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From the Ground Up...An Operations Department Update

Posted on Thursday June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019

From the Ground Up…
The Township’s Operations department is successfully wrapping up annual spring activities and moving into summer roads, parks, and facilities construction and maintenance!

The road stabilization program is well underway! Often referred to as dust suppressant the application of a liquid stabilizer has a much greater task of holding our loose top roads together and extending their life. This year 450,000 litres of stabilizer will be applied to our roads. A reminder to motorists to drive at a reasonable speed given the roadway conditions and avoid strong acceleration, deceleration or rapid changes in direction on gravel roadways.

The annual crack routing and sealing program is about to commence. This maintenance program extends the life of our hard surface roads by routing a channel along random crack lines and filling them with sealant. There are two benefits of this program: the sealant prevents water from infiltrating the sub-base, and it stretches when pavement movement occurs.

Motorists will see contractors working on Escott-Rockport Road from Holland Road southerly to Selton Road, and also on Sweets Corners Road from County Road 33 to County Road 3. We ask that motorists slow down, obey traffic control signage and flag persons, and give workers and equipment space.

The hard surface conversion of Cunningham Road is heading into the final stages. Crews are wrapping up drainage improvements and rock/stump removal in preparation for the double surface treatment.

Your input welcomed! In thenext week we will be launching a survey to solicit your feedback on speed zones on the St. Lawrence River. Subscribe to our Township News to stay in the loop!

Facility Service Disruptions and Closures:

  • Reminder that the restrooms at Furnace Falls Park are closed. Anticipated re-opening date is June 14.
  • The Lansdowne Standpipe Refurbishment project is on schedule. With the standpipe out of service a temporary system with reduced storage and capacity is in place to ensure essential water service to our village residents.
  • As a large water user, the Splash Pad at Jerry Park remains closed in an effort to conserve water during the standpipe refurbishment.

Information on source water protection has been added to our website. At leeds1000islands.ca use keyword ‘drinking water’.

Highwater levels continue on the St. Lawrence River and interior waterways. Sand and sandbags are available for residents at 1233 Prince Street, Lansdowne.

If you have a question or a service request, please contact our Township Receptionist at 613-659-2415 ext. 205 or submit your request electronically from our website.