs

Six Mile & Atkins Rd

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Roundabout at Six Mile Rd and Atkins Rd in the Town of View Royal, May 2024. [Town of View Royal]

Friday May 10, 2024 | VIEW ROYAL, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

A new roundabout in the Town of View Royal looks shiny and new!

New markings — including a crosswalk — were recently added to the traffic feature at Six Mile Road and Atkins Road. Crews are getting ready to plants trees and shrubs as the nice pre-summer weather emerges.

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New roundabout in View Royal at Six Mile & Atkins. [Google map]

Roundabouts help slow down traffic (considered good for local residents, west shore commuters and overall road safety). Roundabouts as an infrastructure choice usually eliminate the need for more costly traffic signal lighting installations.

Planned project:

Council approved the roundabout project in the 2022 as part of the Town’s 5 year Financial Plan. This project is one aspect of a five-year program to improve safety and traffic speeds along the Six Mile corridor, informed by our 2019 traffic study, says Ivan Leung, P.Eng, Director of Engineering.

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The total project budget including direct construction costs, contract administration services and contingency was $3.9 million.

The roundabout project was awarded to Don Mann Excavating in September 2023. Although the project is still underway, the expected completion of the project is early summer 2024 and it is currently still expected to be on time and under budget.

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Funding for the project is through the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Community Works Fund, the British Columbia Growing Communities Fund, ICBC’s Road Improvement Program, and View Royal’s Development Cost Charge contributions (DCC’s).

“We are thankful to work with our funding partners to help this important project come to fruition,” said Leung in a statement to Island Social Trends today.

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