Road work with orange pylons. Photo courtesy of Blackburn News

Richmond St. Construction Starts Mid-June

With construction of Richmond St. in Chatham starting in mid-June, a forum will be held to answer the public’s questions.

Manager of Engineering and Transportation Chris Thilbert says the forum will allow community voices to be heard.

“It’s an opportunity for the public and any interested persons to review the outstanding issues and bring any concerns to the attention of the project team, to learn about the project and go over the schedule of the traffic control, and to display the proposed works to the interested persons to review and have a comment on this project,” he explains.

Thilbert says the street is in for a much-needed makeover.

“The road is in very poor condition due to the inadequate drainage and the shifting of the old concrete road,” he says.

According to Thilbert, construction will include the widening of Richmond St. to create a continuous left-hand turn lane all the way to Keil Dr., as well as several road improvements to rehabilitate the street and improve draining.

As far as road closures go, Thilbert says the street still stay open but will be reduced to two lanes. Businesses will also stay open.

The public information session will be held at the John D Bradley Convention Centre on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

-With files from Matt Weverink