Town Of Essex Announces New Supports For Business During Harrow Streetscape Project

Friday June 18th, 2021

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The Town of Essex is launching a number of new supports to help impacted businesses and residents during the ongoing construction of the Harrow Streetscape Project.

The Harrow Streetscape project is a multi-million dollar investment of infrastructure improvements and beautification in the urban core of Harrow. The project, which will take place on Queen, King, and McAffee Streets, includes a variety of streetscape elements including AODA-compliant sidewalks/crosswalks, curbs, bicycle racks, landscape treatments and plantings, and new street lighting.

Construction is estimated to be completed this fall and the town is offering the following supports during construction:

  • Businesses in the project area are invited to submit a free listing for an upcoming newspaper feature dubbed the “Harrow Streetscape Special Business Directory.” The feature will highlight Harrow businesses and remind residents and visitors that all businesses remain open throughout the construction period. Business owners also have the option to offer a “Streetscape Special” discount or product deal. Business owners can sign up for the free ad space through the online sign-up form or by contacting [email protected] Submissions will be accepted until Friday, June 25 for publication in early July.
  • If residents and business owners have questions or encounter a problem, they can now use the Harrow Streetscape Project Hotline by calling 519-776-7336 ext 1044. The hotline will be staffed during regular business hours (8:30am to 4:30pm). Callers will also have the option to leave a voicemail message outside of business hours.
  • Harrow Streetscape Problem submissions can also be made online through the EssexWorks Online Report a Problem System. A new streetscape-specific category has been added to the system to assist with gathering and tracking submissions related to the project.

“The safety of the job site is our number one priority,” said Kevin Girard, Director, Infrastructure Services. “With that in mind, we’re asking everyone to follow the posted signage and directions from workers, as well as drive cautiously throughout the project area. We will continue to look to mitigate the impacts of the project on residents and businesses, but we need everyone’s cooperation to ensure the safety of the site.”

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