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Picton Main is open!

As of earlier this afternoon, Picton Main Street has been re-opened to vehicle traffic.

With the exception of a brief closure on Sunday, November 27th for the Picton Santa Claus Parade, the street will remain open to traffic. The closure is expected to begin around 12 PM on Sunday and last until approximately 2 PM.

The municipality, in conjunction with the Picton BIA, will be holding a symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony at 12 PM on Sunday to celebrate the opening of Picton Main Street; the Santa Claus Parade will follow shortly thereafter.

Some sidewalks remain to be completed near the west end of the construction zone. Taggart Construction will be completing these sidewalks over the next two weeks. There should be no resulting disruption to vehicle traffic.

Some trees along the roadway require trimming; a landscaper will be onsite in the near future to trim low hanging branches that could impact pedestrians.

Taggart Construction will be returning for a brief period in the early Spring to complete the installation of two crosswalks on Picton Main Street. More information on this work will be provided once a precise date and details have been determined.

For more information about the project, visit www.thecounty.ca
and click on “Picton Main Street Construction Project.”

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Base asphalt was poured on Main Street Tuesday. - BIA photo

Base asphalt was poured on Main Street Tuesday. – BIA photo

UPDATE NOV 18: Friday, Coco Paving finished the top coat of asphalt along the entire stretch of Main Street. Due to the amount of asphalt required the work may extend into Saturday morning. Line painting will be completed following paving either in the evening (Friday, Nov, 18th) or morning of Saturday Nov. 19th.

On Monday, Nov, 21st the two crosswalks on Main Street will be cut out and resurfaced with textured concrete. Because the crosswalks require five days to cure, Picton Main Street cannot be open to vehicular traffic until Sunday, Nov. 27th. Sidewalk and boulevard work between Elizabeth and Chapel Streets will continue for approximately 1 to 1.5 weeks after the street reopens on Sunday, Nov. 27th.

Picton Main Street will re-open to regular vehicular traffic at approximately 2 pm on Sunday, Nov. 27, following the Picton Santa Claus Parade.

On Thursday, Nov. 24th, Hybrid will be working on Elizabeth Street south to replace the power connection for the lamp standards with a new connection at Mary Street.

The Picton BIA’s new seasonal, LED decorations will be installed on the new lamp standards on Thursday, Nov. 24th.
On Monday, Nov. 28th the temporary traffic signals will be set to ‘flashing yellow’ for approximately one week leading up to their eventual removal.

On Monday, Nov. 28th all Main Street detour signs will be removed.

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Final work under way on Picton Main

The final touches for Picton’s Main Street rehabilitation project are under way with a completion tentatively set for the last week of this month.

As the final stages of the rehabilitation project, an extended portion of the Picton Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between Ross Street and Chapel Street from Nov. 14 to 18.

Picton Main Street will be closed between Bridge Street and Chapel Street as crews lay the final layer of pavement Friday, Nov. 18 – expected to take one day.The street is expected to be re-opened between Bridge Street and Chapel Street Saturday, Nov. 19.

Street closures will take place between Bridge Street and Elizabeth Street from Nov. 21 to 25 for the construction of the two crosswalks.

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