Construction, Closures, and Service Disruptions
From time to time, regular or emergency construction, repairs, events, or other circumstances may result in full or partial road closures, traffic delays, and/or water and wastewater service disruptions. Please see below for a list of current or upcoming issues that may result in service disruptions.
Traffic Disruptions and Road Closures
Reduced access - Lucks Crossroad
Location: Lucks Crossroad, between County Road 17 and County Road 8.
Duration: Starting March 6, 2017 until further notice.
Disruption: Due to the spring thaw, the municipality has restricted truck and trailor access to Lucks Crossroads. Only trucks carrying heating fuel and potable water are excepted from this restriction. For more information about reduced load restrictions in the County, please see the Other Notifications section below.
Pearsall Creek Culvert Replacement
Location: Highway 62, 500 metres South of Ben Gill Road intersection
Duration: Estimated completion date of late Spring 2017
Disruption: Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place for the duration of the work. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times, however, traffic delays can be expected.
Picton Main Street Construction Project
Location: Picton Main Street, between Bridge Street and Chapel Street
Duration: Work on Picton Main Street started again on April 18. All work is expected to be completed by May 12th.
Disruption: There will be a disruption to traffic on Main Street at its intersections with Elizabeth and Ross Streets. The roadway will be reduced down to one lane for the duration of construction (approximately two weeks). Some sidewalk repairs and the installation of decorative elements will also disrupt pedestrian traffic - access to stores will be maintained at all times.
Water Services Disruptions & Notifications
The County's annual watermain flushing and hydrant maintenance program began on Monday, April 24, 2017 and will continue until the end of May. For a full schedule, and more information, please download and read the Hydrant Flushing Schedule & Fact Sheet. Flushing will take place between the hours of 7:00am - 8:00pm, Monday to Friday. Watermains will be flushed and hydrants will be serviced throughout all of the County's drinking water systems in accordance with the Ontario Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 730/81).
While flushing is taking place, customers are asked to avoid excessive water use (Example: running tap water for extended periods, using the washing machine and dish washer simultaneously).
Customers in the immediate areas may experience intermittent pressure fluctuations and some discolouration of tap water while flushing is being completed. This does not affect the safety or quality of your water.
If coloured water has been experienced, customers should run the cold water tap closest to the water meter for a few minutes until tap water runs clear. Customers are advised to wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. Using discoloured water in your washing machine could result in stained laundry.
Scheduled Flushing Areas:
- April 24, 2017: Area east of Skiff Cove Road, up to and including Consecon Street but excluding Wellington on The Lake.
- April 25, 2017: Area east of Consecon Street, up to and including Maple Street on north and south sides of Wellington Main Street and Beach Street.
- April 26, 2017: Area east of Maple Street and north of Wellington Main Street.
- April 27 - May 2, 2017: Bloomfield Area
Reduced Loads on Municipal Roads
Due to abnormally warm weather conditions and the potential damage that this weather has on roadways, effective January 16, 2017 the municipality is imposing reduced loads for all owners and users of trucks and trailers on certain municipal roads in the County. Affected roads will be posted accordingly. This restriction does not apply to those who haul potable water, haul septage or haul heating fuel for residential and institutional uses. This condition will remain in effect dependent on weather conditions. Residents will be notified when the restriction has been lifted.
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