Cornwall Ontario – From detours to road projects, navigating around Cornwall might be a little bit more difficult this time of year. Here’s a quick update on some of the key projects currently underway:
The closure of the intersection of Brookdale Avenue and Second Street West is expected to extend a week longer, to Friday, October 7th. The new watermain was in conflict with a large gas transmission line and had to be lowered.
On a positive note, the project was originally expected to be done by the end of the year and it is now expected to be open by the end of November, with final paving and boulevard tree planting to be completed in the spring of 2017.
Starting Monday September 26th, Sydney Street at Third Street East will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, October 4th to facilitate the completion of water and sewer construction on Third Street East. Parking on Sydney Street in the area of Third Street East will be affected as well. The project is expected to be completed in roughly three weeks.
Marleau Avenue from Alice to Marlborough
Work is progressing well on the widening of Marleau Avenue from Alice Street to Marlborough Street. There will be night work undertaken at the intersection of Marleau Avenue and McConnell Avenue this Sunday night and Monday night.
The work is being done at night to minimize the impact on traffic and the intersection will remain open during this work. The entire project is expected to be completed by November 18th.
Cornwall Centre Road
Work is underway on the reconstruction of Cornwall Centre Road from Power Dam Drive to Highway 401. This work involves culvert replacement, addition of bike lanes, widening and resurfacing. The culvert replacement is already underway and resurfacing will begin next week. The road will be closed to through traffic and open to local traffic during the work. It is expected to be completed by mid-October.
The reconstruction of Fifth Street from Amelia Street to Marlborough is underway and progressing well. Work on the reconstruction of Fifth Street between Pitt Street and Sydney Street will start next week with substantial completion slated for mid-November.