2022 Scheduled Projects

Please note that these projects may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, i.e. timing, weather, etc.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Road Construction

  • Buck Bay Road Bridge Replacement - Replacement of existing single lane bridge deck to a multi-lane bridge deck.  Bridge located on Buck Bay Road 0.2 km north of Westport Road.
  • Battersea Road Reconstruction - Full road reconstruction; road widening to meet current standards, road alignment alterations for improved sightlines.  Located from Burnt Hills Road to Bradden Lane (5.2 km).
  • North Shore Road Culvert Replacement - Replacement of existing large culvert crossing and road widening to meet current standards.  Located 0.1 km east of Hewlett-Packard Road.
  • Opinicon Road Culvert Replacement - Replacement of existing large culvert crossing.  Located 1.6 km east of Perth Road.
  • Burega Lane Culverts Replacement - Replacement of existing large twin culvert crossings.  Located at the intersection of Sydenham Road and Burega Lane.
  • Micro-Surfacing Program, Perth Road - Limits of micro-surfacing on Perth Road will extend from Rutledge Road to Ritchie Road (2.9 km) and from 8126 Perth Road to MacComish Lane (2.4 km).
  • Bellrock Road Reconstruction - Full road reconstruction; road platform to include new asphalt paved shoulders.  Located from Road 38 west for 1.4 km.
  • Westport Road Reconstruction - Full road reconstruction; road widening to meet current standards, new surface treated shoulders.  Located from Wolfe Lake Road west for 4 km.
  • Surface Treatment on Various Township Roads - Surface treatment throughout the Township preserving 33.8 km of road surfaces. Capital Projects Detail Sheet for Single Surface Treatment Road list.
  • Lower Round Lake Road Reconstruction - Full road reconstruction; road widening to meet current standards.  Located from Round Lake Road to boat launch (3.6 km).

 

Road Closures

Temporary Road Closure Request

If your organization is planning a special event that requires the temporary closure of a road or a portion thereof, please complete the Temporary Road Closure Request form and submit it the Manager of Operations & Fleet for review. If you have any questions about this process, contact our Public Services Department at (613) 376-3027 Ext 4331.

Current Road Closures

Long Swamp Road Bridge

On September 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm, the Township closed the Long Swamp Rd Bridge until further notice.

This closure is the result of safety concerns surrounding Long Swamp Rd Bridge. Township Staff is in the process of undertaking a structural assessment of the bridge to determine what, if any, remedial work is required.

Due to the bridge closure, the Township closed Long Swamp Rd from Bellrock Rd to just south of the Long Swamp Bridge. This closure will not affect access to homes in the area, which can continue to be accessed by Long Swamp Road from the South via German Rd or Huffman Rd. Access to Bellrock Rd can be obtained via Road 38 in Verona.

For more information, please contact our Public Services Department at 613-376-3027 ext. 4331.

 Hinchinbrooke Road Now Open to Two-Way Traffic

Following the partial closure of Hinchinbrooke Rd back in July, South Frontenac staff have been working in conjunction with a geotechnical engineer to safely reopen the road before winter. While addition culvert work will take place in the spring, Hinchinbrooke Rd will reopen to two-way traffic effective October 29, 2021 at Noon.

 

“I have been advising residents that Hinchinbrooke Rd would have partial access restored by the end of October - so the fact that there will be two-way traffic flow feels like an unexpected bonus,” said Mayor Ron Vandewal. “I want to pass on Council’s appreciation to the Public Services department and everyone who worked tirelessly the past few months to make this reopening a reality.”

 

Following recommendations from a geotechnical engineering review, Township staff carried out grading adjustments within the work zone and added safety features in preparation for the reopening of Hinchinbrooke Road. Additional temporary traffic control signage have been put in place to help communicate lane restrictions and safety parameters to those using the road.

 

Residents are reminded to obey traffic controls when using the temporary narrowed lanes on Hinchinbrooke Road at Spring Lake this winter season. Additional questions or concerns can be directed to Troy Dunlop, Manager of Technical Services and Infrastructure at 613-376-3027 ext.3333 or via email to pwsupport@southfrontenac.net

 

 Lower Brewers Swing Bridge @ Washburn Road
 

Parks Canada:  Lower Brewers Swing Bridge Closed Until Further Notice

Rideau Canal National Historic Site 

April 5, 2022 – Parks Canada would like to advise that the construction work to replace the Lower Brewers Swing Bridge which began in the second week of March continues with the concrete demolition work now complete and 80 percent of the old bridge now removed.

Work on the abutments and approach walls will begin in the month of April and will carry on until June 23.   On site activities will then stop until September 7 to minimize impacts during the busiest period of the Navigation Season.

The new bridge will be fabricated offsite and is scheduled to be assembled onsite in 2023.

A full replacement of the timber bridge and concrete work followed by landscaping is expected to be complete in spring 2023. There will be no impacts to the navigation season but the bridge will remain closed to vehicle traffic during the construction project.

Please note that while every reasonable effort is being made to adhere to planned schedules and to minimize impacts on residents and visitors, all construction projects are currently subject to supply chain constraints that are beyond the control of the project team and that may result in delays to project completion. 

The Lower Brewers Swing Bridge was closed in August 2021 after assessments on the condition of the bridge indicated that the bridge needed to be closed immediately for public safety.

The Lower Brewers Swing Bridge replacement project is part of the Government of Canada’s Federal Infrastructure Investment program. Parks Canada is leading this important infrastructure work to ensure safe, high-quality experiences for visitors by improving heritage, visitor, waterway, and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas, including along the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

More information:

For questions or concerns, or to receive email updates regarding this project, please contact us at rideau@pc.gc.ca and include “Lower Brewers Swing Bridge” in the subject heading. For news about this or other infrastructure projects in your area, please visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/rideau/visit/infrastructure/kingston. 

 

August 13, 2021 – Parks Canada advises that the Lower Brewers Swing Bridge is closed to vehicles and pedestrians until further notice.

In order to ensure the safety of residents and visitors, and as part of Parks Canada’s maintenance operations, all Rideau Canal bridges are inspected every year, with a comprehensive inspection taking place every five years. Further assessments on the condition of the bridge indicated that the bridge must be closed immediately for public safety until a replacement of the bridge can occur. 

What to expect:

  • During this closure, the bridge will remain in the open position. Temporary bridge closure signs are in place. Please exercise caution and follow signage in the area.
  • Detour signs for vehicles have been installed and are detailed in the map below. The detour routes are as follows:
    • For access to Washburn Road (East of the Bridge)
      • Washburn Road East of the bridge to Highway 15 remains open to local traffic only. Traffic from Washburn Road (West of the bridge), Sonneveld Road and Sunbury Road are directed to use Detour D-1 (Regional Road 12 – Sunbury Road East - Highway 15 South)
    • For access to Washburn Road (West of the Bridge)
      • Washburn Road East of Sonneveld Road and West of the Bridge remains open to local traffic only. Traffic from Highway 15 are directed to use Detour D-1 (Regional Road 12 – Sunbury Road West)
  • Boat navigation will not be impacted.

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