Roundabout announced for Miramichi

New Brunswick's government says a roundabout will be built in Miramichi this year, in order to ease traffic congestion that's expected during the multi-year repair of the Centennial Bridge.

Officials say roundabouts allow for traffic to flow with less delay than signalized or four-way stop intersections, because traffic does not need to stop.

The roundabout will be built at the intersection of Route 8, Route 117 and Route 126, and a tender for the project will be awarded in the coming weeks.

Construction is expected to begin in the spring.