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Mill Pond Bridge in Omemee closed to vehicular traffic

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Mill Pond Bridge on Mary Street East in Omemee is closed to vehicular traffic until further notice. The pedestrian use of Mill Pond Bridge is still accessible.

Mill Pond Bridge is currently a part of the municipality’s ongoing Bridge Program, which works towards identifying bridges within Kawartha Lakes that are in need of replacement or rehabilitation.

In early 2019, the municipality retained the services of D.M. Wills Associates Ltd. to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment and structural engineering and design services for the replacement of Mill Pond Bridge.

During the May 6 Environmental Assessment, which reviewed options for replacement of the bridge, D.M. Wills Associates Ltd. identified a structural issue which requires that Mill Pond Bridge be closed to vehicular traffic.

Once the Environmental Assessment has been completed, recommendations will be brought forward during 2020 budget deliberations for consideration by Council.

Due to this closure, residents can use the Omemee Bridge on Highway 7 as a detour if needed.

Residents will be advised when the Mill Pond Bridge is scheduled to reopen.

To learn more about the Mill Pond Bridge replacement project, visit the City website.

A Public Information Centre will be held on Monday February 4, at 4:00pm to provide the opportunity for public input on the proposed alternatives for the replacement/rehabilitation of the Mill Pond Bridge.

When: Monday February 4, 4:00pm to 7:00pm (drop in)

Where: Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 497), 46 King St E, Omemee, ON

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