DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The road closure for the construction project on Conc. 3 (Regional Rd. 39) is expected to continue into November, according to the Region of Durham’s Works Department.
Work on the project, which includes storm sewer installation, road reconstruction, sidewalk replacement and new pavement markings began the week of Sept. 21 and the Region expects that it will continue until Friday, Nov. 6 on Conc. 3. However, unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.
The Region adds that work on the stretch of road will continue into spring 2016, at which time new road closure information will be posted and communicated.
To cope with added traffic in the area, temporary speed bumps were recently added to Zephyr Rd., west of the four corners in the hamlet.
Ward 2 Councillor Pat Molloy told The Standard that the measure has helped in deferring some traffic in the area, but has not slowed down some drivers.
“What we’re seeing is that some drivers will slow right down and creep over a bump, then jam on the gas and go flying towards the next one,” explained Councillor Molloy.
In a press release the Region added that the work may be disruptive, and added that crews will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Drivers in the area are asked to exercise caution for the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and construction workers.
For more information about this and other Regional construction, design and environmental assessment projects, visit www.durham.ca/cdeap.
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