Reconstruction starts on County Road 19

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CORNWALL, Ontario - Reconstruction of County Road 19 north of Williamstown has begun and is scheduled to continue until early August, according to the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SDG).

Workers begin reconstruction on County Road 19.

The work on County Road 19 involves road widening, curve corrections, grading, drainage, and paving beginning at County Road 17 northerly for 4.9 kilometres.

The contract was awarded to Cornwall Gravel back in January.

Secondary elements included in the project are cross-culvert and entrance replacements, the construction of a storm sewer in Williamstown, and urbanization of the section of County Road 19 within the village.

“I want to personally thank the residents who live in this area,” said Benjamin de Haan, SDG county engineer. “I realize that construction of this nature can be a major inconvenience to local households. The county is doing its best to minimize the impact on everyday life while working with the contractor to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible.”

In 2013, SDG was successful in securing $2.3 million dollars towards this project, through the Ontario Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative.

“County Council identified the need for this road to be a priority and I am very proud to see this important project move forward. I thank the provincial government and the community of South Glengarry for its support,” said SDG Warden Eric Duncan.

Organizations: Ontario Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative, County Council

Geographic location: County Road, Williamstown, South Glengarry

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