A roundabout for Sioux Lookout
Tim Brody - Editor
Construction on a roundabout at the intersection of First Avenue and Wellington Street is slated for the spring of 2021 through to late fall.
Council discussed the roundabout at their July 15 meeting, supporting the recommended intersection design of a roundabout, based on the rationale presented in a traffic impact study.
During the meeting, councillors expressed concern that the roundabout proposed would not be large enough to accommodate larger delivery trucks.
A traffic impact study for a new commercial development at the intersection prepared by Keewatin-Aski Ltd included in the publically available council package states, “The proposed new development will incorporate an office development able to host 300 workers, a fast‐food restaurant with a drive‐through, and a retail center having a gross footprint area of 600 m2.”
The development would be in the Hillcrest area behind the fourplex.
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout informed it has, “recently received the revised drawings (to accommodate a WB-20 truck (i.e., a full size tractor trailer unit) using the roundabout). The drawings will be reviewed by staff and then finalized.”
Updated costing information is not yet available.
The Municipality was successful in applying for funding in the amount of $1,605,926, through the Rural and Northern Funding Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for the Wellington Street and First Avenue Intersection Upgrades Project.