There will be a new roundabout at the intersection of McClures Mills Road and Willow Street in Truro thanks to the combined investment of $2.8 million from the Government of Canada, the Government of Nova Scotia, and the Town of Truro.
“The construction of the McClures Mills Road and Willow Street roundabout announced today is one of many meaningful infrastructure projects we invest in with our partners across Canada. This investment will help people get where they need to go safely in Truro and will improve the commutes of the many Nova Scotians who will use this daily,” said Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities.
This investment will help ease the current traffic congestion for approximately 32,000 vehicles passing at the intersection of McClures Mills Road and Willow Street daily. The new infrastructure will help to improve the current traffic system and effectively manage the flow of traffic in this area. This measure will help reduce the number of traffic accidents and improve travel times for commuters.
“As a government we are committed to road safety and this investment will help to ease traffic congestion in a safe and efficient manner for motorists in the Truro area. Improving the flow of traffic at this busy three-way intersection will improve productivity for the local business community and support future growth of the town’s industrial park,” said David Ritcey, Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook MLA.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.1 million in this project, while the Government of Nova Scotia is investing $949,000 and the Town of Truro is contributing $759,000.
The Government of Canada’s funding comes from the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
“The Town of Truro has been committed to developing a roundabout in this location for many years. Through partnership with our federal and provincial government partners we’re able to make this project a reality and appreciate being able to make this announcement. This investment in our community will have significant positive benefits,” said Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro.
Featured image: (L to R) Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River MLA David Ritcey; and Truro Mayor Bill Mills; and Town of Truro CAO Mike Dolter. (Town of Truro)