Bridge St. Reconstruction Meeting #2

Bridge Street Reconstruction BIA Presentation: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

There are two times to choose from. BIA Members are able to give feedback at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

If that time is not suitable, please attend the public meeting at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Bob Rintoul Hall at the Neelin Street Community Centre, 75 Neelin Street.

The new downtown renderings at the 60% phase can be found here.

Feedback is due Wednesday, September 23rd. 

COVID -19 Protocols are in place:

The number of people in the Bob Rintoul Hall at one time will be controlled in accordance with the provincial legislation. Face coverings will be required at all times inside the stairway, the hall and washrooms. Please stay 2 meters apart and sanitize your hands before entering the building and upon exiting the building.

Presentation of the 60% Design Stage for the Reconstruction of Bridge Street – The Town of Carleton Place is proceeding with the replacement of the Central Bridge, with construction scheduled to start in Spring 2022, which will include a full closure of Bridge Street over the Mississippi River. Input received during previous consultations identified the benefits of undertaking the Bridge St. reconstruction while the Central Bridge was being replaced.

Bridge Street is the Commercial Centre for the Town of Carleton Place, and the central link across the Mississippi River. Reconstruction of Bridge Street will include the replacement of all hard surfaces (Asphalt, sidewalks) between Lake Avenue and Central Bridge. In addition, new decorative street lighting, new signalized crosswalks, accessibility improvements, and enhanced streetscaping features are included in the scope of work.

It is expected that this project will result in substantial impacts to residents and businesses. As such, extensive public consultation will play a key role in project planning. Preliminary project information for the Central Bridge was presented at three Public Information Centres held in 2018-2019. Also, a Public Open House was hosted in January 2020 to solicit input from the community regarding the scope of work included in the reconstruction of Bridge St. The input received has been incorporated in the design process.

A Public Open House has been scheduled to present the status of the current design for the Reconstruction of Bridge Street and to continue to facilitate coordination between the project team and interested residents and businesses.

The event will be held as an informal “Open House” with materials pertaining to the Project on display, and members of the project team on hand to answer questions and discuss issues related to the project.

If you would like more information please contact one of the following members of the Project Team:


Town of Carleton Place                                            R.V. Anderson Associates Limited

Dave Young, Project Manager                                   David O’Sullivan, P.Eng, PMP, Project Manager

Tel: 613-257-6249                                                      Tel: 416-497-8600

E-mail:                             E-mail:

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