Huron Church Rd. (Photo by Jason Viau)

Huron Church Road reconstruction Phase Two starts Monday

You’ve survived the last six weeks of construction on Huron Church Road, but more is coming.

Phase two of the $5.5 million project starts Monday when work begins on the southbound lanes. That means it will still be down to one lane each way between Malden Road and Dorchester Road, but this time traffic will shift over to the newly paved northbound lanes.

Access to Huron Church Road will be closed from roads on the west side of the street for the next six weeks, but roads and commercial driveways on the east side will reopen.

The project started on April 1.

“We’re going to rip up the entire road surface including the curbs and sidewalks and replace it with brand new concrete pavement,” said Director of Operations Dwayne Dawson at the time. “Also involves the installation of a new water main in that section and new traffic signals at all three intersections — at Malden Road, at the Prince/Totten intersection, and the Dorchester intersection.”

The project has meant lengthy delays during the morning and afternoon commutes.

The province is kicking in a $3 million grant from its Connecting Links Program.