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For Immediate Release                                                                           

Hinchinbrooke Road Partial Reopening Anticipated for End of October

This past July, Hinchinbrooke Road was closed just North of Silver Rock Lane at Spring Lake due to a partial road collapse. While a full reopening of the road will not be possible until the spring, the Township anticipates a partial reopening of Hinchinbrooke Road at this location by the end of October 2021.

Following recommendations from the geotechnical engineering review, Township staff have been carrying out grading adjustments within the work zone in preparation for reopening of Hinchinbrooke Road to traffic. Additional barrier systems and temporary traffic control signage will be put in place ahead of the partial reopening to help communicate lane restrictions and safety parameters.

“Knowing that a full road reopening wasn’t possible until the spring, it was important that the Township did everything we could to provide some type of pass through access over the winter months to help alleviate traffic concerns,” said Mayor Ron Vandewal. “Safety remains a priority at this location, and staff have been working diligently to ensure the appropriate traffic controls and signage will be in place ahead of any road reopening.”

Residents are reminded to obey traffic controls when using the narrow lane pass through on Hinchinbrooke Road this winter season. Additional questions can be directed to Troy Dunlop, Manager of Technical Services and Infrastructure at 613-376-3027 ext.3333 or via email to

“While we are relieved to be able to partially open the road to traffic, I want to reassure residents that this project remains a priority for staff, and will receive the same attention next spring when we are able to repair and reopen the road fully,” said Mayor Vandewal.

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For more information on this release please contact:

Emily Caird
Executive Assistant & Communications Officer
613-376-3027 ext.2260   

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