City releases update on closure at Cumberland and Emma

Nick Seebruch

Published on April 11, 2017

Construction barriers at the Emma and Cumberland instersection (Alycia Douglass/ TC Media).

CORNWALL, Ontario - A damaged culvert closed the Cumberland and Emma intersection on Thursday, April 6.

"A combination of snow melt and the recent heavy rainfall has caused the partial wash-out of the large Boales Drain storm culvert at the intersection," the statement from the City of Cornwall reads. "The culvert is beyond repair and in need of replacement. Initial estimates suggest that the work to replace the culvert and reinstate the intersection could extend into the summer. City staff is reviewing all options in hopes of replacing the culvert and re-opening the intersection as quickly and safely as possible," the statement continues.

The City says that in the mean time it is considering alternatives and may partially re-open the intersection.

"The situation has resulted in the re-routing of some Cornwall Transit buses and temporary on-street parking restrictions have been put in place on Cline Avenue and Meadowvale Crescent," said the City in their statement to the media. "Northbound traffic on Cumberland Street is currently being detoured on Cline Avenue. Access to Cumberland Street and the surrounding streets north of Emma Avenue is still available via Tollgate Road or off of Pitt Street via Eva Avenue and Benny Avenue."