Laclie And Tecumseth Streets Reconstruction Begins June 12

Press Release

The first phase of the Laclie Street and the Tecumseth Street reconstruction projects get underway this week.

The Laclie Street Reconstruction project will be phased over four years subject to annual budget approval and will consist of the reconstruction of Laclie Street from Neywash Street to Murray Street; a common left-turn lane between St. Jean Street and Murray Street; and bike lanes between North Street East and Murray Street.

Council doubled funding roads and sidewalk programming and has budgeted capital funding of approximately $15 million for 2023. Over the next 10 years the City will spend more than $175 million roads infrastructure, with $29 million of that on the entire Laclie Street reconstruction project.

Starting Monday work begins on Laclie Street from Neywash Street to Borland Street East and on Tecumseth Street from Laclie Street to Centennial Drive.

Phase 1 of the Laclie Street Reconstruction project and Tecumseth Street Reconstruction project were combined during the tender process and awarded to Arnott Construction Ltd., which is also woeking on phases 2 and 3 of the Centennial Drive area improvements project.

The work includes construction of local sanitary sewers, storm sewers and watermains, and construction of curbs and gutters, sidewalks, and paving.

Laclie Street will be open to local traffic only from Neywash to Borland Streets and Tecumseth Street will be open to local traffic only from Laclie Street to Centennial Drive during construction. Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

A detour will be in place to access Couchiching Beach Park. There will also be changes to Orillia Transit with a detour in place for the Laclie route.

It is anticipated the Laclie Street phase 1 project and the Tecumseth Street project will be completed at the end of November 2023. The total budget for both projects together is $8.6 million.

More details about the Laclie Street project and to sign up to receive updates are online.

Other projects, including the Centennial Drive Area Improvements Phases 1 and 2 continue this summer. Phase 3 of the Centennial Drive area improvements is anticipated to start in the coming weeks and will impact access to Temporary Lot 13 at 70 Front St. N.; however, the City has added Temporary Lot 15 at 20 Front St. S. with more than 100 parking spaces available. More information related to park amenities, road closures, access points can be found online.

(Photos by Swartz – SUNonline/Orillia)


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