Very Busy Construction Season In Essex County

Thursday September 8th, 2016

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It has been a very busy construction season for the County of Essex.

To date, approximately $8M worth of construction projects have been completed, including the rehabilitation of five structures, 30 kilometres of highway and construction of County Wide Active Transportation Systems.

These completed projects included structure rehabilitation at County Road 8 at Silver Creek, County Road 27 at Belle River, County Road 2 at Pike Creek, County Road 8 at River Canard, and County Road 42 at 8th Concession Drain.

County Roads 1, 10, 11, 14, 15, 22, 27, 29, 43, 45 and 46 all saw pavement rehabilitation, while County Roads 5, 6 and 29 saw active transportation facilities (C.W.A.T.S.) work done.

“We are very pleased with the progress of the program to date” said Tom Bateman, Director, Transportation Services for the County of Essex. “Our construction schedules were very aggressive at the beginning of the season and we’ve been able to meet these timelines due to the support of our staff and contractors and of course, the patience and cooperation of the public”.

Additional projects continue to be ongoing such as the construction of new active transportation facilities on County Roads 20 and 50, as well as road resurfacing of County Roads 18, 23 and 42. These are expected to be completed in mid-September.

Several projects are also scheduled to begin this week including structure rehabilitation’s on County Road 23 at Wismer Drain, County Road 31 at West Malden Drain, County Road 46 at 6/7 Side Road Drain, the rehabilitation of the County Road 31 roundabout, and oncrete paving repairs on County Road 22.

“We wish to thank everyone for their patience and co-operation in ensuring a safe construction season for our construction crews and the motoring public” said Bateman. “We look forward to a successful completion of this year’s season”.


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