CORNWALL, Ontario – The construction at the Brookdale and Second Street intersection will continue for another two weeks. The intersection was scheduled to open on Sept. 30, but has een delayed three different times over the past month.
“The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL), and its Contractor, L.W. Bray (Bray) Construction Ltd., have revised their construction schedule,” wrote City of Cornwall Public Information Coordinator Kevin Lajoie in a statement to the media. “They have notified the City that the re-opening of Second Street at Brookdale Avenue will be extended. FBCL and Bray anticipate that the intersection re-opening will now be Friday, November 4. The Contractor’s objective is to have this intersection fully paved by November 4 so that future re-closing of the intersection is not required.”
Lajoie went on to note that the public’s patience with this FBCL-led project was appreciated.
When the opening of the intersection was first delayed, Lajoie noted that it was due to the complex nature, and age of the infrastructure in that area.
“This $7-million project involves replacement of critical infrastructure such as watermains and sewers on a major arterial road,” he wrote. “The location of utilities and old infrastructure, in some cases dating back to Cornwall’s industrial development, has slowed progress somewhat. This infrastructure must be well constructed and done in a safe manner, however it will take more time than originally forecast.”