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The Vogue Optical intersection is the City of Charlottetown's next destination for a roundabout.
City budgeted $175,000 to buy land and pay for engineering for Vogue Optical intersection
Charlottetown’s public works department is taking the next step towards building the city’s next roundabout.
City council recently unanimously (9-0) passed its annual budget, setting aside money to buy land in the former neighbourhood of Sherwood.
The city has been talking for a couple of years about putting a roundabout at the so-called Vogue Optical intersection where three different streets intersect in a rotary-like design.
The city has budgeted $175,000 this year to buy one more piece of land and pay for the engineering design.
“When that’s completed this year we’ll have the final design and all our land purchased and we’ll be ready to go to tender,’’ said Coun. Terry Bernard, chairman of public works.
“We just need the Build Canada Fund to come on stream which they’ve announced now will be available.’’
The Build Canada Fund is the federal government’s infrastructure program which is set to dole out $210 million this year and next across Canada.
Bernard said the intention is to begin construction of the roundabout in 2015.
If that project goes ahead, it will be the capital city’s fourth roundabout — one at Belvedere Avenue and UPEI, on Mount Edward Road and one at the Charlottetown Airport entrance. There are three other roundabouts in the capital — two on Riverside Drive and one is coming for Upton Road and the Charlottetown bypass highway but those are provincial roads.