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Closure of Meloche Road/Lowes Side Road intersection starts Aug. 28

 

The intersection of Lowes Side Road and Meloche Road will be closed to all traffic commencing Aug. 28 as part of the ongoing Meloche Road project.

The intersection of Lowes Side Road and Meloche Road will be closed for one week starting Aug. 28.

The intersection of Lowes Side Road and Meloche Road will be closed for one week starting Aug. 28.

The town announced that this latest closure is expected to last one week. Detour routes will be posted.

Work on the overall Meloche Road reconstruction project will be ongoing through to November 2017, town officials add.

Meloche Road is still closed between Lowes Side Road and the Simcoe St. and Simcoe St. to Alma St. The intersection of Meloche Road and Lowes Side Road closes for one week starting next Monday (Aug. 28).

Meloche Road is still closed between Lowes Side Road and the Simcoe St. and Simcoe St. to Alma St. The intersection of Meloche Road and Lowes Side Road closes for one week starting next Monday (Aug. 28).

The town reminds residents that during construction traffic disruptions may occur and some delays may be experienced. Please slow down and obey all traffic signage.

The intersection of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road re-opened Aug. 11 after a two-week closure that was originally planned as a four-week closure.

Town closing Pickering Dr. for watermain replacement and road improvements

Another local road will soon be closed temporarily due to construction.

The town has advised that Pickering Dr. will be closed to through traffic between Dalhousie St. and King St., commencing Aug. 10, to facilitate watermain replacement and road improvements. This closure will be ongoing through October.

Pickering Dr. will get some work this year, including the intersection of Pickering and Sandwich (pictured).

Pickering Dr. will get some work this year, including the intersection of Pickering and Sandwich (pictured).

The town states that local traffic will be maintained and residents will be allowed access to their homes. A detour route will be posted, but delays should be expected.

This capital project will also include a one-day closure of the intersection at Sandwich St. S. and Pickering Dr. next Wednesday (Aug. 16). Detour routes will again be posted.

The town reminds residents that during construction, traffic disruptions may occur and some delays may be experienced. Drivers are asked to please slow down and obey all traffic signage, and watch for flag persons in the construction zone.

The $1.1 million tender was awarded to SLR Contracting Group Inc. in July with manager of engineering Todd Hewitt stating at that meeting that watermain work should take six to eight weeks when it gets started with pavement work coming after that.

Meloche Road/Simcoe St. intersection to be closed for four weeks

By RTT Staff

Due to ongoing work on the Meloche Road project, the intersection of Meloche Road and Simcoe St. (County Road 18) will be closed for the next four weeks.

The closure comes into effect Monday (July 31) and will help facilitate storm sewer installation and road reconstruction.

The town of Amherstburg states that intersection is expected to be closed for four weeks and that detour routes will be posted.

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Residents and visitors will still be able to access the Libro Centre via the temporary entrance off of Simcoe St. but they will be required to approach from the east, the town adds.

Work on the Meloche Road reconstruction project will be ongoing through the fall and is expected to be complete by November.

The town is reminding motorists that traffic disruptions may occur due to the construction and some delays may be experienced. Drivers are asked to slow down and obey all traffic signage.

Meloche Road project to get underway soon

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Motorists heading to the Libro Centre will soon not have to worry about avoiding chewed up sections of Meloche Road.

Town council approved the tender at their meeting last Tuesday night with J&J Lepera awarded the contract for their bid of $3,929,700, plus HST. According to a report from manager of engineering Todd Hewitt, the total budget for the project is over $4.3 million.

The town received nearly $2 million in an Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) grant. The town’s breakdown of the funding for the project sees $500,000 coming from the 2017 gas tax allocation, $1.3 million from a development charge supported debenture over 20 years and a tax rate supported debenture of nearly $311,500.

There will also be $201,960 coming from the County of Essex, as the county pays 40 per cent portion of paved pathways under the County Wide Active Transportation System (CWATS) program.

The Meloche Road project should get underway in early to mid-June.

The Meloche Road project should get underway in early to mid-June.

Hewitt told town council that the tender process was delayed slightly due to the town having to work with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry regarding the possibility of there being species at risk.

Despite that delay, the project is still on schedule. Hewitt said the project has to be done by Oct. 31 due to conditions of the grant and that will schedule will be adhered to.

“We’re right on track,” said Hewitt.

The town constructed a temporary entrance off of Simcoe St. to the Libro Centre last year, and that will allow construction crews to complete their work on Meloche Road and give Libro Centre patrons access to the facility at the same time.

Not only will there be a new road surface from Alma St. to Lowes Side Road, there will also be other amenities including bike lanes and a multi-use trail. There will also be a storm sewer installed at the corner of Meloche Road and Simcoe St. to accommodate the Meadowview subdivision to be built northwest of that intersection.
A start date for the project has not yet been finalized, but work could commence in early to mid-June.

Councillor urging drivers to slow down on Texas Road

 

By Ron Giofu

Construction has returned on Texas Road and a councillor who lives there is losing his patience with drivers who aren’t slowing down.

Councillor Rick Fryer said speeds are “getting ridiculous” on Texas Road, despite signage which calls for motorists to do 20 km/hr due to the ongoing construction. He said there have been near-misses, drivers swerving around signs and even police cruisers nearly clipping cars reversing from driveways.

“Something has to be done,” said Fryer.

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Fryer said speeding along the road is a regular occurrence and suggested a temporary three-way stop at Texas Road and Knobb Hill Drive, something administration said they will consider. Ideas such as striping and speed bumps, the latter geared at making the road more narrow than it is, will also be considered.

“It happens all the time,” Fryer said of the speeding. “We’ve got to get people to slow down.”

Fryer noted his children are just some of the kids that have to walk to get to a bus stop now that buses are restricted due to construction.

As for speeding police cars, Chief Tim Berthiaume said the Highway Traffic Act allows for police cruisers not to have their lights on and exceed the speed limit if heading to a call. Berthiaume added that if cruisers are speeding in the area, residents are still welcome to contact the police station so the they can know if the cruiser is headed to a call and so the officer can understand the concerns of the residents.