Construction, Closures, and Service Disruptions

‌From time to time, regular or emergency construction, repairs, events, or other circumstances may result in full or partial road closures, traffic delays, and/or water and wastewater service disruptions. Please see below for a list of current or upcoming issues that may result in service disruptions.

Traffic Disruptions and Road Closures

Emergency Construction on Ontario Street, Picton

Location: Ontario Street, Picton between Grove Street and North Street.
Duration: Thursday, February 16th, 2017; approximately 10:30am to 5:00pm.
Disruption: A temporary street closure will be required between Grove Street and North Street for the duration of repairs.  Local traffic will be permitted.  Motorists are asked to avoid the construction area if possible. 

Pearsall Creek Culvert Replacement

Location: Highway 62, 500 metres South of Ben Gill Road intersection
Duration: Estimated completion date of late Spring 2017
Disruption: Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place for the duration of the work.  One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times, however, traffic delays can be expected.

Picton Main Street Construction Project

Location: Picton Main Street, between Bridge Street and Chapel Street
Duration: Estimated completion for the winter season is December 22, 2016; the project will re-commence briefly in the Spring 2017. Residents will be notified of the disruption when exact dates have been determined.
Disruption: There is no ongoing traffic disruption from this project.  

Water Services Disruptions & Notifications

Ontario Street, Picton

The Water and Wastewater Department will be working to conduct emergency watermain repairs on Ontario Street between Grove Street and North Street in Picton. These repairs are not expected to impact water quality; however residents living in the area may experience intermittent pressure fluctuations and coloured water. The water remains safe to drink throughout the duration of construction.

Other Notifications

Winter Street Parking Restrictions in Effect 

No parking is permitted on any streets in Prince Edward County between the hours of 2:00am to 6:00am from December 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. This restriction takes effect every winter. Overnight street parking is restricted to ensure that snowplows can easily clear roadways and snowbanks. Please note that this restriction is in place regardless of the current weather conditions.  

Reduced Loads on Municipal Roads

Due to abnormally warm weather conditions and the potential damage that this weather has on roadways, effective January 16, 2017 the municipality is imposing reduced loads for all owners and users of trucks and trailers on certain municipal roads in the County.  Affected roads will be posted accordingly. This restriction does not apply to those who haul potable water, haul septage or haul heating fuel for residential and institutional uses. This condition will remain in effect dependent on weather conditions. Residents will be notified when the restriction has been lifted.