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Construction on 49 and 1 to begin Monday

The Ministry of Transportation has contracted Coco paving to conduct road reconstruction on Hwy 49 north of Prince Edward County, including the County portion of Highway 49 between County Road 15 and the Skyway Bridge.
Construction in The County is expected to begin Monday, June 1, with an expected completion date of June 5.
One lane of traffic is to be maintained for the duration of construction. Motorists may experience delays of approximately five minutes.

Coco Paving will also begin rehabilitation of one kilometre of County Road 1 between Benway and Melville Roads beginning Monday, June 1 and continuing through to the end of July. Motorists are to expect minor delays. One lane of traffic will be maintained.

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  1. Snowman says:

    49 HWY. was “given” to the county,along with a cheque for $2-3 million to repair it. The county should have flat out refused, as $3 million is probably less than 5% of the total cost of rebuilding this horrible road.
    That money and more has already been spent on the minor fixes over the last 8-10 years, which we all know were a waste. The concrete and steel removal alone will cost as much as the new asphalt.Tonnes of gravel will have to be added to the base as the concrete that is there now is much thicker than the asphalt that will replace it.
    I was at a council meeting 6-7 years ago when the current Commissioner said he would report to Council on a plan to fix the road “in the near future”. hmm……
    Unless the province steps in and rights this wrong-doing, I am afraid that we will being driving this road in it’s current state of disrepair for a long,long time

  2. anonymous says:

    I think it’s a disgrace to our County! A huge number of tourists visit here throughout the summer months and talk about embarrassing when the get off of the 401 travel nicely paved roads and then BAM once over the bridge it’s terrible. PEC should just erect a sign that says Welcome to Beautiful Prince Edward County well except for our roads they are crap so hold onto your hat you’re in for quite the bumpy ride!

  3. Susan says:

    Makes you wonder how funding works doesn’t it. The newly paved highway on the north of the skyway bridge was 10 times better than the County side before it was newly paved! County side is near having to be shutdown one would think. Something has to give very soon!

  4. anonymous says:

    Unsure what the construction on 49 was for it’s no better than it was before they started. Maybe continue on with the paving like the other side of the bridge has done…nice newly paved roads. Hwy 49 is an absolute disgrace and embarrasement to our beautiful County!!

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