The first traffic roundabout in Grey County will be built in The Blue Mountains in the coming months.
Grey County council at its regular meeting last Tuesday morning approved its Transportation and Public Safety committee’s (TAPS) recommendation to award the roundabout project to E.C. King Contracting for a total of $1,287,268.10. The Blue Mountains council approved the tender at its regular meeting on March 2.
The roundabout is being installed in an effort to alleviate traffic concerns in and around the Blue Mountain skiing/village area. It will be installed beginning this spring at the corner of Scenic Caves Road and County Road 19.
Grey County and The Blue Mountains are partnering on the installation of the project. Construction is expected to begin in early April. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held to mark the beginning of the construction.
"We’re looking forward to this and we look forward to working with our partner on the project," said TAPS committee Chair and Chatsworth Mayor Howard Greig at the meeting.
Grey County Warden Kevin Eccles said the roundabout would be a big help in controlling traffic in a busy area.
"It will be great for moving traffic in and out of the eastern quadrant of the county," he said.
This will be the first roundabout in Grey County. The traffic control system is common in other areas and replaces traffic lights.