Victoria Circle Roundabout

The Victoria Circle Roundabout project is a major infrastructure renewal and road improvement project that will result in the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of King Street, Brunswick Street, Point Sainte Anne Boulevard, and Smythe Street.  Work on the project is expected to begin in the late Spring of 2019 and will be completed in November 2019. 

From an infrastructure perspective, water main pipes from the nearby Bill Barrett Water Treatment Plant, are buried under the intersection of Woodstock Road and Smythe Street. These pipes, which date from the 1930’s and 1950’s and supply drinking water to the south side of the city, need to be replaced.

As part of the renewal, several distribution pipes will be combined into one in some areas of the intersection. While drinking water will continue to flow safely to homes and businesses, roughly 900 meters of old underground piping will be eliminated and replaced with roughly 450 meters of new piping, reducing the need for long-term maintenance and freeing up water & sewer maintenance funds for other projects.

When the project is finished, motorists can expect considerably improved wait times reduced by almost half during peak traffic hours. Pedestrians will encounter safer, shorter and more convenient crossing distances. Finally, the new Victoria Circle Roundabout will create a modern gateway to the downtown core that is equal in significance to the experience encountered in the City’s East End.