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Construction Update - March 25, 2021

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:

McArthur Island Watermain Crossing (Previously referred to as the Mill St. Watermain Crossing)

Photo of sign saying bridge is closedLouis Bray Construction will commence the installation of a new watermain crossing of the Mississippi River on Monday, March 29th.

The starting point for this work will be the intersection of Rosamond St. and the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail (see attached sketch). The commencement of this work, along with the rehabilitation of the Gillies Bridge will trigger the requirement for the closure of the single lane bridges that connect Rosamond St. and Princess St. This closure will be in effect commencing Monday, March 29th, 2021 and the Gillies Bridge is anticipated to be closed for the entire 2021 construction season, with reopening planned for November 2021.

The work that is being undertaken is extensive and is required to facilitate the replacement of the Central Bridge, which is planned for 2022.

Map showing bridge closuresDetour routes have been established and signage will be posted to direct vehicular traffic along alternate routes during this road closure. Pedestrians and cyclists will be required to utilize the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail river crossing as an alternate river crossing during the closure of the Gillies and Mill St. Bridges.

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.