J.A. Gifford Causeway - June 2023 Update

Posted on Wednesday June 14, 2023

In continuation of the County’s plan to rehabilitate the James A. Gifford Causeway, Tender No. T-12-2023 was issued for public bidding on June 8, 2023, with bidding to close on July 6, 2023.

In accordance with direction provided on April 19, 2023, by County Council, the plan includes rescoping the project to allow for the development of 2 separate tenders; one roadworks tender to be completed in 2023 and one bridgeworks tender projected to be to be completed in 2024.

Rescoped elements of the Causeway roadworks tender have been formatted into a “standard” County hot mix asphalt tender form, to include the following features:

  • 10m wide 2-lane road cross-section
  • On-road 1.5m wide paved shoulders
  • Concrete barrier curb and gutter separation between roadway and multi-use path
  • Off-road 3.5m wide multi-use asphalt path including pathway lighting across the Causeway
  • Work to extend from west of Chemong Bridge to Rotary Park.

Intermittent single-lane road closures will be instituted during the completion of the roadworks tender, with work to take place mid to late summer 2023. Access to the boat launch at Rotary Park will be maintained.

A rescoped bridgeworks tender will be developed through 2023 to include a 1.8m concrete sidewalk across the Chemong Bridge for access by pedestrians and cyclists.

For more details, please refer to the schematic of the roadworks plan:

James A. Gifford Causeway - Roadworks schematic - 2023-04-26 

Please contact the following individuals for any additional information:

Bryan Weir
Sr. Director of Planning and Public Works
County of Peterborough
470 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3M3
Phone: 743-0380 ext. 2400

Peter Nielsen
CET Manager, Capital Projects
County of Peterborough
470 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3M3
Phone: 705-775-2737 ext. 3200