CORNWALL, Ontario – The intersection of Brookdale Avenue and Second Second Street, which has been close for nearly two months is scheduled to re-open sometime this week.
This is the second delay in the re-opening of the intersection as it was originally scheduled to be open on Sept. 30, and again this past Friday, Oct. 14.
“Concrete curbing is expected to be poured Tuesday (weather permitting) and if all goes well, the intersection should be reopened later this week,” wrote City of Cornwall Public Information Coordinator Kevin Lajoie in a statement to the media. “We will provide additional updates if and when we receive new information from the contractor and Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. The City of Cornwall would like to thank all motorists for their continued patience and cooperation while this major project is completed.”
Traffic will continue to be detoured via Cumberland Street, Seventh Street and Hoople Avenue.
In a previous press release from two weeks ago, Lajoie explained the reasons for the delays.
“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.”