Information and Instructional Tips
In July 2007 the High Street Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvements Class Environmental Assessment was completed on behalf of the Town of Collingwood. The Class EA recommended the construction of a 2-lane roundabout at the intersection of High Street and Poplar Sideroad to ensure existing and future traffic volumes can be adequately accommodated. A roundabout was identified as the preferred intersection configuration (as opposed to a standard signal controlled intersection), as they have been proven to improve traffic flow, increase safety and reduce environmental impacts
In August 2010, the reconstruction of Poplar Sideroad from Highway 26 New to 10th Line commenced, with a focus on those improvements west of Hurontario Street. Works continued through to the end of 2010 and were recommended in spring 2011. As part of the 2011 works, the roundabout has been constructed. The remainder of the works, namely improvements east of Hurontario Street, will be completed by the end of 2011.
Artist's Renderings of High Street and Poplar Sideroad Roundabout
Above - Town of Collingwood roundabout aerial view - Artist's Rendering
Above - Town of Collingwood roundabout looking from the East- Artist's Rendering
Above - Town of Collingwood roundabout view from the west - Artist's Rendering
Above - Town of Collingwood roundabout view from the north - Artist's Rendering
Tips and Instructions for Driving and Navigating in a Roundabout
Approaching a roundabout
Reduce your speed. Always keep to the right of the splitter island (either painted or raised) on the approach to the roundabout.
Entering the roundabout
Upon reaching the roundabout yield line. yield to traffic circulating from the left. Do not enter the roundabout beside a vehicle already circulating within the roundabout, as a vehicle near the central island may be exiting at the next exit. Watch out for traffic already on the roundabout, especially cyclists and motorcyclists. Do not enter a roundabout when an emergency vehicle is approaching on another leg; allow queues to clear in front of the emergency vehicle.
Within the roundabout
Within a roundabout, do not stop except to avoid a collision; you have the right-of-way over entering traffic. Always keep to the right of the central island and travel in a counterclockwise direction.When an emergency vehicle is approaching, in order to provide it a clear path to turn throughthe roundabout, proceed past the splitter island of your exit before pulling over
Exiting the roundabout
Maintain a slow speed upon exiting the roundabout. Always indicate your exit using your right-turn signal. Watch for and yield to pedestrians waiting to cross, or crossing the exit leg. Watch out for and be particularly considerate of people with disabilities, children, and elderly pedestrians. Do not accelerate until you are beyond the pedestrian crossing point on the exit.
Turning at roundabouts
- When turning right or exiting at the first exit around the roundabout, use the following procedure:
- Turn on your right-turn signal on the approach
- When going straight ahead (i.e., exiting halfway around the roundabout), use the following procedure:
- Do not use any turn signals on approach.
- When turning left or making a U-turn (i.e., exiting more than halfway around the roundabout), use the following procedure:
- Turn on your left turn signal.
- Continue to use your left-turn signal until you have passed the exit before the one you want, and then use your right-turn signal through your exit.