Marleau Ave. to remain partially closed until Spring

Nick Seebruch
Marleau Ave. to remain partially closed until Spring
The construction at the Marleau and McConnell 2017.

CORNWALL, Ontario – In an update sent to the media on Thursday, Dec. 8 the City gave updates on a number of construction projects throughout Cornwall. The bulk of the work on most projects will be done before January, but the Marleau ave. project has been scheduled for a Spring completion.

“The lanes on the north side are complete and open for one lane in each direction over winter,” reads the City’s media release. “McConnell Avenue has also been paved with base course asphalt. The remaining phases of this major road widening project will be completed in the spring. Utility relocation on this project is a significant component, and is still ongoing,” it continues to explain.

Fifth Street however, is expected to be mostly completed by Tuesday, but a final layer of sod and asphalt will be put down next year.

The work on Brookdale Ave. is also wrapping up.

The Brookdale Ave. project is being handled by the Federal Bridge Corporation and its contractor Louis W. Bray Construction.

Andre Girard, Vice President of Communications for the Federal Bridge Corporation told the Seaway News that the road should re-open Dec. 19, which is ahead of their projected January schedule.

Girard added that delays that took place while the intersection of Second Street and Brookdale was being worked on did not add to the final cost of the project.

“These are critical streets within our traffic network and the work is quite extensive as some include significant sewer and waterworks components that need to be coordinated with various utilities as well,” said John St. Marseille, the City of Cornwall’s General Manager, Infrastructure and Municipal Works. “We recognize that these projects have created inconveniences and we appreciate the continued patience and cooperation or motorists and residents while these projects are completed.”

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