There is no shortage of activity ocurring within our community and the Town is very busy with many projects underway. 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:
Bridge Street – Road Closure
Please note that Bridge Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Lake Avenue to College Street on Monday, June 21st & Tuesday, June 22nd due to construction activities at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar.
Residents will have access to all businesses on Bridge Street south of College Street and north of the Canadian Tire Gas Bar during the street closure.
Bridge Street Pumping Station Reconstruction
Sulpher Construction has begun preparations for the replacement of the existing pumping station.
Lansdowne Avenue & Coleman Street
Crews will be fine grading the granular materials in preparation for asphalt replacement later next week. Public Works would like to advise residents there will be a period of time when the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) will not be fully accessible as crews will also be paving a portion of the trail where adjustments have been made.
AECON’s crews have completed the installation of the watermain and have moved onto excavating for new curbs where there were no curbs previously. LDC Precision Concrete’s crew will also be repairing sidewalks where required.
AECON’s contractor will begin repairing sidewalks where needed.
AECON will continue with the installation of new storm sewer infrastructure between High Street and McRostie Street.
If time, weather, and provision of materials permit, AECON will mobilize crews onto McKenzie Street to begin the process of installing stormwater piping and catch basins.
Bell Street (Bridge Street to Mullett Street)
Louis Bray’s crews will begin commissioning activities for the new watermain on Bell Street. Crews will also be installing new services where required and if time and weather permit, crews will begin storm sewer work at the eastern end of Bell Street.
Louis Bray staff will return to Gillies Bridge to seal cracks on the bridge deck. It is important for residents to be aware that vehicle and pedestrian traffic will not be permitted in this area. For safety reasons pedestrians must use the OVRT to cross the 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.