James A. Gifford Causeway - January 2024 Project Update

Posted on Wednesday January 10, 2024

The County of Peterborough is pleased to advise that the 2023 James A. Gifford Causeway roadworks tender was substantially completed in November 2023. The installation of lighting along the new multi-use path is anticipated to be completed by mid-winter 2024. 

The design of the next phase of Causeway construction is currently being finalized and will include extensive rehabilitation of the Chemong Bridge. The construction tender for this work is expected to be issued for public bidding in February 2024.

The scope of the 2024 contract will also include a road reconstruction component, extending from west of Chemong Bridge to the Kelly Boulevard/Garthorne Avenue intersection.

The scope of the 2024 construction contract will include:

  • Repairs to Chemong Bridge superstructure and substructure
  • Excavation and replacement of deteriorated concrete deck sections
  • Renewal of the asphalt surface on the bridge
  • Approx. 400 metres of road surface repairs east and west of bridge
  • Renewal of steel beam guiderail
  • New 1.8m concrete sidewalk on the south side of Chemong Bridge
  • Connection to new multi-use path and installation of pathway lighting

Construction is to commence in the spring of 2024 with completion in November 2024.
Motorists are advised to plan accordingly and consider alternate routes to avoid traffic delays.
For more details, please refer to the schematic of the bridgeworks plan currently posted on the County website at: James A. Gifford Causeway - Roadworks schematic - 2023-12-22

Should you have any questions, comments or requests for service concerning continued improvements to the James A. Gifford Causeway, please email the County at: roads@ptbocounty.ca