Hinchinbrooke road to be partially opened for winter months

Hinchinbrooke Road, north of Silver Rock Lane at Spring Lake was closed due to partial road collapse. The Township plans to provide a pass-through for traffic over the winter months. 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. While a full reopening of the road will not be possible until the spring, the Township of South Frontenac anticipates a partial reopening of Hinchinbrooke Road at this location by the end of October 2021.

Following recommendations from the geotechnical engineering review, Township staff have been carrying out grading adjustments within the work zone in preparation for the reopening of Hinchinbrooke Road to traffic, according to a release dated Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Additional barrier systems and temporary traffic control signage will be put in place ahead of the partial reopening to help communicate lane restrictions and safety parameters, the Township said.

“Knowing that a full road reopening wasn’t possible until the spring, it was important that the Township did everything we could to provide some type of pass-through access over the winter months to help alleviate traffic concerns,” said Mayor Ron Vandewal. “Safety remains a priority at this location, and staff have been working diligently to ensure the appropriate traffic controls and signage will be in place ahead of any road reopening.”

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

“While we are relieved to be able to partially open the road to traffic, I want to reassure residents that this project remains a priority for staff, and will receive the same attention next spring when we are able to repair and reopen the road fully,” said Mayor Vandewal.

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