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This is the city's first roundabout, at Allen Street and Mt. Edward Road. (CBC)

The province hopes its latest roundabout will be finished this summer.

Transportation Minister Robert Vessey told the House today the traffic circle at the northern intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Upton Road in Charlottetown will be a single lane.

He hopes to see it finished before Old Home Week in mid-August.

Vessey says that should ease traffic backups there, which can be half a kilometre long at rush hour, now.