CORNWALL, Ontario - The reconstruction of a pair of high-level walkways connecting the Cornwall Square with its parking garage has begun.
After months of planning the construction crews are closing down vehicular access to the Pitt Street entrance to the busy city mall and the replacement of both the east and west pedestrian walkways will begin shortly, said property manager Karen Burns.
"There will always be a bridge open," Burns said, adding the east bridge will be removed and replaced first, followed by the west bridge weeks later.
The reconstruction, which also includes some retrofitting of the parking garage itself, is expected to be completed sometime this summer.
In the meantime traffic is being rerouted at the mall. Access to the mall from Pitt Street will be prohibited until the reconstruction work is completed. Vehicles will still be able to access the mall via the Sydney/Water Street intersection.
Burns added both the parking garage and the mall will remain open throughout the project.
"It looks like it's going to go really well," she said.
Cornwall Transit will be using a temporary drop-off locale, on Pitt Street adjacent to the Sears doors.
More information about the reconstruction work can be found here.