The Town of Carleton Place is proceeding with the replacement of the Central Bridge, with construction scheduled to start in Spring 2022, which will include full closure of Bridge Street over the Mississippi River. Input received during previous consultations identified the benefits of undertaking the Bridge St. reconstruction while the Central Bridge was being replaced.
Bridge Street is the Commercial Centre for the Town of Carleton Place, and the central link across the Mississippi River. Reconstruction of Bridge Street will include the replacement of all hard surfaces (Asphalt, sidewalks) between Lake Avenue and Central Bridge. In addition, new decorative streetlighting, new signalized crosswalks, accessibility improvements, and enhanced streetscaping features are included in the scope of work.
It is expected that this project will result in substantial impacts to residents and businesses. As such, extensive public consultation will play a key role in project planning. Preliminary project information for the Central Bridge was presented at three Public Information Centres held in 2018-2019. Also, a Public Open House was hosted in January 2020 to solicit input from the community regarding the scope of work included in the reconstruction of Bridge St. The input received has been incorporated in the design process.
A Public Open House has been scheduled to present the status of the current design for the Reconstruction of Bridge Street, and to continue to facilitate coordination between the project team and interested residents and businesses.
The event will be held as an informal “Open House” with materials pertaining to the Project on display, and members of the project team on hand to answer questions and discuss issues related to the project.
Public Open House
Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Small Upper Hall – Neelin Community Centre (75 Street, Carleton Place, ON)
COVID-19 measures will be in place for this open house. The number of people in the hall at one time will be restricted in accordance with provincial legislation. Face coverings will be required at all times inside the hall.
Presentation materials are now available on the Town’s website for advance viewing and the provision of comments for those not able to attend the Public Open House. See here for PDF version of the presentation.
Please provide your comments on the material presented by completing a comment sheet and submitting it to one of the Project Team members below by September 23rd, 2020.
If you would like more information prior to the public open house, please contact one of the following members of the Project Team:
Town of Carleton Place
Dave Young, Project Manager
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
David O’Sullivan, P.Eng, PMP, Project Manager