Causeway Updates

Phase 2 of the Causeway construction project is set to begin the week of May 6th, 2024. Please expect single lane closures and delays as we complete the bridge restoration, and final road works.

Construction Phase 2 - FAQ's

 

May 2024 Project Update
Peterborough County is pleased to advise that Phase 2 (Final) construction on the James A. Gifford Causeway is set to commence the week of May 6th, 2024, with a projected completion date of November 2024.

UrbanLink Civil Ltd. has been awarded the construction contract (Tender No. T-08-2024).

The scope of this contract extends from the County Road 16 (Robinson Road) intersection to 10m East of Garthorne Avenue and will include the following improvements:

  • Rehabilitation of Chemong Bridge
  • 10m wide 2-lane road cross-section
  • On-road 1.5m wide paved shoulders (Tapering to at Bridge)
  • Street lighting
  • Concrete barrier curb and gutter separation between roadway and multi-use path
  • Off-road wide multi-use asphalt path including pathway lighting across the Causeway. (Tapering to 1.8m at the Bridge sidewalk)

 

Single-lane road closures will be instituted during the completion of the work, alternating between temporary traffic signals and flagging operations. Access to the boat launch at Rotary Park will be maintained.

Should you have any requests for service, questions or comments regarding the Causeway improvements, please email the County at: roads@ptbocounty.ca

 

Bridge Cross Section

 

 

East of Bridge Section

 

Causeway Continuation Cross Section

 

January 2024 Project Update

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 late spring/summer of 2024 with completion in November 2024.
Repairs to the Chemong Bridge will require a closure of a single traffic lane resulting in extended periods of delay to traffic movement across the bridge, particularly during peak traffic periods. 
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: 

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

 

August 2023 Project Update
The County of Peterborough is pleased to advise that construction on the James A. Gifford Causeway is set to commence during the week of September 11, 2023, with a projected completion date of November 2023.

Dufferin Construction Company has been awarded the construction contract (Tender No. T-12-2023) which will commence with the installation of the traffic management plan.

The scope of this contract extends from the County Road 16 (Robinson Road) intersection to west of the Chemong Bridge and will include the following improvements:

- 10m wide 2-lane road cross-section

- On-road 1.5m wide paved shoulders

- Roadside safety devices

- 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.