Council authorizes $11 million for second phase of Picton Main Street Reconstruction

A group of government officials and support workers sitting in modern black office chairs around a circular-like and hollow conference table. A large flat screen monitor hangs on the far wall, showing a political meeting's web streamed proceedings.
Prince Edward County Council in its newly renovated chambers at Shire Hall, Picton. Photo by Alex Wright.
Alexander Wright - CJPE - PictonON | 28-04-2023
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Prince Edward County Council approved of a contract between the municipality and R.W. Tomlinson Limited on Tuesday worth $11.2 million for the second phase of the Picton Main Street Reconstruction.

Besides being primarily funded by the county’s Reserve for Road Construction, it will be partially funded by the federal Canada Community-Building Fund, the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, and development charges, according to CAO Marcia Wallace.

According to the associated staff report and construction map, the planned improvements will take place on Picton Main Street, between Bridge Street and the proposed location of the yet-to-be-built Picton East Sewage Pumping Station (which will be situated approximately 250 metres east of Spencer Street). The work will consist of the reconstruction of sanitary and storm sewers, new watermain construction, new sewage force mains, road base, and pavement reconstruction, and curb and gutter and sidewalk reconstruction.

The scheduled completion of the project set for the end of August 2024, according to an assessment of the submitted tender documents.

The final phase of the Picton Main Street Reconstruction; Phase 3, will take place 250 metres east of Spencer Street and run to Folkard Lane. It is estimated that construction will begin in 2025.

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