County roads in South Dundas get some attention this summer


South Dundas will see some work done on portions of County Road 18 and County Road 31 in the coming months.

During the June 26th South Dundas council meeting, deputy-mayor Jim Locke reported that work is to be done on the portion of County Road 18 between Dixon’s Corners and Hanesville as well as on the portion of County Road 31 between Williamsburg and Winchester Springs.

Contacted following the township meeting, United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry engineer Ben De Haan confirmed this, but could not give a specific start date for the work. 

According to De Haan, the contractor is currently working on projects in North and South Glengarry and is expected to arrive in Dundas county in early August.

In addition, it was reported that the portion of County Road 31 just north of Morrisburg that has a substantial and noticeable vertical rut will be investigated sometime in August or September of this year.

“We are going to do a test pit,” said De Haan. “We are planning to excavate a one foot wide hole through the rut and down to the sub-grade to try and determine what is causing the issue.”

“I expect we will see thicker road base under the center part of the road and thinner road base or questionable material at the exterior,” he explained.

“This analysis will help us determine how to repair this section of the road.”

De Haan said he would prefer to “do it once and do it right.”

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