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Construction Update - May 6, 2021

We strive to keep our residents informed of this year’s construction activities, however, schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, changes in the provision of materials and/or availability of staff:

Bell Street (Bridge Street to Mullett Street)

Preparations continue for the beginning of sewer and water replacement on Bell Street from Bridge Street to St. Paul Street.

traffic cone with sign that says come in we're openLouis Bray Construction has installed and commissioned the temporary water system and in the coming days the existing watermain on Bell Street, between Bridge Street and Edmund Street, will be taken out of service to facilitate the installation of new sewer and water infrastructure. This work will require several water system shutdowns in the vicinity of this project in order for the existing watermain on Bell Street to be decommissioned. Residents affected by these shutdowns will be notified directly by the contractor and will be informed of specific dates and timeframes for these service interruptions. It is anticipated that nighttime work will be required at least one night next week to coordinate work with lower demand periods of the water system.

It should be noted that businesses that are currently operating in the construction zone on Bell Street will continue to operate and signage will be installed to direct the public to access businesses such as the Hing Wah, Waterfront Gastropub and MacPherson’s Auto Centre.

McArthur Island (Rosamond Street to Princess Street)

road closed signAlthough most of the work has been completed relating to the watermain installation on McArthur Island, the road and bridges will remain closed to accommodate further construction activities that are slated to occur throughout this year’s construction season.

The Town of Carleton Place asks for everyone’s help in ensuring safe and efficient work zones.  We encourage residents to avoid all construction zones, however, should residents be travelling within the construction zones, we urge you to proceed with caution and follow the directions provided by traffic control personnel and posted construction signage.

We ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation during the construction season, however, should a member of the public have any concerns or questions of a general nature, please contact the Public Works Office at 613-257-2253.