June roundabout start date

MORRISBURG – The roundabout project for County Roads 1 and 2 is moving ahead as planned.

Last week the tender went out for the roundabout project.

Ben de Haan, director of planning and transportation for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, spoke about what he said is an exciting project for the counties at the April 4th South Dundas council meeting.

He expects that the tender will be awarded to the winning bidder at the May counties council meeting.

The project will start in June 2017, and be completed by late September.

de Haan is well aware of the inconvenience the project will be at such a busy intersection.

“However, we will do our best to minimize the impact,” said de Haan.

He is recommending that the Municipality of South Dundas consider permanently closing the small section of Broken Second Road that runs between County Road 2 and County Road 1 to vehicular traffic.

His suggestion was to consider making it a recreational trail instead.

The roundabout is being considered a stand alone project.

However, the reconstruction of the remainder of County Road 1 South is also planned for this summer.

de Haan’s plan is to put that project out to tender in June and award it at the July counties council meeting.

In the meantime, he needs some input and direction from South Dundas council about whether or not they would like to see some extra work such as sidewalk/pathway upgrades or the realignment of Carman House and Campground entrances as part of this project.

South Dundas has no money specifically set aside in the budget for any of these upgrades.