The Public Works Department strives to keep our residents informed regarding municipal construction activities. With so many construction projects planned within the Town of Carleton Place this year, we recognize there is going to be a lot of information to be shared with the public. Descriptions of all our construction projects for the 2021 season are now available on the Town of Carleton Place website on the Infrastructure Projects page.
We would like to advise our residents of the following activities for the days and weeks ahead, however, the schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions, changes in the provision of materials and/or availability of staff:
Mill Street Watermain Crossing
Residents may notice in the coming days some activity in the vicinity of McArthur Island and the Gillies Bridge linking Mill Street to Rosamond Street. In preparations for the replacement of the Central Bridge along with the suspended watermain in 2022, the Town of Carleton Place must install an additional watermain crossing at McArthur Island to supply drinking water to residents on the north side of Carleton Place.
This contract has been awarded to Louis Bray Construction. Residents directly impacted by construction will be receiving information from the Town. Construction is slated to begin March 29th so crews will begin erecting signage, mobilizing equipment and installing protective fencing, where required over the course of the next week.
The Town of Carleton Place understands this area is a vital part of many residents’ daily commute. Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to utilize the OVRT to cross the river and we are asking residents, once construction begins, to find alternative routes for their commute as detours will be in place.
Residents are encouraged to follow updates through CP Scoop and the Town’s websites which will be provided on a weekly basis once construction begins.
The Town of Carleton Place would like to ask for everyone’s help in ensuring safe and efficient work zones. We would like to encourage residents to avoid the 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.