After numerous delays, improvements to the intersection of Lake Ridge Road (Regional Road 23) and Regional Road 13 are finally getting underway.
The contractor hired by the Region set to work on Monday (Oct. 7) morning with the project running into next summer.
“The work includes asphalt removal, road excavation, grading, drainage, granular base, hot mix paving, curb and gutter, storm sewer, traffic signals, illumination, sod and seed and mulch,” reads a notice from the Region.
The work will be completed in three stages with multiple steps.
Stage 1a – Lake Ridge Road north of Regional Road 13 will be closed for five weeks starting October 15;
Stage 1b – Regional Road 13 will be closed east of Lake Ridge Road for two weeks in November;
Stage 2a – Lake Ridge Road south of Regional Road 13 will be closed for six weeks once Stage 1 is complete;
Stage 2b – Regional Road 13 will be closed west of Lake Ridge Road once Stage 1 is complete;
Stage 3a – Regional Road 13 will be closed west of Lake Ridge Road for four weeks (2020); and,
Stage 3b – Regional Road 13 will be closed east of Lake Ridge Road for eight weeks (2020).
Traffic will be diverted via signed detour routes.
“During the road closures, the intersection will operate as an ‘all-way’ stop,” the notice reads.
“Additional notices will be distributed to provide more details as the work progresses.”
During a presentation to Brock Township council on Monday (Oct. 7), Stephen Kemp – the Region’s manager of traffic engineering and operations – noted that there is a possibility that the traffic lights will be operational by the end of the year.