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
Effective May 1st
Len Corcoran Excavating Ltd. (LCE) crews are currently working on completing the remaining service excavations within the Robert St to Centre St block. The temporary watermain is being installed and tested and the sanitary diversion equipment is being delivered to the site for set-up.
Beginning on Monday, May 1st, the intersection of Dundas St. and Centre St. and the intersection of Dundas St. and Robert St. will be closed to traffic to facilitate the set-up and operation of the required pumping equipment so crews can install the new sanitary, storm, and watermains within the block. The underground work is scheduled to be completed mid-June. The surface restoration work will follow immediately afterwards with the intent to re-open the intersections prior to the July 1st (Canada Day) weekend.
Although there will be NO EXIT for WESTBOUND traffic on Dundas St (due to the closure of Dundas St at Centre St intersection) vehicles will be permitted to enter this section of Dundas St and a turnaround area near the intersection will be provided. LOCAL TRAFFIC (not thru traffic) can by-pass the barricades to enter all NO EXIT blocks in the area. See attached map for closures points and detour routes.
Ongoing notices will be given to advise of future block closures as work progresses. Access to the block under construction will be provided to Emergency Service Providers and pedestrians looking to conduct business within this block. We appreciate your patience during the construction. Should you have any questions or require any further information please speak with any senior staff on site wearing a white hard hat or contact Diggin' Downtown Napanee's Community Liaison Officer.
Find up-to-date information on scheduled road closures, resident notices, newsletters, and media releases.
Check out our Diggin' Downtown Facebook page 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).
- April 13, 2017: Road Closure Notice #1
- April 6, 2017: Resident Notice
- March 29, 2017: Media Release: Contractor chosen for Phase 1 of "Diggin' Downtown Napanee"
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
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.
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.
Several business workshops are coming soon to the L&A County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee:
- Making Business Accounting Simple with Cloud Accounting
May 15th, 9:30am - noon
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- 5 Smartphone Apps that will Help your Business
June 7th, 9:30am - noon
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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.