Roundabouts not needed in Sydney River
When the announcement of three roundabouts for Sydney River was publicized, I wondered why they were needed. I have been driving through that area daily for years and can’t remember even seeing a fender bender there.
The area around the Credit Union exit and Mini-Mart exit can be difficult to negotiate in heavy traffic periods. An easy solution to that problem would be to only allow drivers exiting those areas to turn right, and go around the loop back into Sydney.
Another relatively cheap solution would be to build a short access road behind the Mini-Mart connecting to the Breton Ability Center exit.
Roundabouts are fine in low traffic volume areas, but are not nearly as safe as traffic lights in heavy double lane traffic areas.
I know building new highway construction gets more political attention, but in this case the $10 million this project would cost could be much better spent properly fixing many of the city streets and country roads in CBRM that are in dire need of proper repaving, not pothole filling. Greg Mac Innis Sydney