Traffic roundabouts suggested for three intersections bordering the Halifax Common

Traffic manager Ken Reashor to make presentation to HRM council.

Traffic engineers are investigating removing traffic lights from three street intersections around the Common and replacing the traditional intersections with traffic roundabouts. The Willow Tree (Quinpool/Robie/Cogswell/Bell), the Cogswell/Trollope/Rainie and the Cunard/Agricola intersections are being studied, says traffic manager Ken Reashor, as is the Woodland/MicMac intersection in Dartmouth. Three more are under construction on Larry Uteck Boulevard in Clayton Park.

A roundabout considered for the intersection of Devonshire, Novalea and Duffus Streets caused considerable stir when nearby residents learned of the plan, but that intersection "is very obviously an ideal spot for a roundabout," says Reashor, and a roundabout there would increase safety for pedestrians, slow traffic and provide more green space.

Reashor will make a roundabout presentation to Halifax council this month, and hold an open house with north end residents this spring in hopes of convincing them to accept the roundabout proposal.

About The Author

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (21)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Get more Halifax

The Coast Daily email newsletter is your extra dose of the city Monday through Friday. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.


Recent Comments

  • Re: The truth about great white sharks in Nova Scotia

    • I believe there was one more incident about 15 years ago that was reported by…

      Posted by: Morris Green on Aug 7, 2022

  • Re: Why Schmidtville matters

    • Agree 100%! It's amazing what you and the group have accomplished for the protection and…

      Posted by: Donna Brinson on Aug 4, 2022

  • Re: The politics of imagination

    • Really enjoyed this article, thanks for sharing. Evidence of the difficulty of pulling past what…

      Posted by: Bloctopods on Aug 4, 2022