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Road work for Wellington water and sewer trunk project gets underway July 22

July 9, 2024

Road work related to the Wellington water and sewer trunk project will begin on Monday, July 22.

The road portion of this project will occur in three stages over the next several months.

Stage 1

  • Prince Edward Drive between Wellington Main Street and Elmdale Street will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, July 22.
  • The lane closure on Prince Edward Drive is expected to continue for two weeks.
  • Traffic will be controlled by signal lights installed on Wellington Main Street and Prince Edward Drive. Click here to view the map
  • Intermittent full closures of Prince Edward Drive may be required.

Stage 2

  • The eastbound lane of Wellington Main Street between Prince Edward Drive and the Wellington treatment plants (approximately 300 metres) will be closed.
  • The lane closure on Wellington Main Street is expected to begin in early August and continue for approximately 3-4 weeks.
  • Traffic will be controlled by signal lights installed on Wellington Main Street.

Stage 3

  • A full closure of Wellington Main Street between the Wellington treatment plants and Cleminson Street (approximately 900 metres) will occur during this stage.
  • The full closure is expected to begin in late August or early September and continue for several months.
  • More information about this full closure including exact dates and the detour route will be shared in August 2024.
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Project Background 

A new trunk watermain is required to meet the water distribution and storage needs of the existing residents and future development within the Wellington urban serviced area. The new sewer trunks will accommodate the anticipated increase in wastewater flows from new developments.

The new trunks will be constructed from the location of the existing water and wastewater treatments plants to the east along Wellington Main Street, north on Cleminson Street, east along the Millennium Trail and then connect to the new water tower on Belleville Street. A watermain upgrade will be completed starting at Prince Edward Drive and Elmdale Street, going south to Wellington Main Street, and west along Wellington Main Street to the treatment plant.

Work along the Millennium Trail was expected to begin in May; however, the contractor had to adjust to the project schedule due to the discovery of migratory bird nests along that section of the trail. Work along the trail will now occur this fall in order to meet the requirements of federal regulations.

The project also includes a new sanitary pumping station located on the Millennium Trail near the intersection with West Street. This pumping station is a component of the new trunk sanitary sewer.

The municipality expects to complete the project by the end of 2025. 

Please note: The County of Prince Edward provides this information as a service to the general public. While we do our best to provide accurate information, construction projects and associated service disruptions are subject to change based on weather, road, traffic, and other uncontrollable conditions.

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