View of the street in questionTraffic is set to flow on Belleville’s Front Street once again.

The city announced Wednesday Stage 3 construction is nearing completion and on Thursday, September 15, Front Street will re-open to vehicular traffic.

Stage 4 has started and major construction efforts have moved on to Victoria Avenue.

The contractor will continue to have a presence on Front Street during the day to finish work relating to landscaping, lighting, and sidewalks.

During this time vehicular traffic may be limited to alternating single lanes.

Once complete, this last section of Front Street will resemble the earlier work done on Front Street from Pinnacle Street to Victoria Avenue. This includes upgrades to the underground infrastructure (new watermain, new or relined sanitary sewers and new utilities); reconstructed roads, boulevards, and sidewalks, with new asphalt, concrete, and brick paver surfaces; and new urban design elements including street lights and traffic signals, street furniture, granite-curb planters and trees.

“Once again, I would like to offer my sincere appreciation to the businesses and residents of our downtown for their continued patience and support,” Mayor Taso Christopher stated in a release. “With Front Street re-opening we can truly start to enjoy the benefits of our renewed city centre.”

Stage 4 construction, which spans into November, will be concentrated on Victoria Avenue and involves the installation of watermain and other underground work. To complete this, Victoria Avenue will only be accessible to local vehicular traffic from Pinnacle Street. Pedestrian access to Victoria Avenue will be maintained at all times.

Source: The Belleville Intelligencer