Road work projects ramping up

Construction season is ramping up across the region.  

Another reminder to those of you driving through Owen Sound on Monday, May 6 - a major artery is going to be closed.  

The 10th Street West hill will be blocked from 2nd to 6th Avenues until about 10 pm as the city makes upgrades to the watermain system ahead of the bridge replacement to start in the fall.  

Detour signs will be in place for both car and truck traffic but its expected to snarl things up pretty good.  

There are also sections of 2nd and 3rd Avenues West closed around the downtown for the same watermain work.

A small stretch of 9th Street West is also included.  

Then there's the Downtown River Precinct Project which has 1st Ave East closed around the Farmers Market.  

Give yourself a bit of extra time today if you're heading from one side of town to the other.

There are also a number of Grey County construction projects on the books this year.  

All project timelines are best estimates only.

Timing and duration could change depending on weather conditions and other factors.

Grey Road 40: May 6 to August 19

Pulverize and pave 15.5 km from Veterans Road North to Grey Road 12. The project includes 15 culvert replacements, two major reconstruction areas, guiderails and 1.25 metre paved shoulders. Total budget: $5.4 million.

Road closures are expected on this project. A signed detour route will be posted.

Grey Road 13: July 29 to August 30

Pulverize and pave 3.5 km from Grey Road 4 to the north limits of Eugenia. The project includes one culvert replacement, guiderail replacements and 1.25 metre paved shoulders in the rural portion. Total budget: $1.2 million.


Holstein Bridge: July 8 to October 18

Full replacement of the bridge in Holstein. The project includes 0.5 metre paved shoulders and enhanced railings to keep the heritage appeal. Total budget: $2.1 million.

The bridge will be closed during construction with a detour posted on Southgate Sideroad 41. The dam will be used as a pedestrian crossing.

Grey Road 9 (Main Street West Dundalk): May 28 to November 15

This project is in partnership with the Township of Southgate. Work includes resurfacing, intersection improvements, 1.25 metre paved shoulders, stormwater management, curbs and sidewalks and more. County budget: $3.9 million.


Grey Road 4 (Durham): May 14 to August 16

This project is in partnership with West Grey. Work includes resurfacing from Chester Street to Garafraxa Street, storm sewers, curbs, sidewalks and more. County budget: $1 million.


Grey Road 4 (Hanover) New Traffic Signal: Completed by September 2019

A new traffic signal will be installed in Hanover at the intersection of Grey Road 4 and 18th Avenue, near the new high school, including crosswalk signals. Total budget: $350,000.


Grey Road 5 (Owen Sound) Intersection Improvements: Late Summer/Early Fall

Improvements to the intersection at 16th Street East and 9th Avenue East in Owen Sound.  A new left-hand turning lane will be added for southbound traffic.

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