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Central Bridge Update - January 20th, 2022

Gilles Bridge Reopening - The Town of Carleton Place Public Works Department would like to advise residents that Louis Bray Construction will be finalizing their work on the Gillies Bridge on Friday, January 21st.  When crews have completed their work on the watermain, they will remove the existing barricades and signage, and once again residents will be able to use the Gillies Bridge.   Please note the flow of traffic will be northbound only to allow emergency services quicker access to the north side of Carleton Place. 


Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) - The Town of Carleton is fortunate to have the beautiful OVRT and pedestrians are encouraged to utilize the OVRT to navigate their way over the river. Public Works is maintaining the paved portion of the trail throughout the winter to provide pedestrians with a safe route. Additional signage has been installed near the bridge to advise motorized vehicles to watch for pedestrians.  Lighting has also been installed from Rosamond Street to Carleton Junction along the trail to increase the safety for pedestrians.


Central Bridge – Closure Reminder - Monday, January 24th, will mark the beginning of a new era for the Central Bridge.  The Central Bridge will be closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic and detours will be in place to assist motorists and pedestrians with alternative routes. Louis Bray’s crews will begin mobilizing on-site, installing signage, and beginning preparations for demolition activities.

Residents will still have access to businesses located between Bell Street and the Central Bridge.

Should you have any questions or concerns, regarding any of these projects, please call (613) 257-2253 or email dyoung@carletonplace.ca


Downtown is Open for Business

Residents are encouraged to support our local businesses during these challenging times.  Our downtown merchants will remain open for business during the Central Bridge Replacement & Bridge Street Reconstruction and look forward to seeing you!  If you need more information about shopping downtown, please visit the BIA Downtown Carleton Place’s website at www.downtowncarletonplace.com