Another busy summer of rural road work is planned across Prince Edward County.
With Council’s approval, staff recently finalized the plan for the 2021 season, with preventative maintenance and rehabilitation to take place on more than 75 kilometres of County roadways over the next several months.
“County residents and businesses rely on the road network every day. We look forward in 2021 to tackling several roads of greatest concern and working to keep our County roads in good condition for as long as possible,” says Adam Goheen, Director of Operations.
Nearly 30 km of roads will receive double surface treatment, also known as tar-and-chip, in 2021. These road sections are in poor condition and must be rehabilitated, as maintenance techniques are no longer a suitable solution. Double surface treatment will occur on:
- Victoria Road, from County Road 23 to County Road 33
- Salem Road, from civic address 1910 to County Road 33
- Stinson Block Road, near civic address 1036 to 2 km south-easterly
- Christian Road, from Highway 62 to County Road 2
- Cressy Bayside Road, from County Road 8 to the end
- Prinyers Drive, from Prinyers Cove Crescent to the end
- Prinyers Cove Crescent, entire loop from near civic address 153
Close to 14 km of roads will receive a single surface treatment in 2021. Single surface treatment is a preventative maintenance technique aimed at extending the life of the road surface that is still in good condition. Single surface treatment will occur on:
- Bethesda Road, from Elmbrook Road to Civic Address 622
- Brummell Road, from Kings Road to County Road 24
- County Road 7, from County Road 25 to Bongard Crossroad
- Clarke Road, from County Road 8 to Miller Road
Additional preventative maintenance work and rehabilitation work will also take place this summer. Pavement crack sealing will take place on County Road 33 from Rosehall to the Wellington town limit, while micro surfacing will continue from 2020 and be applied on:
- County Road 5, from Fish Lake Road to Picton Town Limits
- County Road 7, from Chuckery Hill Road to County Road 25
- County Road 22, from civic address 544 to Kingsley Road
- County Road 33, from Hillier to Rosehall
- County Road 17, from County Road 8 to County Road 16
All of the work outlined above is scheduled to get underway in the coming weeks with expected completion by the end of summer. The Operational Services Department team has already been busy this spring with regular maintenance work like street sweeping, gravel road resurfacing, and guide rail repairs. Many programs are ahead of schedule thanks to the favourable weather conditions.
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