The County of Lennox & Addington and the Town of Greater Napanee are pleased to announce that Len Corcoran Excavating (LCE) has been chosen as the contractor for Phase 1 of the Dundas Street Reconstruction Project, otherwise known as “Diggin’ Downtown Napanee”.

LCE brings a wealth of experience to Diggin’ Downtown Napanee, having recently completed revitalization and construction projects in Downtown Kingston and Downtown Belleville. Similar to Diggin’ Downtown Napanee, these projects included the complete reconstruction from building face to building face as well as underground utility rehabilitation, replacement and architectural streetscape features. As with past projects, LCE is committed to maintaining access to businesses and pedestrian access throughout the project to minimize the effects on local businesses and inconvenience to residents.

Construction will commence almost immediately. Test digs are anticipated to begin in early April, with a project start date the following week. Phase 1 of the project is scheduled to be completed in October 2017.

A key component to the successful implementation of Diggin’ Downtown Napanee is communication.

The Community Liaison Officer for the project is Joe Hogan. Representing the County of Lennox & Addington and the Town of Greater Napanee, Joe will act as the key contact for residents and businesses in the areas affected by the project throughout the construction process. Joe has successfully represented municipalities as a Community Liaison/Contract Administrator on a number of reconstruction and environmentally sensitive projects. His past construction experience and approachable personality make Joe the ideal individual to undertake the role of Community Liaison Officer.  Joe encourages the community to reach out to him to address any questions or concerns that they may have about Diggin’ Downtown Napanee.

Residents and businesses can visit www.DiggingDowntown.com for up-to-date information on scheduled road closures, resident notices, newsletters, and media releases. The website also contains key contacts and information for businesses affected by the project, including business and tech coaching services offered by the Lennox & Addington Economic Development Office. A Facebook page (@diggingdowntown) has been created for unanticipated and short notice announcements. On Twitter, #DiggingDowntown will be incorporated into all tweets related to the project from Lennox & Addington’s account (@LandACounty).

About Len Corcoran Excavating Ltd.

Len Corcoran Excavating Ltd. (LCE) is a family-owned civil contractor based in Elginburg, Ontario. LCE was founded in 1962 by Len Corcoran as a small excavating company and quickly developed a solid reputation based on honesty, hard work and excellent workmanship. As demand for his company's skills grew, he hired more staff to meet the needs of his client base. Dan Corcoran took over the business in 1995, and the company has since become one of the most recognizable names in the Kingston region construction industry. LCE has expanded to include municipal infrastructure construction, as well as the revitalization and reconstruction of major downtowns, parklands, and sports fields. For more information, please visit www.lencorex.com.