A large swath of busy city streets will be closed this summer for weeks on end as more work is completed on the new low-level bridge in Cornwall.
The city's budget steering committee heard Monday night that Water Street, from Brookdale Avenue to Cumberland Street, as well as Brookdale from Water to Second Street will be closed for some major infrastructure upgrades.
Stephen Wintle, the city's infrastructure manager, told Seaway News there is no timeline attached to the work, but he expects it to take place in or around this summer.
"We have some very large, very deep pipes that the city is installing because the road is being (upgraded) by the bridge project," Wintle said. "It would be very fair to say it will take weeks, maybe months."
City CAO Norm Levac told members of the budget committee the closures will last "the entire summer, for sure."
The city will be paying for the piping work, but city managers have argued now is a good time to do the work since the lion's share of the project costs are being borne by the Federal Bridge Corporation which is covering the spending on the road work.