Fenelon Falls reconstruction project start date announced

By Lindsay Advocate

Downtown Fenelon Falls

Residents and businesses in Fenelon Falls can expect to see movement on downtown reconstruction the first week of March.

The project, which involves a reconstruction of both underground infrastructure and streetscape design along Colborne Street, will be done in phases. The project is anticipated to be completed by late fall of 2021.

The work takes place along Colborne Street between Bond Street and Water Street, just north of the bridge.

The City of Kawartha Lakes has awarded the construction contract to Coco Paving Inc. The goal of the project is to not disrupt Fenelon Falls during the busier summer months and allow full access to the businesses in the area.

Phase one of the project will occur between March and May, with work coming to a halt May long weekend. Phase two will resume Labour Day weekend in September and will continue into late fall, until the project is complete.

Although no full road closures are planned, detours will be set up to control traffic flow while the crews are on site. Parking will also be restricted as crews will need access to additional road space for the large equipment required.

In the upcoming weeks, residents and businesses can expect to see machines arriving and markings and fencing being placed around the work sites.

Municipal staff will be visiting businesses along the construction zone to notify them of any upcoming disruptions to service (such as water access) and respond to any concerns they may have while the work is being completed.

Weekly updates will be made available on the Downtown Fenelon Reconstruction project page, along with project contact information and background design details from past public meetings.

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