Road updates and construction

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. 

  • Battersea Road Reconstruction - Construction will begin on a 5 km section of Battersea Road between Burnt Hills Road and Bradden Road in late November 2022. This project will include work on roadsides over the winter with more major road improvements in early spring. Battersea Road will be accessible at all times with one lane open, but drivers should expect traffic delays. Project completion is scheduled for the end of July 2023.  If you would like to learn more about this project, and subscribe to receive project updates, see this page on our public engagement site, EngageFrontenac.ca.
  • New four-way stop at the intersection of Wilton and Yarker Roads effective Sep 8, 2022 – improvements include reduced speed (70 km/hr) and a four-way stop to reduce the volume and severity of motor vehicle collisions. Four options were proposed. The chosen engineered design considered traffic speeds, volumes, the geometry of the intersection, and winter operations. For more information on this project, see the April 5, 2022 Council Report or the Engineering Report.
  • 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 - COMPLETE - 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 - COMPLETE - Full road reconstruction; road platform to include new asphalt paved shoulders.  Located from Road 38 west for 1.4 km.
  • Westport Road Reconstruction - COMPLETE - 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 - COMPLETE - Full road reconstruction; road widening to meet current standards.  Located from Round Lake Road to boat launch (3.6 km).

The Township asks that drivers plan their routes accordingly and obey all signs and traffic controls in work zones to ensure the safety of local workers.

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.

 Lower Brewers Swing Bridge @ Washburn Road
 

Parks Canada:  Lower Brewers Swing Bridge Closed Until Further Notice

Rideau Canal National Historic Site 

November 23, 2022 – Parks Canada revised completion date: summer 2023. 

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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