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Construction Update - June 30th, 2021

The Town of Carleton Place’s Public Works Department strives 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.  The following activities are planned for next week:

Canada Day

Louis Bray and AECON will be offsite July 1st and 2nd for the long Canada Day weekend.  Crews will return to their respective work sites on Monday, July 5th.  Louis Bray and AECON, together with the Town of Carleton Place wish everyone a safe and happy Canada Day.

Central Bridge Project – Utility Relocation

The Town of Carleton Place is continuing to prepare for the replacement of the Central Bridge in 2022.  Improvements to Bell Street, an additional watermain crossing, and improvements to the Gillies Bridge are well underway and will be completed this fall.  Attention will now focus on the relocation of utilities currently attached to the Central Bridge.  Starting next week, Bell Canada will begin the process to install a temporary overhead line across the river for telecommunications infrastructure for both Bell and Rogers.

The initial work will be on the north side of river, but crews may need to complete some work on the south side to install the poles to support the overhead lines. 

Bell Street (Bridge Street to Mullett Street)

The commissioning and disinfection process for Bell Street has now been completed and Louis Bray staff have been working on getting residents and businesses connected to the new watermain. The final connection is planned for early next week.  Once the connection has been made, crews will then begin the installation of the new storm sewer at the Mullett Street portion of the project and will move westward towards Baines Street.

Miguel and Santiago Streets

AECON will begin removing asphalt and grading where required on both Miguel Street and Santiago Street. A portion of Miguel Street from Park Avenue to Lenore Street will not have the asphalt removed.  Instead, crews will be grinding the outer edges in preparation for a top lift of asphalt.

Moffatt Street

Time and weather permitting, AECON will begin the excavation and laying granular material from McRostie Street to High Street.

Gillies Bridge

Louis Bray’s bridge crew is busy making preparations to commence in-water works in the coming days. Crews will be installing debris tarps on July 1st to ensure material/debris while working on the bridge does not find its way into the river.  Next week, crews will be installing the coffer dams that will create the safe working areas for Louis Bray staff to begin the rehabilitation activities for the Gillies Bridge.

The Town of Carleton Place would like to remind residents that for safety reasons pedestrians must use the OVRT to cross the Mississippi River.

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.