Expect detours near Warren

By Gordon Lambie
Expect detours near Warren
(Photo : Matthew McCully)

Work to rebuild Warren Street in Lennoxville got started on Monday, marking the start of excavations that are expected to last through the end of the month of November. Although for the moment the work is limited to Warren itself, drivers should expect Queen to be closed in the vicinity as well over the course of next week.
Lennoxville borough president Claude Charron confirmed that the work in question is a complete reconstruction of the roadway between Queen and Meade streets, including the underground infrastructure.
“It will be a major nuisance for the people in the area,” Charron said, pointing out that although large truck traffic is being detoured via Dunant Street and highway 410 when Queen is closed, smaller vehicles will be encouraged to get around using neighbouring streets like John-Wilson, Lorne, and Academy.
With the work starting relatively late in the construction season, the borough president admitted that there is a possibility that the end of the work might be delayed by the coming of winter weather.
“The frost is just starting, and a little snow doesn’t stop you, but it depends on the season,” he said. “Worse comes to worst, we don’t asphalt this year.”
At this point in time the Warren Street project is expected to last until the evening of Friday, November 27, with Queen Street closed as well from the 13-16 of October. Municipal water service will be cut off for those in the work zone, although an alternative source of water has been planned in light of the duration of the work.

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