Improvements target speeders in north Nanaimo neighbourhood

NANAIMO – The city plans to do $50,000 in traffic and pedestrian improvements along Brickyard Road.

City constructs traffic circle

A new traffic circle will curtail speeders in a north Nanaimo neighbourhood.

The City of Nanaimo plans to construct a $50,000 traffic circle and pedestrian crossing at the Brickyard Road, Carmanah Way and Broadway Road intersection this summer.

The aim is to reduce speeds and create a safer pedestrian crossing, a project website shows.

The city has received numerous requests for a crosswalk over the past five years, and there have been reports of traffic consistently traveling above the speed limit. Traffic data showed 15 per cent of drivers were going 58 km/h or higher.

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