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 County Road 1

Location: County Road 1 from Palmer-Burris Road toward County Road 33
Duration: Beginning June 4, 2018, and expected completion August 31, 2018
Disruption: Work will include replacing existing drainage culverts, cleaning out and improving ditches, in-place processing of the existing road surface, and resurfacing the road with asphalt. Sections of the road will be reduced to one lane of traffic periodically during the rehabilitation. Heavy equipment may limit visibility in the area and noise levels will be elevated for the duration of the repair.

Construction on Wilson Road

Location: Wilson Road from Highway 62 westerly approximately 3.5 km
Duration: Beginning June 4, 2018, and expected completion August 31, 2018
Disruption: Work will include replacing existing drainage culverts, cleaning out and improving ditches, in-place processing of the existing road surface, and resurfacing the road with asphalt. Sections of the road will be reduced to one lane of traffic periodically during the rehabilitation. Heavy equipment may limit visibility in the area and noise levels will be elevated for the duration of the repair.

Construction on Highway 401 and Wooler Road Overpass

Location: Overpass at Highway 401 and Wooler Road in the City of Quinte West
Duration: Beginning May 22, 2018 and continuing until August 2018
Disruption: Both on-ramps at Wooler Road and Highway 401 will be closed. The off ramps will not be impacted by the work. Cruickshank Construction Limited is conducting the work on behal of the Ministry of Transportation.

Water Services Disruptions & Notifications

The County's annual spring program for water main flushing and hydrant maintenance will begin on Monday, May 7, 2018. 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 am and 8 pm, Monday to Friday. Water mains 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.

Previous Water Main Flushing and Hydrant Maintenance Notices

June 4-8

• May 28-June 1

• May 22-25, 2018

• May 14-18, 2018

• May 7-11, 2018

• May 11, 2018 — Picton Drinking Water System Notice

Other Notifications

Partial Closure in Wellington Main Street Park

The County of Prince Edward is undertaking a construction project to stabilize the Centennial Wall located in Wellington Park.

The contractors will make structural repairs, including capping the footing along the entire length of the wall, carrying out corrective repairs to failed mortar joints, strengthening cracked blocks at the south-eastern portion of the wall, and backfilling and re-grading behind the wall.

The southern end of Wellington Main Street Park will remain fenced off and no access will be allowed to the water. The rest of the park, the playground, gazebo and bathrooms will still be completely accessible.

Reduced Loads on Municipal Roads

Due to the presence of wet roads and structural instability, the County of Prince Edward is extending the reduced load period on several municipal roads.

Effective May 1, 2018, reduced load limits remain in force on the following roads:

• Victoria Road from County Road 23 to Highway 33
• Potter Road from County Road 5 to Norton Road 
• All of Mitchell Road
• All of Mckinley Road 
• All of Miller Road 
• All of Huffs Island Road

This restriction does not apply to those who haul potable water, haul septage or haul heating fuel for residential and institutional uses or are otherwise exempted under the Highway Traffic Act.

Municipal staff will continue to monitor the condition of these roads, and residents will be notified when the restriction has been lifted.

The co-operation of all owners and users of trucks and trailers is requested.