Hinchinbrooke Road reopens to two way traffic

Hinchinbrooke Road, north of Silver Rock Lane at Spring Lake is closed until further notice. Image via Google Maps.

This past July, Hinchinbrooke Road was closed just north of Silver Rock Lane at Spring Lake due to a partial road collapse. South Frontenac staff have been working in conjunction with a geotechnical engineer to safely reopen the road before winter.

Earlier this month the Township announced that the roadway would be partially reopened by the end of Oct. 2021. According to a release from South Frontenac Township, the roadway has reopened to two-way traffic today, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, though further culvert work will take place in the spring.

“I have been advising residents that Hinchinbrooke Rd would have partial access restored by the end of October – so the fact that there will be two-way traffic flow feels like an unexpected bonus,” said Mayor Ron Vandewal. “I want to pass on Council’s appreciation to the Public Services department and everyone who worked tirelessly the past few months to make this reopening a reality.”

Following recommendations from a geotechnical engineering review, Township staff carried out grading adjustments within the work zone and added safety features in preparation for the reopening of Hinchinbrooke Road, according to the release. Additional temporary traffic control signage has been put in place to help communicate lane restrictions and safety parameters to those using the road, the Township said.

Residents are reminded to obey traffic controls when using the temporary narrowed lanes on Hinchinbrooke Road at Spring Lake this winter season. Additional questions or concerns can be directed to Troy Dunlop, Manager of Technical Services and Infrastructure at 613-376-3027 ext.3333 or via email to [email protected].

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