Please note that a few details, such as the street lights and public amenities, remain to be completed over the winter. The contractor will do the last coat of asphalt and the landscaping in the spring.
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The mini-roundabout at chemin McConnell and rue des Manoirs in the Aylmer sector is a first in Quebec! It was installed in November 2011 as part of a pilot project aimed at assessing its effectiveness. The results are currently under review, and will be used to decide whether mini-roundabouts should be used as traffic calming measures in Gatineau.
The roundabout is directly north of the Montcalm roundabout, at the intersection of boulevard Saint-Joseph and boulevard des Allumettières. The Saint-Joseph roundabout has four branches that lead into and out of the central core. Two branches lead to boulevard Saint-Joseph, one going south and the other going north, while the other two lead to boulevard Saint-Laurent going east and west. Each branch has two lanes.
The Montcalm roundabout, which is located at the intersection of boulevard Saint-Joseph and rue Montcalm, has three branches that can be used to get into and out of the central core. Two branches lead to boulevard Saint-Joseph, one going south, the other north. The third branch leads to rue Montcalm. Two of the three branches have one lane, while the boulevard Saint-Joseph nord branch has two lanes.