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Effective April 23, 2018 the County of Lennox and Addington and the Town of Greater Napanee are reconstructing Dundas Street from Centre Street to Adelphi Street. The works include the replacement of sanitary sewers, watermains, storm sewers, reinstatement of the roadway surface and sidewalks.


Latest News

May 18, 2018 - Public Notice

Commencing on Wednesday, May 23rd the intersection of Dundas St East and John St will be CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC. This intersection closure is an extension of the current road closure from Centre St to John St. See the map below for closures points and detour routes. LOCAL TRAFFIC (not thru traffic) can by-pass the barricades to enter all LOCAL TRAFFIC / NO EXIT blocks in the area.

Please be advised that the traffic signals at the intersection of Dundas Street East at John Street in #Napanee have been turned off and this intersection is now operating as an ALL-WAY STOP. This all-way stop will be in place until further notice. Please watch for pedestrians.

May 4, 2018 - Public Notice

Please be advised that the traffic signals at the intersection of Dundas Street East at John Street in #Napanee have been turned off and this intersection is now operating as an ALL-WAY STOP. This all-way stop will be in place until further notice. Please watch for pedestrians. 

April 16, 2018 - Public Notice

Due to the inclement weather experienced over the weekend and its after-effects, Phase 2 of Diggin' Downtown Napanee is now expected to start on Monday, April 23rd.

April 12, 2018 - Public Notice

Properties effected by Phase 2 of Diggin' Downtown Napanee are being delivered notices with details regarding the upcoming closing of Dundas Street East between Centre Street and John Street. [view notice]

April 11, 2018 - Detour routes in effect beginning April 23rd - UPDATED

Beginning on Monday, April 23rd, Dundas Street East between Centre Street and John Street will be closed to vehicular traffic as work will begin on Phase 2 of Diggin' Downtown Napanee. No parking is permitted within this area, but many municipal lots in the vicinity as well as street-side parking in other downtown locations.

Note that Centre Street and John Street intersections will be open to through traffic. Centre Street will be a three-way stop (not traffic lights). Drivers, please watch for pedestrians. All businesses are open and pedestrian access to all stores will be available. Detour routes for through traffic will be using Bridge Street.

Please see the map below as well as a more detailed parking map further down the page for more information.

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April 5, 2018 - Phase 2 Start Date

Construction will soon be underway on Phase 2 of Diggin' Downtown Napanee. The project 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. 

Phase 2 of the project includes Dundas Street East between Centre Street and Adelphi Street. Road closures and the commencement of work is anticipated to begin on Monday, April 16th, weather permitting. 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.

Motorists are asked to obey traffic signage and detour routes that are placed at each entrance to the downtown area. 

March 29, 2018 - Barr Construction Presentation

In preparation of the beginning of Phase 2 of Diggin' Downtown Napanee, contractors Barr Construction prepared a presentation on March 28th. Construction and road closures along Dundas Street East between Centre Street & John Street are expected to begin mid-April. More details about the construction schedule is coming soon. [view presentation]

March 23, 2018 - Public Notice

Works have commenced on Diggin’ Downtown Phase 2 with construction crews planning and preparing to set up temporary water supply services to the rear of the buildings on the first block (Centre St to John St). There will not be any road closures during this preliminary work. Notices will be circulated when crews are scheduled to close the first block to vehicular traffic and commence with the roadway excavation. We appreciate your patience during the upcoming construction. [view notice]


Phase 2 Map

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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

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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)

  • Completed October 2017


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


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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