Roundabout at Bloomfield Corner completed
Traffic is flowing freely through the now-completed Bloomfield Corner roundabout.
Work on the $1.5-million project started mid-May and was completed last week with the removal of temporary access roads around the construction site.
Hydro-seeding wrapped up on Monday.
A public parking lot along the Mill River East Road has also been re-established.
The roundabout is a little different than most of the others around the province in that it incorporates access to a business lot right on the corner. There is an opening in the splitter island to the west of the roundabout to allow westbound vehicles that have just exited the roundabout to turn left into the business lot.
Vehicles exiting the business lot and heading west, towards Elmsdale, can cross the opening and proceed west without re-entering the roundabout. As well, there is a left-turning lane into the business lot from the O’Halloran Road, and vehicles can turn left into the roundabout or right towards Campbellton when leaving the business lot via the O’Halloran Road.
There is still some work ongoing to expand the business lot, primarily to allow access for delivery trucks.