A new roundabout is coming to a busy Dartmouth intersection that has seen at least 49 collisions over the past four years.

Halifax Regional Council approved the $3.5-million plan by a vote of 16-1.

Hammonds Plains – St. Margarets councillor Matt Whitman was the only vote against the motion.

HRM examines $3.5M roundabout for accident-prone Dartmouth intersection

The roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Lancaster Drive and Micmac Boulevard, which acts as a throughway connector to Dartmouth and Halifax.

The motion was brought forward by Dartmouth Centre councillor Sam Austin, who has said the intersection is a “perfect place for a new roundabout.”

Whitman noted that he would prefer council explore other avenues to improve safety, including better speed enforcement, before forking over $3.5 million for a roundabout at the intersection.

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HRM council to examine crash-prone Dartmouth roundabout

HRM council to examine crash-prone Dartmouth roundabout

There have been 49 collisions at the intersection over the past four years, resulting in 13 injuries but no fatalities.

The funding will be split between the city and the province, but it has yet to be determined how much each will spend.

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