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Great news! Phase 1 of Diggin' Downtown Napanee is complete! Dundas Street West is NOW OPEN to all traffic.

Note that there will be some minor finishing and utility work taking place that may require intermittent lane closures controlled by flag persons.  Thanks for your patience!

The Town of Greater Napanee and the County of Lennox and Addington has started a reconstruction of Dundas Street between Hessford Street and Adelphi Street. The three-year project will update infrastructure and will beautify our historic street.




News & Updates

October 19, 2017

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

You may have noticed some new features in Downtown Napanee now that Phase 1 of the Diggin' Downtown Napanee project is complete. Two intersections are now equipped with Accessible Pedestrian Signals.

Find out their purpose and learn how they work

October 19, 2017

Traffic Signal Updates: Frequently Asked Questions

There have been some recent updates to the traffic signals at the Centre Street/Dundas Street & Centre Street/Bridge Street intersections. Find out what's new and the reasons behind the changes.

Learn more


Project Details

Diggin Downtown - Dundas Reconstruction Phase Map

The first phase of the project is anticipated to begin in April. The timetable for construction is as follows:

Phase 1 (Centre Street west to Robinson Street)

  • February 2, 2017 – Public Information Centre
  • February 2017 – Tendering
  • March 2017 – Award of Tender
  • April 2017 – Commence Construction
  • October 2017 – Complete Construction


Phase 2 (Centre Street east to Adelphi Street):

  • November 2017 – Public Information Centre
  • January 2018 – Tendering
  • March 2018 – Award of Tender
  • April 2018 – Commence Construction
  • October 2018 – Complete Construction


Phase 3 (Hessford Street east to Robinson Street):

  • November 2018 – Public Information Centre
  • January 2019 – Tendering
  • March 2019 – Award of Tender
  • April 2019 – Commence Construction
  • October 2019 – Complete Construction


Business Support

Lennox & Addington County will be offering support to businesses in the downtown during the reconstruction project.



Communications will be key to a successful project. Our goal is to ensure that all BIA members feel connected and involved during construction. The County of Lennox and Addington will be leading construction communications. BIA Members and the public will be kept up to date through a website portal, social media, e-blasts and newsletters. Joe Hogan, our Construction Liaison Officer will be your connection to the project. This individual will be onsite and will ensure that communications are timely and clear. He will be available to listen to concerns and will be your link to the contractor and the municipality. Joe can be contacted at 613-539-7657 or via email by clicking here


Tech Coaching

The County of Lennox and Addington has resources available to help you build your online presence. Our Tech Coach can help you create an e-commerce solution to open up new markets, attract new customers and produce new revenue. This can help to maintain and grow current sales revenue during construction. Learn more about our Tech Coaching services.


Business Coaching

The Lennox and Addington Economic Development Office offers free business coaching. Tracey Snow is available to work with BIA Members to develop a plan for the upcoming construction. This could include inventory management, staffing strategies and marketing. Give Tracey a call at 613-561-6310 to book an appointment. Please click here for more details about our business coaching services. 

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