Village of Rodney Reconstruction

Village of Rodney Reconstruction

Project Description

The County of Elgin in partnership with the Municipality of West Elgin is undertaking the reconstruction of Furnival Road from the northerly village limits to the former railway corridor, and Queens Line from the westerly village limits to Furnival Road.

The project implements a “Complete Streets” philosophy to accommodate users of all transportation modes and abilities.  Guided by the Municipality of West Elgin’s Community Improvement Plan and Streetscape Master Plan, the roadway will have pedestrian friendly spaces that will also accommodate future cycling facilities in accordance with the Elgin-St. Thomas Cycling Master Plan.  Both roadways will remain a two-lane cross section.  Subtle and strategically placed curb extensions will be installed within the village business district to provide protective shelter for resident and visitor on-street parking, improved integrated pedestrian connectivity, and represents a traffic calming measure drastically improving traffic safety and flow along this vital transportation corridor.

The project will include replacement of stormwater sewers, road, sidewalk, and the installation of new standalone decorative street lighting and boulevards. 

Construction Phasing

The Village of Rodney Reconstruction project is anticipated to be completed in several phases. More detailed information will be provided in future.

Construction Schedule

Pre-construction investigation: February 2020 – March 2020                                                                                                                                          Pre-construction survey: February 2020 – March 2020                                                                                                                                                    Pre-construction notice and project update meeting: September 2020*                                                                                                                            Design finalization: October 2020*                                                                                                                                                                                            Construction contract approval: December 2020*                                                                                                                                                                  Construction notice: February 2021*                                                                                                                                                                                          Construction starts: April 2021*                                                                                                                                                                                                  Construction ends: October 2021 with some minor cleanup work in Spring 2022*

* Please note that the timelines are approximate and will vary depending on weather and other factors.

Construction Detour

A tailored construction detour for each phase will be in place throughout the duration of the project.  During construction, sections of the roads will need to be closed to vehicular through traffic to complete the work safely and in a timely manner, however pedestrian access will be provided to the extent possible. More detailed information will be provided in future.

Notices & Property Owner Correspondence

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Project Contacts                                                                                                              

Brad Walt, CET                                                                                              E-mail: brad.walt@gmblueplan.ca                                                          Phone: (519) 672-9403 ext. 5224

Lee Gosnell                                                                                                E-mail: roads@westelgin.net                                                                      Phone: (519) 785-0560

Brian Lima, P.Eng.                                                                                      E-Mail: blima@elgin.ca                                                                        Phone: (519) 631-1460 ext. 117