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Portion of Highway 35 to close for more than a month

KAWARTHA LAKES- If you use Highway 35 South of Lindsay you will have to use a detour for at least 40 days.

The City of Kawartha Lakes says a portion of Highway 35 will be temporarily, fully-closed to traffic for approximately 40 calendar days, between September 25 and November 17, as crews work to replace the Stoney Creek culvert.

This Provincial project will include work at Highway 35, 5.6 kilometres south of Lindsay, and Highway 7 at Mount Horeb Road. Construction will span 0.15 kilometres.

The purpose of this project is to replace the Stoney Creek culvert using an appropriate and cost-effective strategy. The project includes:

  • removal of existing culvert
  • removal of existing cast-in-place (CIP) concrete open footing culvert and footings
  • construction of new two-cell precast concrete culvert and retaining walls
  • placement of new steel beam guide rail
  • reinstatement of the pavement and pavement markings
  • intersection improvements on Highway 7 at Mt. Horeb Road (City of Kawartha Lakes Road 31)

During the closure of Highway 35, traffic will be diverted onto an off-site signed detour using Mount Horeb Road and Highway 7. Temporary traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Highway 7 and Mount Horeb Road.

According to the Province, approximately 8,650 vehicles travel this section of Highway 35 in a day, increasing to 10,300 during summer periods.

This project is expected to be completed, with the exception of surface paving, this fall. The final completion date of May 25, 2018 will allow the contractor to complete the surface paving requirements.

A CKL Noise By-Law exemption has been received to accelerate the construction schedule by permitting work to occur at night, on Sundays and statutory holidays as required between September 25, 2017 and November 17, 2017.

A CKL By-Law to prohibit commercial truck traffic on Hillhead Road and other potentially effected roads will be implemented during construction. CKL Police will assign a paid duty officer to periodically patrol the area to enforce the By-Law. A temporary satellite ambulance station will be provided in Pontypool to ensure target times to rural emergencies can be met.

All entrances near the culvert location will remain open and accessible at all times during construction.

&nbspphoto credit: Paul A. Rizer road closed via photopin (license)

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