Wilson Street re-paving will have minimal impact,...
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Dec 14, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Wilson Street re-paving will have minimal impact, says councillor

Ancaster News

By Mike Pearson, News staff

Another construction project is planned for Wilson Street East next summer, but Ancaster Councillor Lloyd Ferguson said businesses and commuters won’t be forced to endure another lengthy road closure.

The city’s 2013 capital budget includes $500,000 to resurface Wilson Street between Rousseaux and Halson Streets next year.  Unlike last summer’s five-month road reconstruction of Wilson Street between Halson and Fiddler’s Green, next year’s project does not include major infrastructure improvements such as water mains and sewers.

“We call it a shave and pave,” said Ferguson, who expects the work to be completed over a two week period in July or August.

Federal gas tax money will cover $450,000 of the project cost.

Gary Moore, director of engineering services in the city’s public works department, said limited curb and sidewalk improvements will be included, depending on the final cost of the road resurfacing.

After consulting with local businesses, city staff agreed to schedule the project during the late summer to minimize disruptions, said Moore.

“We don’t want to impact Heritage Days or anything else the city does,” Moore said.

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