Roundabouts

Iroquois Roundabout

Roundabouts in SDG

Roundabouts have become increasingly popular in North America due to their simplicity, ability to handle more traffic than conventional intersections, improved safety, and cost-effectiveness.  By the end of 2017, the County will have constructed three roundabouts: two on County Road 2 in Long Sault, and one on County Road 2 in Iroquois. All three of these roundabouts are big enough to handle trucks, farm equipment and snowplows. 

How to Use a Roundabout

SDG’s new roundabouts are easy to use if you follow these simple steps:

  1. Slow down as you get close to the roundabout;
  2. Look to the left, yield to traffic in the roundabout, find a gap, and proceed (counterclockwise);
  3. Signal and exit the roundabout on the appropriate “leg”

Never stop in the roundabout unless traffic conditions warrant it!

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Emergency Vehicles, Cyclists and Pedestrians

Do not stop in the roundabout if an emergency vehicle is approaching from behind.  Quickly exit in the direction you want to go, and pull over to the right to let them pass. Experienced cyclists can use the roundabout like a vehicle.  Pedestrians and less experienced cyclists can cross at the pedestrian crosswalks (where provided). 

Roundabout Links

  1. Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) - Driving through Roundabouts 
  2. Region of Waterloo - All About Roundabouts
  3. OPP Public Service Announcement - How to use a Roundabout

Long Sault Project Updates

  1. Long Sault Construction Notice
  2. Long Sault Landscaping Plan, SDG 35 (Moulinette) & SDG 2
  3. Long Sault Landscaping Plan, SDG 36 (Milles Roches) &  SDG 2
  4. Press Release: Long Sault Groundbreaking