Roof repairs needed at historic Lincoln Courthouse in St.Catharines

Roof repairs at the former Lincoln County Courthouse in St.Catharines will get underway on Monday.

Repairs to the roof at Old Courthouse at the corner of King and James streets will start Monday, April 9 and should take one week to complete, weather permitting.

Crews will remove broken slate roof tiles and install new slate roof tiles that match the character of the building.

City officials say the history and heritage of the building and roof will be preserved with the use of materials that are similar to the existing slate roof tiles.

A recent regular inspection of the Old Courthouse identified missing or broken tiles in some areas of the roof.

While the roof is not leaking, the City will complete the roof repairs as part of a preventative maintenance program.

Parking spaces along the north side of the building, between the Old Courthouse and City Hall will be temporarily unavailable when crews are working on that side of the building.

Parts of the sidewalk on James Street, King Street and the sidewalk around the building will temporarily close while crews work on each side of the building.

Barriers will be in place around sidewalks that are closed and signs detouring around the closures will be posted.

The courtyard will also be temporarily unavailable to the public during the repairs on that side of the building.

The construction is not expected to affect vehicle traffic on James or King streets or the parking lot at City Hall.

The King Street driveway to Market Square may temporarily close while crews work on that side of the Old Courthouse.