Meloche Road

Simcoe St./Meloche Road intersection re-opens earlier than anticipated

 

 

By RTT Staff

 

For those heading to the Woofa-Roo Pet Festival this weekend, be advised that one major construction project is out of the way.

The intersection of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road re-opened Friday and is not scheduled to close again until paving works is necessary. Even then, manager of engineering and operations Todd Hewitt stated that it won’t be a full closure.

“We are very happy to have it done,” Hewitt said of the intersection.

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Hewitt said the town always wanted to have the intersection open for the Woofa-Roo Pet Festival but since the contractor got the work done in about half the time, there will be no need for a re-closure immediately after the festival.

The intersection was closed July 31 and was expected to last four weeks. Hewitt said the contractor was able to complete the storm sewer installation project in that area of the roadway in two weeks.

Users of the Libro Centre still have to use the temporary entrance off of Simcoe St., however, as the overall Meloche Road project is still ongoing.

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.

Knobb Hill Dr. joins road closure list

 

The Town of Amherstburg has announced that Knobb Hill Drive will be closed to all traffic between McLellan Ave. and Whelan Ave., for approximately two weeks.

The closure is to facilitate road reconstruction. The work is anticipated to be completed by June 23.

As part of the next phase of Kingsbridge subdivision, the town states that 175 metres of Knobb Hill Drive will be reconstructed, including bike lanes and a multi-use trail.

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.

This closure comes as Meloche Road is also being reconstructed. The town has advised that the section of Meloche Road between Simcoe St. and Lowes Side Road will be closed until November as part of that $4 million project. The town received $2 million in grant funding for the Meloche Road work.

As part of the latter project, those going to the Libro Centre are advised they should start using the temporary entrance located off of Simcoe St., just east of the Meloche Road intersection.

Meloche Road reconstruction to begin June 5

 

The reconstruction of Meloche Road from Alma St. to Lowes Side Road gets underway Monday.

The $4 million project project – with nearly $2 million covered by an Ontario grant – includes bike lanes, a storm sewer and a multi-use trail in addition to a new road surface for drivers.

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

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The town is also requesting that residents take an alternate route while the Meloche Road reconstruction project is ongoing, if possible.

The town has constructed a temporary entrance to the Libro Centre off of Simcoe St., just east of the Meloche Road intersection, for use when the road is shut down.

Work on the Meloche Road reconstruction project will be ongoing through to November 2017.

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.