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City Celebrates Opening Of First Single-Lane Roundabout

December 13, 2012

WHEN: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18

WHERE: On Centennial Drive - at the south entrance to the new roundabout at the intersection of Centennial Drive and Venture Drive.

WHO: Mayor Mark Gerretsen and City staff. A representative from the federal government has been invited to attend.

WHAT: Official opening of the City's first single-lane roundabout - a feature included in the latest extension of Centennial Drive made possible with funds from the Government of Canada's Community Adjustment Fund.

The recently-completed extension of Centennial Drive joins the popular thoroughfare with the newly constructed Venture Drive with the City's first single-lane roundabout. It is a feature of the 1.5km roadway construction project to service 75 acres of large, prime industrial lots for an expansion to the City's Business Park.

More than half of the funding for this road-extension project - 57 per cent or $2.4 million of the total of just over $4 million cost - came from the Government of Canada's Community Adjustment Fund. The remaining $1.8 million was funded through municipal development charges and the industrial reserve fund.

Roundabouts promote safe and efficient traffic flow and cut-down on greenhouse gas emissions associated with idling. Drivers can find out more about how to approach roundabouts and their benefits at www.CityofKingston.ca/roundabout.

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Media contact information:
Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, extension 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext 2300.