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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.

Accidents, thefts keep police busy

 

A 75-year-old Ruthven man was charged following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of County Road 10 and Walker Road last Tuesday. Amherstburg police say an eastbound Lincoln MXS allegedly ran a stop sign and struck a cube van that was travelling southbound on Walker Road. The man was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign and was also transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  • A sprayer went into the ditch in the 9000 block of Alma St. after police say the operator moved over to avoid a car, went on to a soft portion of shoulder and lost control. There were no charges but the road was closed for approximately seven hours while the machine was removed from the ditch.
  • A three-vehicle crash took place on Front Road North last Friday morning and saw a 22-year-old Amherstburg woman charged with careless driving. The vehicles involved were a 2014 Town and Country, a 2003 Ford F150 and a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle the 22-year-old woman was in allegedly rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped while the third vehicle, which was also struck, was turning. She was taken to hospital with what police state were minor injuries.
  • A car vs. deer collision was reported Friday around 8:50 p.m. in the area of County Road 50 and Collison Side Road. There was damage to the vehicle and no charges.

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Thefts   Amherstburg police are investigating the theft of nine empty beer kegs from the Beacon Ale House on Dalhousie St. There are no suspects but those with information are asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. The thefts took place sometime between April 15-19, police add.

  • The theft of a boat motor and gas can was reported from a home in the 1300 block of Front Road South. The thefts occurred overnight last Friday night into Saturday morning. There are no suspects at the present time.

 

Outstanding warrants   Amherstburg police made an arrest at the Windsor courthouse last Wednesday afternoon. Police arrested a 55-year-old Essex woman on outstanding warrants, which were theft under $5,000 and failure to attend court.

  • A traffic stop on Walker Road near Concession 11 resulted in the passenger in the vehicle arrested for allegedly breaching his conditions of undertaking. The accused is a 32-year-old male from Windsor.

 

Statistics   Amherstburg police had 215 calls for service between April 17-24. Sixty-one of them were traffic-related offenses.