The intersection of Southdale Road West and Colonel Talbot Road will fully reopen as a two-lane roundabout on Monday, November 20, marking substantial completion of the Southdale and Colonel Talbot Roundabout Project, more than three weeks ahead of schedule.
The City of London began reconstructing the intersection of Southdale Road West and Colonel Talbot Road earlier this spring, to improve traffic flow and address safety challenges in one of the fastest growing parts of the city.
The intersection has been reconfigured as a two-lane roundabout with active transportation improvements, including separated bike paths and new pedestrian sidewalks and crossovers, to help improve comfort and safety for all road users and better accommodate existing and future travel demand.
Above: South London’s new two-lane roundabout at Southdale Road and Colonel Talbot Road West (Photo courtesty of J-AAR Excavating)
There is a growing number of two-lane roundabouts in Ontario and across the country, as roundabouts are better for the environment and result in less severe types of collisions in comparison to signalized intersections.
Using the new roundabout
Navigational signage and pavement markings are in place to guide drivers through the intersection. Additional information on two-lane roundabouts, including quick tips and images, and the video below, can be found on the City of London website at london.ca/roundabouts.
For more information on the Southdale and Colonel Talbot Roundabout and other Top 10 projects the City of London is building this year, visit london.ca/topten