The 2018 construction season will soon be here, and Lennox & Addington County will be undertaking a number of large road and bridge projects that will benefit all residents within the County.

The completion of Phase 2 of “Diggin’ Downtown Napanee” is a major project that will be undertaken in partnership with the Town of Greater Napanee. Scheduled to begin on April 16, 2018, Phase 2 includes Dundas Street East between Centre Street and Adelphi Street. Barr Construction was the successful bidder for this contract. The County received approval through the OCIF application-based funding program for funding assistance for this joint project with the Town of Greater Napanee. The County’s share of the approved funding for this project is $746,114.

Diggin’ Downtown Napanee will involve a storefront-to-storefront removal and replacement of pavement and sidewalks, and the replacement of the sanitary, storm, and water mains in the downtown. Similar to Phase 1 that took place last year, the work will be completed block by block to reduce traffic issues. All businesses will remain open and accessible throughout construction, and staff will be available to assist downtown visitors during the process.

In addition, a total of 9.4 km of hot mix paving is budgeted to be completed along County roads, including reconstruction of County Road 4 through Tamworth. 20 km of surface-treated roads are also expected to be repaved with surface treatment in 2018.

Below is a list of major projects approved for 2018:

  • Reconstruction of Dundas Street (Diggin’ Downtown) from Centre Street to Adelphi Street.
  • Resurfacing of County Road 4 in Tamworth.
  • Resurfacing of County Road 41 (Centre Street) from Isabella Street to Richmond Boulevard.
  • Resurfacing of County Road 1 from Hwy 401 to County Road 18.
  • Resurfacing of County Road 2 from Shane Street heading easterly to the municipal boundary.
  • Reconstruction of County Road 12 from Deseronto Road to Glennelm Road.
  • Reconstruction of County Road 27 between Teskey Road and Marlin Road.
  • Resurfacing of various locations on County Road 9.
  • Resurfacing of County Road 15 from Tamworth to Woodcock’s Mills Road.
  • Repairs to the Salmon River Bridge south of Roblin.
  • Repairs to the Forest Mills Bridge on County Road 12.

Please note that traffic delays are to be expected as construction works will limit travel to one lane of traffic with the use of flaggers. Diggin’ Downtown Napanee will require a block-by-block road closures. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained throughout the construction process.

To ensure the safety of all, please be aware of these construction areas as they are ongoing throughout the summer months. A detailed map showing the construction areas can be found at www.lennox-addington.on.ca/traffic-roads-bridges.

About the Roads & Bridges Department

  • The County is responsible for 50 bridges, 18 major culvert structures and 458 kilometres of urban, semiurban and rural roads.
  • A detailed capital plan has been developed based upon an analysis of roads & bridges needs study, field reviews and consultation with the local municipalities which maintain the roads.
  • The County receives funding from the federal gas tax program and the provincial formulabased Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF).
  • 2017 accomplishments included:
    • Phase 1 of the joint project with the Town of Greater Napanee to reconstruct Dundas Street (Centre St to Robinson St.) was completed.
    • Completed 10.4 km of hot mix paving (primarily County Rd 8/22), including a test area using a Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayer (SAMI) on Centre Street south of Dundas Street.
    • 6.9 km of surface treated roads.