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Construction, Closures & 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 & Closures

Black River Bridge Rehabilitation

The municipality is rehabilitating the three-span, two-lane Black River Bridge on County Road 13.

A lane of traffic will be open at all times, with support from temporary traffic signals while workers are present. The traffic disruptions will occur beginning April 15 and continue until October 2020.

Work crews are removing deteriorating expansion joints, precast concrete beams and abutments. The work includes installation of three new precast beams, replacement of the bridge deck , curbs and barriers, including roadway approaches to the bridge. The project also includes installation of a steal beam guide rail and hot mix asphalt.

The municipality is continuing on with this critical infrastructure project as permitted under the Province of Ontario’s essential workplaces provision in response to COVID-19.

County Road 3 Rehabilitation

Traffic delays will occur on County Road 3 from 200m east of Rednersville to 900m west of Rednersville through October 2020.

Construction along this section of County Road 3, approximately 1,100m, will commence in May 2020 and be completed by October 31, 2020.

There are no planned road closures, but traffic delays are expected. One lane of traffic will be maintained during construction at all times. Construction activities will take place from 7 am until 6 pm from Monday to Friday.

The municipality has contracted Dekeyser Excavating to reconstruct the road and undertake drainage improvements. Improvements include cross-culvert replacements, curb and gutter and storm sewer through the Hamlet of Rednersville, and a storm outlet to the Bay of Quinte.

Picton Heights Reservoir Watermain Improvements

Construction work for the installation of new watermain on County Road 22 (Church Street) between Union Street and London Avenue in Picton is ongoing.

The project includes the following work:

  • Installation of 1.2 km of new watermain from Union Street to the Picton Heights reservoir.
  • Extension of the existing sanitary sewer, storm sewer upgrades and replacement of the watermain on Old Church Street.
  • Construction of a new 1 km concrete sidewalk with street lighting connecting the London Avenue sidewalk to the sidewalk along the frontage of Macaulay Heritage Park. The new sidewalk includes two new signalized pedestrian crosswalks.

Current road and lane closures:

  • All lanes have reopened on County Road 22.
  • The temporary traffic lights on County Road 22 have been removed.
  • There is ongoing construction work along County Road 22 and Old Church Street that may result in occasional traffic disruptions.

Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge Rehabilitation

Project Background

The Ministry of Transportation’s contractor, Aecon Construction, is rehabilitating the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge on County Road 49. Learn more by visiting the project website.

2020 Construction Season Update

  • Temporary single lane closures during the day (from 30 minutes after sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset) will be in place from March 2 to March 18, 2020, weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled by automated flaggers. Motorists can expect 5-10 minute delays due to temporary closures.
  • Starting on March 19, 2020, weather permitting, the next segment of the bridge undergoing rehabilitation will be reduced to a single lane for the remainder of the 2020 construction season. Work is scheduled to be completed in late December 2020.
  • Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals that will operate 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
  • During specific occasions, the bridge will be required to be fully closed for safety reasons during major construction operations. These full closures will occur at night. Notifications will be issued two weeks in advance of any planned full closures

Water Services Disruptions & Notifications

Watermain Flushing & Hydrant Maintenance

The County’s annual spring program for watermain flushing and hydrant maintenance began on May 4, 2020.

Flushing takes place between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday. Watermains are flushed and hydrants serviced throughout all of The County’s drinking water systems in accordance with the Ontario Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 730/81).

While flushing is taking place, customers are asked to avoid excessive water use (Example: running tap water for extended periods, using the washing machine and dish washer simultaneously).

Customers in the immediate areas may experience intermittent pressure fluctuations and some discolouration of tap water while flushing is being completed. This does not affect the safety or quality of your water.

If coloured water has been experienced, customers should run the cold water tap closest to the water meter for a few minutes until tap water runs clear. Customers are advised to wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. Using discoloured water in your washing machine could result in stained laundry.

Customers are asked not to approach water operations staff in the field conducting hydrant flushing and to respect physical/social distancing provisions maintaining a minimum distance of 6.5 feet or 2 metres if passing by due to COVID-19.

Other Notifications

Seasonal sidewalk closures 

Seasonal sidewalk closures are in effect as of November 1, 2020 in various hamlets and some urban areas in Picton, Wellington, and Consecon.

The municipality has not previously performed winter maintenance on the designated sidewalks or is unable to do so due to physical obstacles.

The seasonal closures remain in effect until April 15, 2021.

Urban Areas


Street Name

From / To

Consecon Main Street (East Side)

From County Road 29 to Division Boulevard

Consecon Main Street (West Side)

From Porter Street northerly to end of sidewalk

Division Street 

From Porter Street to Consecon Main Street

Pigtail Lane

From County Road 29 to end of sidewalk


Street Name

From / To

Wharf Street  

From Wellington Main Street to the end of the sidewalk


Street Name

From / To

Century Drive

Paul Street / End of sidewalk

Ena Street

Ferguson Street / Burns Avenue

Burns Avenue

Ena Street / Baxter Lane

Bowery Street

Picton Main Street / Mary Street

Bowery Street (west side)

23 Bowery Street / End of sidewalk

Bowery Street (east side)

Mary Street / End of sidewalk

Johnson Street

Picton Main Street / Hill Street

Hill Street

Johnson Street / Fairfield Street

Hill Street

Division Street  / Spencer Street

Fairfield Street (both sides)

Picton Main Street / End of sidewalk

Division Street

Picton Main Street / Broad Street

Division Street (north side)

Broad Street / Hill Street

Spencer Street

Hill Street / Water treatment plant

Williams Street

Picton Main Street / York Street

Hamlet Areas


Street Name

From / To

County Road 15

Demille Street / 178m east of Northport Street (end of sidewalk)

Northport Street

County Road 15 / Solmes Street

Solmes Street

Northport Road / Demille Street


Street Name

From / To

County Road 5

County Road 15 / Potter Road


Street Name

From / To

County Road 10

47m south of Saint Philip Street (End of Sidewalk) / County Road 18

County Road 18

County Road 33 (Loyalist Parkway) / 52m west of County Road 10 (end of sidewalk)


Street Name

From / To

County Road 33 (Loyalist Parkway)

173m south of Station Road (end of sidewalk) / Station Road

Station Road

County Road 33 (Loyalist Parkway) / 44 Station Road (end of sidewalk)


Street Name

From / To

Ridley Street

All partial sections from Reddick Street to 12 Ridley Street

Station Road

County Road 33 (Loyalist Parkway) / 44 Station Road (end of sidewalk)