New roundabout for McClures Mills in ‘limbo'

Published on November 4, 2012

TRURO - A roundabout at the McClures Mills connector is still on the town's radar despite slow progress.

Truro Mayor Bill Mills said there are still some unanswered questions about when the rotary for the area will be constructed.

"Right now I'm not quite sure where (the project) is at. It was supposed to be for this fall ... but it's kind of in limbo," said Mills.

The mayor expects the topic will be discussed at today's Truro town council meeting, which will be the first official monthly gathering of the new council since last month's municipal election.

With half of council consisting of new members, Mills said, more discussion will take place about the roundabout that has been designed for in behind Lawtons Drug Store at the intersection of McClure's Mills and Lower Truro roads at a cost of about $250,000.

"Everything is up to the new council," said Mills, adding there are a few issues that need to be considered including the size of the project and land ownership.

In addition, said Mills, "there are a number of variables, including weather, and there are other projects the town is trying to finish up throughout the town."

Town officials had previously indicated construction of the rotary would get underway this past summer. The reasoning for the project included alleviation of traffic jams, especially with the opening of the new hospital and civic centre.