For years, those heading up to Connaught Hill drove the perimeter of the popular city park in a clockwise direction. But that is changing as early as today. The decision to reverse the direction of traffic began with a suggestion from a local resident last year who felt car passengers weren’t able to see the views of the city without having to look past the vehicle’s driver.
Last week construction crews installed new curbs at the intersection at the top of the hill and this week paving is being completed to finish off the changes to the road. Directional signage is also being installed.
According to a news release, the City’s Engineering Services division agreed that the traditional flow is a sightseeing inconvenience. It also felt the direction was inconsistent with roundabout and traffic circle movement along city streets.
The City is expected to release the costs associated with the project later today.