Roundabout to be removed from Old Topsail Road
St. John's city council voted on Tuesday to remove the roundabout on Old Topsail Road.
"I'm not one who will support to keep this area and then have a major accident in that area because it's poorly constructed, poorly done and then in no way, shape or form a roundabout," said Deputy Mayor Ron Ellsworth.
Coun. Tom Hann spoke in favour of keeping the roundabout because it was a pilot project "that cost a signficant amount of money".
"What did we do to educate people about using the first roundabout in this city?" said Hann. "I don't think we did very much. I wonder if we gave it a proper chance by giving the right educational programs surrounding it."
The roundabout was built in 2012 as a way to reduce speeding traffic in the area.
Residents in the area say traffic problems have worsened since the roundabout was installed.