Summer roadwork on major east-west route

Signs are already up on Grey County Road 9 west of Dundalk, where McLean Taylor Construction will be carrying out a $1.24 million bridge replacement.

The bridge is about one mile west of Grey Rd. 23. It’s one part of a project which the county said will be a total investment of $4.21 million.

Other work includes:

-culvert replacements

-reconstructing one concession of Grey Road 9 on each side of Hopeville, between Southgate Sideroads 7 and 13;

-reconstructing Grey Road 14 from about a half-mile north of Southgate Road 24 north to Grey Road 4;

-asphalt pavement widening on both county roads.

The road-widening follows a Grey County policy to include a wider paved shoulder on its roads as they are reconstructed.

During the reconstruction projects, there will be temporary lane closures, with a possibility of full closures. Local emergency access will be maintained at all times.

At the time the bridge contract was awarded, the construction window was expected to be from July 8 to Oct. 11, 2024 with that section of the road closed for most of that time.

The bridge detour will take drivers north of County Road 9 to the third concession, Southgate Road 26 for the one concession between Grey Road 23 and Southgate Sideroad 49.

There also will be a culvert replaced on Grey Road 14 just south of Grey Road 4, for which the detour will be Durham Road B.

The county projects that the total cost for the bridge portion will be about $1.45 million, which also includes $28,000 for contract administration and $187,000 for a 15 percent contingency.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald