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

Construction on Belleville Street, Wellington

Location: Belleville Street, Wellington between Main Street and Niles Street.
Duration: Beginning May 1, 2017 and expected completion August 31, 2017
Disruption: This project includes the full road reconstruction between Main Street and Niles Street.  It will be periodically necessary to close or restrict access to laneways and driveways.  Advance notice will be given to affected property owners.  Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Construction on Union Street / County Road 8

Location: Union Street/ County Road 8, Picton
Duration: Beginning May 1, 2017 and expected completion May 30, 2017
Disruption: Surface asphalt will be replaced along Union Street.  This will require periodic lane closures, which will cause minor traffic delays in the area.  Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. 

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
     

Other Notifications

Partial Closure to Parks in Wellington

As a result of high water levels in Lake Ontario, the County has been forced to partially section off two recreational features in Wellington for the safety of residents. A section of the Wellington Channel Break Wall has been closed to pedestrian access due to portions of the wall being washed out by high waters. The Break Wall is located on the west side of the Channel, between the water and Main Wellington Beach.  The Channel, the beach, and the nearby boat launch are all still accessible.  Operations staff are working to repair the wall as quickly as possible. Additionally, the southern end of Wellington Main Street Park has been closed due to damage to the Wellington Park Sea Wall’s foundation. The southern part of the park will remain fenced off and no access will be allowed to the water. The rest of the park, the playground, gazebo and bathrooms (which will open May 1st) will still be completely accessible.

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 to April 30, 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.