2021 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. 

For additional details, click associated link to see the Capital Project Detail Sheet for this item. 

Road Construction

Other Construction Projects in the Township 

For a full list of all capital projects, please see the full 2021 Capital Project Details Sheets

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 Operations Supervisor 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 Closure

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Hinchinbrooke Road will remain closed at the Spring Lake Culvert from Silver Rock Ln to the Hydro Lines.  Please plan travel accordingly.


Hinchinbrooke Road Closure Update

On July 15, 2021, Hinchinbrooke Road was closed just North of Silver Rock Lane at Spring Lake due to a partial road collapse. Following a geotechnical review it has been determined that a full reopening of the road may not be possible until the spring. In order to alleviate some travel concerns, the Township anticipates single-lane traffic will be restored at this location in time for winter.

Following the initial assessment of the road, it was determined that next steps will include drilling boreholes along the center of the crossing to gain a better understanding of the ground beneath the roadway. This assessment will determine how the Township will proceed with the repair; options include using rock fill, reinforcing the soil beneath with synthetic materials, or by attempting to strengthen the existing materials beneath using stiff rock columns and soil replacement technology.

Residents are reminded that the road remains unsafe for use and that no one should cross the barriers until the single-lane pass through can be established. Additional questions about the closure can be directed to Troy Dunlop, Manager of Technical Services and Infrastructure at 613-376-3027 ext. 4331 or via email to pwsupport@southfrontenac.net

The Township appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation at this time. More information will be available in late August 2021 regarding the re-opening of Hinchinbrooke Road.




 Lower Brewers Swing Bridge @ Washburn Road

Parks Canada: Lower Brewers Swing Bridge Closed Until Further Notice

Lower Brewers Swing Bridge Closed Until Further Notice
Rideau Canal National Historic Site 

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. Design work for the Lower Brewers Swing Bridge is currently underway and the bridge has been designated for replacement beginning in late 2021.

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.

The future replacement of the Lower Brewers Swing Bridge 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.

For more information:
Carly Wallace
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Ontario Waterways, Parks Canada



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