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    Victoria Circle Roundabout


    Top view graphic of how transit flows in the Victoria Circle Roundabout.

    The Victoria Circle Roundabout, a modern gateway to the downtown core, was a significant infrastructure renewal and road improvement project completed in November 2019, connecting the intersections of King Street, Brunswick Street, Point Sainte Anne Boulevard, and Smythe Street.

    From an infrastructure perspective, the water main pipes from the nearby Bill Barrett Water Treatment Plant needed replacing. These pipes, which supply water to the south side of the city, were initially installed in the 1930s and 1950s.

    As part of the renewal, several distribution pipes were combined into one in some areas of the intersection. Roughly 900 meters of old underground piping was eliminated and replaced with approximately 450 meters of new piping. The work reduced the need for long-term maintenance by freeing up water and sewer maintenance funds for other projects.

    The new roundabout has improved motorist wait times during peak traffic hours, and pedestrians enjoy safer, shorter, and more convenient crossing distances.