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Picton Town Hill

Overview:

The County is making improvements at the Picton town hill intersection to address safety concerns of both pedestrians and drivers. The town hill is difficult to navigate for those who are unfamiliar with the right-of-way and is known to cause confusion amongst drivers and pedestrians.

Budget information:

  • Budget year: 2021
  • Total cost: $296,498, of which $266,848 is paid for by Connecting Links, a provincial funding program that helps municipalities repair designated municipal roadways and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.

Project Status:

Underway

Construction began in 2021 and is scheduled to conclude in 2022

Project Details:

The Picton town hill intersection is a two-way stop with eastbound traffic travelling up Bridge Street having the right-of-way at all times. It is extremely busy as two main routes into the County converge. The irregular nature of the intersection often causes confusion and leads to motor vehicle collisions and near misses.

Municipal staff worked closely with the Ministry of Transportation and sought the advice of the local OPP to identify possible ways to address the issues. Improvements include:

  • Updated line painting and pavement markings. This work was completed in September 2021.
  • Replacement of a retaining wall located on Bridge Street. The previous retaining wall was in poor condition and needed to be replaced. This work was completed in December 2021.
  • Installation of a new cantilever sign to replace the existing, smaller sign overtop of Bridge Street near the intersection with Mortimer Street. The sign, which was highly recommended by the Ministry of Transportation, will make it clearer for drivers navigating the intersection. This sign will be installed in June 2022.

Staff Contact

Emily Cowan
Director of Community Services, Programs and Initiatives

Phone: 613.476.2148 ext. 2503
Fax: 613.476-8356