The intersection(s) of Northfield Road/Boundary Avenue and Highway 19A/Northfield Road has long been an area of concern due to the high number of vehicle collisions. The proximity of three intersecting major roads, high traffic volumes, the E&N trail, and the E&N railroad presents a challenging set of constraints and has made the development of improvements a complex undertaking.
The primary objective of this project is to improve the safety of the intersection for all modes of transportation.
The secondary objective of this project is to improve the efficiency and organization of traffic through the intersections. While the intersection may be more efficient after construction is completed, a significant increase in traffic capacity is not expected.
The project seeks to maximize the safety and efficiency of the intersection, as a result left-turns from northbound Boundary Avenue to westbound Northfield Road cannot be accommodated. For the small number of vehicles making this turn, alternate routes are available to travel north-west.
If you have any comments or questions on the planned improvements, please contact us at 250-754-4251 or email EngineeringInfo@nanaimo.ca.